Hotone Eko review

Digital mini-pedal doing analogue delay

  • £54.99
  • €72
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Our Verdict

From subtle ambience to wild noises, the Eko's got you covered.

Pros

  • Clever, compact feature set. Splendid psyched-out sounds.

Cons

  • You might accidentally swallow it.

The diminutive Eko handles delay duties for Hotone's Skyline mini-pedal range. A pocket powerhouse, it features a weighty zinc alloy shell, LED-lit or noctilucent (i.e. glow in the dark) knobs, plus the switching is true bypass.

"Engage the modulation button to lend your echoes a splash of chorus-y warble for those psychedelic moments"

The Eko is a digital delay voiced to emulate classic analogue echoes - that means maximum delay times are limited to 500ms, while the repeats are dark and gradually degrade in quality.

Like a real analogue delay, longer delay times get a little noisy, but the moody repeats never detract from what you're actually playing.

You can engage the modulation button to lend your echoes a splash of chorus-y warble for those psychedelic moments, then up the repeats for self-oscillation and arcade-like sound effects.

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Tech Specs

BrandHotone
Dimensions74 x 44 x 44
Available Outputs1/4 Inch Jack
Available Inputs1/4 Inch Jack
Battery/Adaptor TypeHardwired mains lead
FeaturesTrue bypass