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El Capistan by Denis Desjardins

Denis Desjardins released El Capistan as a simple tool for saving snapshots of settings on the popular Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo effect. This is similar to the way vintage gear settings were stored on paper or Polaroids, since they did not have presets to save into.

This $3 app is a lot cheaper than a roll of film, and includes some helpful reference guides.

El Capistan iTunes Description:

Catalog your favorite settings for the Strymon El Capistan tape echo pedal. Save and name up to 24 presets. Lock your presets to prevent accidental editing during a live performance.

The app also includes a quick reference to all El Capistan modes of operation as well as tips. A virtual tape machine displays tape head configurations and an animated tape reel.

Reader Comments 3

Hi Tim,

My name is Denis, the developer of the El Capistan app. I have been a regular reader of your site for over a year now. Thank you so much for posting my first app on your site. I did the app for myself so I hope that other El Capistan owners will find it useful. The Polaroid comment made my day!
September 21, 2018  | person Denis Desjardins
Hey Denis! That's awesome! It's always a treat to find out that the people (and their apps) I feature here are already readers of the site!

Are you in Canada by any chance? I tried to find you on Twitter to give you a mention when I posted this. I couldn't tell if any of them were you. But every single Denis Desjardins was somewhere in Eastern Canada, and there was even an Denise in Ottawa: https://twitter.com/denise_desjardi
Hi Tim,

I am in Canada. Unfortunately, my name is extremely common in French. I am no longer on any social media site because I get way too many messages for the wrong person. It's a huge waste of time for me. I can be reached via my website http://www.appsbydenis.com.

I had a difficult time with Apple getting my app approved because they assumed the pedal connects to the app via USB or bluetooth. I've submitted a second app for the blueSky pedal and I am having the same issues.

Many thanks again. I actually sold a few apps because of your site!
September 24, 2018  | person Denis Desjardins
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