For Parts or Repair
For Parts or Repair
What "Makes" a LoFi pedal is it's ability to recreate a recording "gone wrong" in real time.
Mid-Fi Electronic's "For Parts or Repair" the recording medium is tape. Dropouts refer to sudden momentary losses in sound. In real world conditions this can be caused by something as drastic as a tape splice or as subtle as dust.
"Wow and Flutter" are deviations in pitch caused due to fluctuations in tape tension caused by faulty playback mechanisms.
This pedal is even better than expected. How often do you say that? The dropouts make the perfect glitches. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lofi messed up tape effect. I play a lot on open C. I like to turn this on and strum one chord and see where the pedal takes it. It can be pretty wild. Highly recommended.
The service from Sound Shoppe was incredible. I got this in one day. I also emailed these guys a question, they answered almost instantaneously.
I collect lofi pedals because I think that each has its own distinct sound that you won't find in others. This one falls somewhere between what can be produced with the zoom MS-50 and the lofi junky. Does the chorus vibrato very well, smooth waveform
What i look for in a tape delay is wow and flutter that isnt just vibrato and thaf actually sounds like an aged tape being mangled. Now i can do that with whatever delay i want or just to my straight signal. I found it works best on analog delays with its own effects loop to add those tape like qualities to the repeats. This pedal let me part ways with my El Capistan.
This pedal is great. It has 2 separate effects: the left knob controls how much glitch you get and the right adds in a chorus/vibrato effect to it. Add them both together and you get a crazy glitchy vibrato/chorus Pedal that sounds like it is completely broken.
I searched for a long time for a pedal that included dropouts and this was this only one that did it in a simplistic way. Every thing else that can do this is a plugin. I have two other tape effect pedals and I can honestly say this one holds its own!