Delay, Looping Recorder, and Tape Echo Pedal
E2 HEAD RUSH is a multi-effects stomp box that enables you to bring new textures and creative possibilities to your music. E2 HEAD RUSH has three modes: Looping Record, Normal Delay, and Tape Echo. Normal Delay records and plays back your input on a variable time delay. Tape Echo simulates a classic, four-head tape echo machine with separate outputs for each virtual tape head. It adds this vintage sound from bygone eras to your modern rig. In Looping Record mode, E2 HEAD RUSH records phrases that you play and repeats them with the option to layer overdubs on top.
You can hook E2 HEAD RUSH up to any number of amplifiers up to five for the most authentic classic sounds in the studio or on stage. Because it has a direct output as well as four virtual-tape-head outputs, you can create unique takes on retro effects. Or, for simplicity, just connect E2 HEAD RUSH to a singe rig and you can still take advantage of its time-altering capabilities.
As a Looping Recorder, E2 HEAD RUSH can capture up to 35.6 seconds of your playing and automatically loop it for you to play along with and overdub layers on top. At the Normal setting, E2 HEAD RUSH records at CD-grade 16-bit, 44.1 kHz. Using the Looping Recorder is easy. Just a few foot taps, and you’re recording!
In Normal Delay mode, E2 HEAD RUSH functions like many other delay units. It has Level, Coarse and Fine delay-time settings, a Feedback control for controlling the amount of repetition of the original sound, and a High Frequency Dampening effect, enabling you to roll off the high end of your sound for classic analog sounds. For even more sonic flexibility, you can send your clean signal to one setup and the delayed sound to a second rig.
Tape Echo Simulator is what really sets E2 HEAD RUSH apart from other multi-effects and delay units. Not only does it replicate the classic four-head tape-delay sound, but also it enables you to control the ratio of the different heads and the time spacing between them. In a tape-echo machine, the recorded sound hits each tape head slightly behind the previous. This results in a recognizable, vintage echo effect. On top of the standard controls – Level, High Frequency Dampening, Feedback, and Time – E2 HEAD RUSH has Ratio and Head Gap controls. Ratio controls the echo-dynamic level of the four heads from all-even to a the first being much louder than the fourth. Head Gap enables the time between heads two and three to be adjusted for an even more recognizable tape-echo sound.
The flexible output in Tape Echo mode also contribute to E2 HEAD RUSH’s flexibility. If you connect an amp to any of the virtual tape head outputs, the head is not routed through the Mix output. For example, if you plug into heads three and four, only heads one and two are routed to the Mix output. You can customize the sound of your delay by experimenting with the routing of virtual tape heads to different amplifiers and exploiting their different sonic characteristics and placements on stage or miking in the studio. You can also create the popular effect called Sound on Sound with E2 HEAD RUSH’s Tape Echo Simulator.
Also worth noting is E2 HEAD RUSH’s heavy build quality. The stomp box is housed in a solid metal casing and has a thick, extruded aluminum faceplate in anodized blue finish. The footswitches are extremely well made, with none of the mid-press “click” that you might expect from other pedals. Every component in E2 HEAD RUSH is first rate, so it will last a long time under wearing on-stage and in-studio conditions.
E2 HEAD RUSH enables you to bring back sounds of yesterday, blend them with the ruggedness and flexibility of today’s technology, and add new functionality. Every effect-pedal board needs one!