Strymon Magneto Four Head Dtape Echo & Looper
"Create expansive soundscapes and evolving, otherworldly tones. Add layers upon layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity within an enveloping stereo field. Infuse your rack with vintagPacked with powerful features while maintaining intuitive playability, Magneto is a stereo multi-head tape delay that also functions as a looper, phrase sampler, vintage spring reverb unit, phase-aligned clock multiplier, chaotic oscillator, zero latency sub-oscillator and warmth and retrofuturistic soul.
Packed with powerful features while maintaining intuitive playability, Magneto is a stereo multi-head tape delay that also functions as a looper, phrase sampler, vintage spring reverb unit, phase-aligned clock multiplier, chaotic oscillator, zero latency sub-oscillator and more, with extensive CV I/O.
Transform Your Modular.
Turn simple monophonic signals into complex orchestrations. Create new oscillator tones using self-oscillation. Add rich stereo dimension to your sound, and enjoy the inherent warmth and sweet, subtle distortion characteristics of magnetic tape. Magneto transforms even the smallest rack into a fully expressive, immersive instrument.
To capture the full experience and complexity of a vintage tape echo machine, every last tape system attribute was relentlessly studied and faithfully recreated. From the sought-after natural saturation and soft clipping of magnetic tape when driven hard, to hands-on real-time controls for tape age, tape crinkle, and mechanical wow and flutter, Magneto delivers a rich multi-head delay experience that adds life and vibe to your sound.
Play It Like An Instrument.
Every function, control, gain stage, and signal path component in Magneto works together to respond musically and smoothly, even during the wildest live modular improvisations. All this is combined with a luxurious spring reverb to take the sound of your modular setup to a new level, and your sonic explorations into far-out territories.
Tape-voiced delay machine with four playback heads and one record head
Processor-intense dTape algorithm delivers meticulously nuanced recreations of vintage tape echo systems
Three operational modes: Echo, Sound On Sound Looper, Phrase Sampler
Varispeed algorithm with dynamic machine mechanics, 8:1 speed range
Input record level for clean reproduction to warm, fat saturation
Self-oscillating for tone generation
Independent Spring Reverb
Dedicated control over tape mechanics, machine health, and tone: Low Cut, Tape Age, Crinkle, Wow & Flutter
Transport controls (buttons and CV inputs) for real-time performance options
Individual Playback Head Level controls
Individual head Feedback assignment independent of playback level
Three stereo head panning options, including user-defined custom panning Phase aligned clock out (CLK OUT) CVs synched with clock in (CLK IN) CV"