tape echo


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tape echo

n
(Electronics) a means of delaying the repeat of a sound by adjusting the time lapse between the recording and playback heads of a tape recorder. Also called: tape slap
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He went on to develop tape echo, multitrack recording and overdubs.
Butts' most notable accomplishments included inventions like the Echosonic Amplifier, creating one of the first electric guitar effects, the tape echo. The Echosonic was made famous by Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley's guitarist), Roy Orbison, Chet Atkins, and others in the 1950's.
I'd love to say it was all done with old time tape echoes in there but there wasn't.