Just kept both. They each have their own thing i like.
Agreed on all points.El Cap to me just sounds nicer for a basic tape delay sound. You can dial the Volante in pretty close....but comparing them side by side the El Cap just sounded better to my ears overall. It also takes up a lot less room on my small board which allows me to run other pedals, like a Deco.
I really wish the El Cap could work like a normal looper like the Volante does....the SOS looping isn't really a feature I ever use but I would use a standard looper a lot.
But overall, for now I'm happy with my El Cap and having let go of the Volante. Not saying I won't ever go back again....I'm a fickle creature, but content at the moment with my Strymong trio of Deco, El Cap, and Flint on the board along with a few dirt pedals.
Love it! That and the Timmy I’ve had for quite a while and I’ve had so many really nice overdrives come and go.....come and go....and these remain.How are you making out with that Black Box? I was ready to buy one, but a few of the clips I heard sounded pretty top endy.
The tape mode is more along the lines of fixed and multi like a Space Echo, rather than single (Echoplex). While this might not be evident in terms of sound alone, the response of mechanics and changes in tape speed (changing delay time artifacts) respond like they would on those units.Does anyone know if the Tape mode on the Volante is based on an El Cap Tape Head type? I really prefer the "fixed" (Space Echo) type to the "single" (Echoplex) type.
I know what you mean. For some songs I like the opposite: low crinkle and high wow. I don’t like how the Volante combines these. In high mechanics settings, I get too much crinkle. It’s really my only complaint about the Volante. It sounds great, but doesn’t fully replace the El Cap. That’s why I’ll keep both. It’s just a lot of real estate.I don't have a Volante, but I rejected it based on lack of "crinkle" control. Having control over that on the El Cap is awesome. I don't necessarily like wow & flutter for my application (slap back) because it gives a chorusing effect. But crinkle adds texture and character while not making it sound modulated.