Modelled on classic tape-echo machines of the '70s, Magnetic features multiple physical tape models and three virtual tape heads to choose from. Surreal Machines have measured the distortion, frequency response, errors and mechanical noise of the original units, in order to faithfully recreate their character. Surreal Machines claim you can create anything from shimmering, Pink Floyd-style echoes, or a building, wobbly feedback tail reminiscent of Lee “Scratch” Perry, and much more besides.
The second effect, Diffuse, sits somewhere between delay and reverb, and features a sophisticated feedback network for small tight spaces or long swells. With up to 150% feedback and a special 'pump' effect, Diffuse is a tool designed for sound sculpture.
Dub Machines is available now and costs €29.