Mile End Effects Announces the MTHRFCKR=RPTR Leave a comment

Montreal-headquartered stompbox manufacturer Mile End Effects has introduced the MTHRFCKR=RPTR Cassette Tape Delay/Preamp.

Per the press release, the MTHRFCKR=RPTR results from Mile End Effects’ “obsession in emulating a low-fidelity tape delay. At its core, it is aimed at capturing the beautifully haunted artifacts found in poor quality or degraded magnetic tape and dedicated to the unstable mechanical nuances of a malfunctioning capstan motor.”

The MTHRFCKR=RPTR is a hybrid of a modulated, lo-fi tape delay and an old-school preamp. Its preamp sounds like that of a vintage tape recorder, yielding up to 24dB of boost into fuzzy saturation. Likewise, the tape delay mimics a slightly broken machine. LFO depth and speed dials set how the random, non-cyclical modulation functions.

Other handy controls include a trio of toggle switches for wave shape, wet/dry output, and turning the preamp on/off, as well as control knobs for the overall volume, delay level, delay repeated, delay time, and preamp gain. The MTHRFCKR=RPTR also consists of a momentary switch and a bypass switch.

“The MTHRFCKR=RPTR evokes something that can’t help but make you feel as though suddenly you have caught a rare glimpse into the very intimate lives of complete strangers from the past. As if you have unearthed a box of family photographs or film reels labelled ‘Summer Vacation 1962’ in the back of an estate sale,” Mile End Effects detailed.

The Mile End Effects MTHRFCKR=RPTR Cassette Tape Delay/Preamp retails for $320.

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