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August 01, 2013

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Malekko Ekko 616 mkII Analog Delay Review (Sound Clip)

Featured Gear: Malekko Ekko 616 mkll Analog Delay Pedal

Chicago Music Exchange teams up with local music artist to bring you reviews and demos of the latest and greatest gear on the market. Enjoy this sound clip and writen review of the Malekko Ekko 616 mkII Analog Delay.

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Malekko Ekko 616 mkII Analog Delay (

Although the Malekko Ekko has some really great features, all together this delay falls a little short for me.  Some of the bells and whistles include external modulation controls, an optional buffer, and an internal level pot.  However, I found the actual tracking of the delay to be a little lifeless.  This analog delay sounds a lot more like a digital delay to me in it’s over all brightness. If that’s your thing, then this is a great pedal for you.  I noticed that when the time dial exceeded the 12 o’clock position, a high pitched frequency had found it’s way into the mix. As I moved the time knob, I realized that slight frequency noise was always present.  Altogether, I just wasn’t very impressed by the Ekko.  I think that there are much better sounding Analog delays available.  Make sure to check it out yourself though!  Could be what you’re looking for. I thought this pedal was fine.

Shelby plays guitar for the Chicago-based band, Minor Characters. Click HERE to listen and connect with their music.

Chris Hershman
Chris Hershman