feedback, Endorsements &
OK, we have only just launched our 'new fangled' Copicat, so some of you may be wondering whether it lives up to our claims. Here is what some of our customers thought (used with permission) :-
|Producer Joe Barresi uses WEM
gear in the studio.......
"What do I
like about the new Copicat Gold??? Well it is just an amazing piece of
gear---truly inspirational as the possibilities for editing echos and
their panning and repeats are endless. The day the Copicat Gold arrived
at my studio it made its debut on the new Coheed and Cambria record.....i
plugged it in and it inspired a solo sound so we tracked it then and
Check out Joe's activities at www.joebarresi.com
|" I have now had my Copicat
Gold for 2 days and I really love this machine.
I own or have owned a whole arsenal of tape echo
machines dating as far back as the mid 60's. I
have also bought a variety of digital machines in
recent years. In fact without really intending
it I seem to have become somewhat of a collector
of these devices. So, including other machines
I've borrowed along the way I've pretty well
heard them all . All of these machines have
their strengths and weaknesses. Some are very
difficult to maintain, some are very finicky to
adjust and others just don't have the magic in
their sound. Well the Copicat Gold just has all
the wonderful attributes of the finest machines
around without any of the common disadvantages.
It does nothing less than faithfully reproduce
the echoes of the best machines ever made. It
just does them all and does them well. For tape
machine die-hards ( like me) it's wonderful to
find that all that vintage analogue sound is
there. It's easy to use right out of the box
using the presets and it's just as easy to
change settings or head selection if you want. I
think my lifetime quest for the perfect echo
machine has just ended. On top of all of this it
certainly doesn't hurt to have the bank of
special non echo effects. Thank you so much for
putting your 50 years of experience as well as
that of all your major competitors so cleverly
and elegantly into this small box.
Kevin Ball, Canada."
| "Just a quick note to let you know that after a couple of
months I'm enjoying the Copicat Gold tremendously. The recommended
presets for the Shadows tunes in particular are absolutely spot on and
need no modification at all. That makes it extremely easy to get
authentic shadows sounds for virtually any of their tunes in a matter of
seconds without any of the "fine tuning" needed with any machine with
normal analogue controls only. In fact ALL of the clips I have made so
far have been very simple to make using ONLY the recommended presets in
every single case. It couldn't be easier. However the Gold goes way
beyond Shadows. I have found that its warm analogue-like sound is
wonderful for all types of other guitar styles from Dave Gilmour to
Santana. Yes even in high gain styles the Gold adds a rich fatness and
sustain to the sound rather like a great reverb and not at all like the
mechanical sound of so many modern digital delays.
"What pleases me so much about the Gold is that it is capable of giving that warm analogue echo sound where when a string is left to ring you hear NO discrete echo pattern, just a long woody tone that sustains for ever. Then as soon as you mute the string you hear just how much echo you are really using. So many people don't realize that that is the true way to get Shads sounds. However the Gold is the easiest machine EVER to get these sounds from. You could literally unpack it, plug it in, turn it on and play Apache! ( that's the first default patch) Press one button and you have Blue Star and countless others.
Press 4 buttons to load the second bank and you have presets for Wonderful Land, Cosy, Atlantis and many many more. It's the EASIEST EVER. Most of the presets are very very accurate. I've only found one which I slightly disagree with and that's just a simple matter of turning off one head and slowing the speed. The beauty of that is that although it only takes seconds to adjust, you can easily commit the new setting to memory for one button access in the future. Yes this machine is the real deal."