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Strymon Deco V2

Strymon Deco V2 Tape Saturation & Doubletracker - Next Generation

Strymon Deco V2 Next Gen: Vintage Warmth Meets Modern Features

Tape: The First Effect

Add warm dimensionality and luscious tape saturation to your signal with the Strymon Deco V2 Tape Saturation & Doubletracker. This pedal effortlessly brings the tones of yesteryear to your board, allowing you to create a wide range of beautiful, distinctive, and enveloping vintage sounds. Inspired by the early recording studios of the 50s and 60s, Deco V2 brings the vintage tape effects from the earliest reel-to-reel tape machines right to your pedalboard.

Mid-Century Maverick

From the inherent warmth and luscious tape saturation to the forgotten art of how these machines were manipulated, Deco V2 revives this original inspiration. Deco's Tape Saturation smooths out your sound with familiar and delicious tape compression and saturation, while fattening your tone with subtle tape-driven transparent overdrive. The Doubletracker provides the power to shift your sound in many ways, allowing you to achieve syrupy slapback tape echoes, psychedelic tape flanging, and gorgeous tape chorus sounds.

Classic Sound, New Features

The second generation Deco offers the same gorgeous reel-to-reel tape sounds from the original, now with significant new features, technological advancements, hardware improvements, and design enhancements for added flexibility, power, and ease of use on stage and in the studio.

New Tonal Options

  • Cassette Tape Voicing: Employs an auto level control (ALC) process common to many high-end cassette tape recorders, resulting in a compressed, fat tone.
  • Dedicated Tone Knob: Adjust the tone of the Tape Saturation from dark to bright.

MIDI Control

  • Full MIDI Implementation: Control every switch, knob, and setting remotely via MIDI commands from your controller or DAW using Deco's EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connection.
  • MIDI Clock Sync: Synchronize Lag Deck delay time via MIDI Clock Sync, with sync settings saved for each preset.
  • 300 MIDI Preset Locations: Load and save your favorite settings.

Hardware Improvements

  • Premium Analog JFET Input Circuit: Ensures superb responsiveness to your playing.
  • Mono or Stereo Input: Selectable with a rear panel switch.
  • ARM DSP Chip: Provides more processing power with less energy consumption.


Ins, Outs, and Switches

  • Input: High impedance ultra low-noise discrete Class A JFET TRS stereo input.
  • Outputs: Low impedance independent TS stereo outputs.
  • Expression Pedal Input: Connect a TRS expression pedal, MiniSwitch, MultiSwitch Plus, or TRS MIDI connection.
  • USB Jack: For controlling via MIDI from a computer or for firmware updates.
  • Footswitches: Dedicated Tape Saturation On/Off & Doubletracker On/Off footswitches.

Audio Quality

  • Analog Front End: Premium JFET
  • Converters: Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters.
  • Processor: 520MHz ARM Superscalar processor with 32-bit floating point processing.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohm


  • Chassis: Strong and lightweight anodized dark gray aluminum.
  • Power Supply: 9V DC power supply included.
  • Power Requirements: Maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 300mA of current.
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.5" deep x 4" wide x 1.75" tall
    • 11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall
  • Country of Origin: Designed and built in the USA.


This pedal ships fully insured with signature required.