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Hotone Skyline Mini Pedals
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Author Hotone Skyline Mini Pedals
MindMachine
I bought a Hotone Tape Eko 'pedal' on a whim because I liked the reverse sounds in demos I saw/heard. The price was ok for what it is/does- $79.00. I had never heard of these devices before. It arrived. It is tiny. Smaller than I thought it would be. Best built 'pedal' I have (even over MXR or newer Dunlop or whatever) but because it is so small, that is cheating I suppose.

It is a 1000ms digital delay with 3 settings: solid state, tube and reverse. They all sound great. Not as much of a tape emulator as the Boss RE-20 or maybe even a Danelctro ReelEcho, but it is a clean/no noise, slightly glitch echo with three distinct processes. Minimal controls, but a full 1000ms delay. Voice sounds great, samples sound good, synths sound good so far.

Since I use my pedals primarily as desktop units, this little guy fits in really well. I am pretty impressed. Sounds great, small space, decent price. I don't have any equals to compare it to, but was curious about this compact line.

Any other Hotone Skyline mini users?

http://www.hotoneaudio.com/products/skyline/

edit - Hell there is even a tiny looper. Roto sounds decent...
IR
I got the regular Eko, just for guitar though. I wouldn't use it for synths because I like to use the mixer effects loop and it doesn't get 100% wet.

There's a couple of pedals I would like to try, the mini amps too, but unfortunately there's no Hotone dealer where I live so I can only try them if I travel somewhere.
knifey
Briefly tried a Hotone when I was in Hong Kong. Also tried a Joyo Quattro delay - sounded pretty good as well, but it's not true bypass.

I have the Mooer Repeater. Similar-sized mini-pedal, digital delay, 3 modes (Mod, Normal, Kill Dry). Really nice for ambient stuff, modulations are not too glitchy (I have a Digitech Hardwire DL-8 for that). Compared to the digital modes on the DL-8 the Repeater is a bit more organic, not as super-clean.
MindMachine
I may look into one of the little Hotone amps too.

The Moorer pedals seem pretty decent too.
knifey
The Hotones do look good. The Mooer pedals I definitely recommend.
Flohr
I have the Octa which is great. The octave up and down is my favorite. The more classic divide down mode is cool too. I think it's better than other low end/standard octave pedals but obviously not as good as higher end harmonizers/pitch shifters. I also love the design and form factor. I've used it on guitar as well as monosynths as well as in the effects loop of my mixing board for pitched delays and verbs.
sethlatimer
I use the tuner. It is smaller and generally faster than the others I have seen. It is great quality and has a decent sounding clean boost in it. It is so small it is a bit hard to step on it, especially if it is not attached to the pedalboard. Overall, I'd recommend it.
S
IR
By the way, I've been using the Tape Eko in my mixer's effect loop lately, it does go 100% wet and sounds great.

I'm not crazy about it with guitar and I don't like the backwards effect that much. It's not the best backwards delay for guitar.

I don't even have my regular Eko anymore, but I do have the Fury fuzz, it's not the best fuzz but it sounds o.k. if I place a metal distortion at minimum gain before.

Curious about the Krush...
p.j.
I have the Krush bit crusher and the original Wally looper. Love them both. Cute, small, and well made. Inexpensive to boot. thumbs up
IR
p.j. wrote:
I have the Krush bit crusher

Can you get a regular drum machine to sound like an Atari or C64?
MindMachine
p.j. wrote:
I have the Krush bit crusher and the original Wally looper. Love them both. Cute, small, and well made. Inexpensive to boot. thumbs up


Those two caught my eye for sure.
Rex Coil 7
MindMachine wrote:
Any other Hotone Skyline mini users?
I'm not one .....






... but I'm about to be based on your testimony!!!! thumbs up
Chevron87
Cute looking little pedals, I like the idea they are small too for making up a 'small' live pedal board.
Chevron87
Cute looking little pedals, I like the idea they are small too for making up a 'small' live pedal board.
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