CatalinBread announced the CB Tap. It is their external tap tempo mechanism that was built to connect to their Belle Epoch Deluxe. The CB Tap not only adds tap functionality to the Belle Epoch Deluxe, but also connects to anything with a tap-tempo out (excluding BOSS pedals and other non normally-open taps).
The CB Tap comes with a Catalinbread-branded six-inch 1/4” TRS patch cable to connect it to whichever pedal you decide to use.
To use the CB Tap with the Belle Epoch Deluxe: Plug one end of the 1/4” TRS cable into the expression output of the Deluxe and the other end into the “DLX” input of the CB Tap, then start tapping and the LED indicator will follow along.
To use CB Tap with another pedal (even simultaneously as the Deluxe): Plug one end of the 1/4” TRS cable into any non-BOSS pedal’s tap out and plug the other end into the “Tap” input of the CB Tap, then start tapping. The LED indicator will not light up when using non Deluxe pedals.
The CB Tap will set a delay time which can then be multiplied into uniform subdivisions by adjusting the “Echo Delay” knob.
One caveat to note is that the CB Tap will not tap anything outside of the Belle Epoch Deluxe’s delay range. For example, it will not tap slower than 800ms. This caveat only applies when tapping the Belle Epoch Deluxe.
The CB Tap is priced at $65.00. Catalinbread offers free domestic shipping and a 3-year warranty. Shipping times are slower than expected, due to COVID-19.
Catalinbread released the Cloak. Right now, there is Early Black Friday pricing on The Cloak. It is currently priced at $178.49. (Regular price: $209.99).
Catalinbread describes The Cloak this way:
The Cloak began after unearthing some ancient texts containing some forbidden incantations on how to introduce spectral elements within a decaying echo. Ok, we’re embellishing a bit; but the inspiration came from the land of academia and the acoustics department at Stanford, where a treatise on the optimal shimmer effect was penned a handful of years back. In a similar pursuit of perfection, we’ve drawn inspiration from a combination of research and our own endeavors to craft a truly superb take on shimmer reverb.
At its core, the Cloak is a “room” style reverb that sounds amazing on its own, but with a twist of the Shimmer knob, rich, harmonically-laden overtones creep in, emphasizing three different orders of harmonics out before they get to out of hand and wreck up the signal path. The size of the room can be effortlessly dialed in, from a cramped broom closet to as close to infinity as we can possibly muster.
This comes in handy when deciding on which type of switching you prefer; The Cloak offers up true bypass switching the cuts off the reverb trails when The Cloak is disengaged, or buffered bypass, which keeps the decay going even after switching off – your pick. Either way you slice it, the Cloak is ready to impart a little black magic unto your rig.
Room Size: Simultaneously adjusts both reverb decay length and a slight gain enhancement for a more natural decay
Mix: Adjusts the amount of dry signal present in the output, from 100 percent dry to 100 percent wet
High Cut: Cuts higher-order harmonics from the signal to soften the edges at higher Shimmer settings
Shimmer: Mixes the amount of shimmer present in the room reverb. Fully CCW gives you a rich room reverb and fully CW serves up a harmonically rich shimmer