The Rainger-FX Echo-X is a digital delay mini-pedal which offers unprecedented real-time control over crucial parameters, and now comes with a ‘gate’ switch option – giving the world’s first gated echo effect!
Situated on the main top panel, with the ‘gate’ pushbutton pressed, when you stop playing, all echo repeats are cut. This gives some great rhythmical delay effects, and self-oscillating repeats chopped into edgy silence.
Start playing again and the gate opens – with the brand new signal oscillating.
It comes with an Igor pressure pad controller which can adjust delay speed, amount of feedback, or work as a ‘send’ control; while your sound is dry, as you press on Igor, the signal is diverted through the pedal’s circuitry. When you release Igor you carry on playing dry while the diverted notes echo away on their own… An incredibly useful and expressive feature for everyday use!
The Echo-X has 540ms of delay time available, and has level, rate, feedback, input, and volume controls. ‘LVL’ goes from no echo, to slightly louder than the input signal. ‘FBK’ meanwhile goes from a single repeat to runaway overloading feedback oscillation.
‘INPT’ governs the input signal, and if this is too loud the red ‘overload’ LED comes on and it needs to be turned down if you want to avoid the clean signal distorting (which won’t damage the pedal). The volume knob however can push the volume back up.
The Echo-X is housed in a Rainger FX mini-pedal enclosure, with all sockets mounted on the top end panel. The Igor mode switches are on the bottom end panel.