T-120 VIDEOTAPE ECHO
T-120 DLX V2: The update you've been waiting for!
After nearly a year of development, the new T-120 Deluxe V2 is here, packed with all the tape-worn sound of the original, the added modulation features of the T-120 V2, and some brand-new ones implemented based on repeated customer requests.
Pre-orders will open on December 15th, 2020 in my the Demedash Effects Reverb Shop! 200 spots available in the first run.
Tap Tempo Tape Tapestry
Use the new combined 'Tap/Swell' footswitch to tap in a rhythmic interval, and let the tape-worn echo ring back to the beat.
4 selectable tap divisions allow you to choose whether you'd like to use Quarter notes, Dotted Eighths, Eighth notes or Triplets.
Just like on the T-120 DLX V1, you can hold down this footswitch in either bypass or during regular operation to activate the swell feature and bask in the chaotic echoes that rise up and self oscillate. You can further induce chaos by twisting the 'Time' knob while swelling to bend the pitch of wall of noise at will.
As with the T120 V2, this new version allows you to dial in periodic modulation, completely random modulation, or a mix of the two in any proportion you desire.
Smooth or Glitchy Use the Glide control to adjust the smoothness or squareness or the LFO, giving you access to random computery bleeps and bloops or taking you into the realm of smoothly varying uncalibrated tape-head mechanisms that cause your pitch to drift.
Echo Trails or not? Decide later. Select whether echo trails are activated on the fly! While the DLX v1.5 allowed trails selection with an internal DIP switch, the DLX v2 lets you switch them on and off right from the front panel with no fuss.
3-D for your ears
A new stereo-field generation design improves the depth of field by keeping your dry signal completely identical on both left and right channels, and inducing changes only in the wet signal on each respective side.
The Sound of Nostalgia
Inspired by the garbled audio that accompanies worn-out and poorly aged budget bin video tape, the T-120 Videotape Echo gives you exactly the type of sound that you're hearing in your head when you look at it.
Feed your guitar through the T-120, and the recorded playback will be the sound of low bandwidth tape being fed haphazardly through a magnetic read head by an uncalibrated, unbalanced feed mechanism.
No DSP Involved.
Prices & Options
T120 Standard v2: $225 USD
T120 Deluxe v2: $325 USD
Black Sparkle Finish: $20USD
Hand-Stamped Finish: $40USD
Polished & Hand-Stamped: $50USD
Aluminum Knobs: $15USD
Canada: $20 CAD, sent via Canada Post
USA: $30, sent via DHL (1-2 day transit time)
If you use a P.O. Box, USPS will be used instead.
Outside North America: $60USD, Sent via DHL when possible, or by airmail in rare cases when it is not.
Be aware that for non-North American residents, Customs charges may be applied upon import into your country.
The T-120 v2, introduced in June 2020, introduces soft switching and two new LFO parameters - 'Glide' & 'Randomize', accessible by holding the footswitch down while the effect is engaged and turning the 'Depth' & 'Speed' Knobs, respectively.
'Glide' controls how smooth the lfo waveform is, taking you from square at the lowest setting, to triangle at the highest.
'Randomize' controls the proportion of periodic (square/triangle) to randomized shapes present in the modulating waveform. At its lowest setting, the LFO will be entirely periodic. At the top setting, it will be entirely random. In between, varying mixtures of the two are available.
See the T-120 v2 manual below for more information.
All T-120 v2s are marked as such via an emblem decal that says 'T-120 v2' on the south face of the enclosure.
T-120 DLX V2
Released December 15, 2020
The T-120 DLX V2 contains some long-awaited features, and act as an upgrade to both the T120 V2 and the original T-120 Deluxe.
Notable Features include:
- Randomize & Glide LFO Controls
- Tap Tempo with 4 divisions (Quarter, Dotted Eighth, Eighth, Triplet)
- Switchable Echo Trails
- Reduced noise
- Improved Stereo Image
- Momentary Activation capabilities
Due to COVID-19, the T-120 Waiting List has been suspended for the time being. When things are a little more back to normal, I can try to see how well it works again going through the names of the people already on the list and taking orders, but I will not be taking any new names from here on out.
I tried to keep it going as long as I could, but after COVID-19 hit, I got far too many responses to my "your name has come up" email saying things like "I'm really sorry but I need to pass, I just lost my job and don't know how I'm even going to pay rent."
I could only take so much of people apologizing to me about their horrible situations before I hit the brakes.
So, for the time being and carrying on into the forseeable future, I will be selling T-120s in periodic drops on Reverb.
Real talk though - the waiting list was breaking down anyway. I was getting 3 emails per day from new people asking to sign up to it. And after a year, people getting to the top as often as not decided against purchasing. Not that I blame them. I don't know what I'll want for dinner let alone what I'll want a year from now.
Point is, it created an enormous amount of manual data entry and organizational/correspondence work that was almost entirely unnecessary given how in-demand the pedal was.
I was using a basic spreadsheet for my list, and I believe it only had the names of people who signed up before November 2019 (All emails onwards have been marked unread so that I knew where to pick up with data entry) so unfortunately I don't really have a way of sending a mass email to everyone on it to let them know about this suspension.
So... my bad.
TL;DR: The waiting list was great when I was relatively unknown, but the popularity grew and the tools didn't scale well.