J. Rockett Audio Clockwork Echo

J. Rockett Audio Unveils the Retro-Style Clockwork Echo

J. Rockett Audio Designs has introduced the Clockwork Echo, an analog modulation and delay created in collaboration with Deluxe Memory Man designer Howard Davis.

Advertised as “old school meets new school,” the Clockwork Echo tries to win the hearts of analog fans with the bucket brigade delay chips in its circuit, along with contemporary functionality through a digitally controlled tap tempo function.

Like the Deluxe Memory Man, the Clockwork Echo is a feature-laden delay with tons of sonic possibilities. Working in true stereo, it has a single mono input and dual expression pedal inputs for controlling delay time and repeats.

The Clockwork Echo comes in a chassis carrying two oversized chickenhead Mix and Level knobs for controlling wet/dry blend and output, respectively. Other controls include smaller dials for Time, Repeats, Speed, and Depth, as well as a trio of footswitches: On/Off, Modulation, and Tap Tempo.

Per J. Rockett Audio Designs, the Clockwork Echo’s Modulation section is the highlight, saying, “You can find some amazing chorus sounds, Leslie sounds, and a bunch of craziness in between. If you use this feature in its typical fashion you can achieve the lush wow and flutter of an old tape echo or remove the modulation altogether. We made this feature foot switchable so you can bring it in on the fly and take it out just as fast.”

Available starting July 15, the Clockwork Echo lists for $339.