|It was 2011, when Panos Sotiropoulos met Costas Theoharis for their first time, both electronic engineers and musicians. Their main discussion was around music and especially guitars effects. At that time Costas was the rhythm guitar player in “Orora” band and Panos was entering the DIY world of guitar effects.After a couple of months, Panos manage to put his ideas in a couple of builds and show them to Costas. The result was outstanding and promising, that was it!
Without any second they formed “Versus pedals”, an imaginary company at that time. Every day, they both met and exchange ideas around their first project.
After a lot of discussion, endless hours and a lot of beers, they decided to make a full analog tap tempo based delay. Their main goal was to make it sound and behave like the old 60’s tape echo delays plus with the feature of tap tempo. That was a little tricky, how can you make a 100% analog path BBD delay with those features?
At that time Costas was also doing some research regarding programming microprocessors and gave the solution for this innovative feature. He also suggested the true by pass relay based switch which was controlled through a microcontroller, giving the ability to put some logic in the relay switch. After a lot of research, a couple of prototypes and revisions they finally had their first effect they were looking for.