J. Rockett Audio Designs APE - Summer Gear Slam 2020
See how you can add analog warmth and Echoplex-style drive to your sterile digital delay.
APE – Analog Preamp Experiment
The APE is a unique design and an accurate re-creation of famous vintage tape delay’s analogue section. This is not just a preamp but rather the entire analogue circuit from input to output including the sonic influence of the tape heads. It runs at 22.5v just like the original. For convenience it uses a DC to DC converter allowing you to power it with a simple standard 2.1/5.5mm 9v power supply just like most of the pedals on the market.
‣ MIX – When your favorite digital delay is inserted into the
loop it controls the wet/dry mix level.
‣ REPEATS – When your favorite digital delay is inserted
into the loop it controls the repeats.
‣ REC – When your favorite digital delay is inserted into the
loop it controls the gain on the delayed notes and helps
with the intensity of the delay.
‣ SEND – Connect your favorite digital delay’s input to the
send to start creating your looped delay.
‣ RETURN – Connect your favorite digital delay’s output to
the return to complete your looped delay.
‣ ON/OFF – Engages the APE.
‣ LOOP – Engages whatever may be running through the
Dims – 16”x12”x12”
APE draws 39mA and measures 4.25”x3”.