The journey of the Strymon Deco begins back in the early recording studios of the '50s and '60s. The introduction of reel-to-reel tape machines and the creative engineers that used them brought on some of the fattest tones possible. These early reel-to-reels were the first effect pedals—they just wouldn't have fit on your pedalboard!
From the incredible warmth and luscious tape saturation to the forgotten art of how to manipulate and toy with these machines, they are capable of creating a huge range of beautiful, distinctive, and enveloping sounds.
The Strymon Deco brings this original inspiration back, giving those vintage tape effects from the earliest recording studios, all in Strymon's brilliantly pedalboard friendly five knob format.
The Strymon Deco's Tape Saturation smooths out your sound with familiar and delicious tape compression and saturation, while fattening it with subtle tape-driven transparent overdrive. The Doubletracker provides the power to shift your sound in many ways, easily allowing you to achieve syrupy slapback tape echoes, psychedelic tape flanging, and gorgeous tape chorusing sounds.