Catalinbread started working on an oil can delay pedal (only later to be named ADINEKO) in the summer of 2012, about the same time as the ECHOREC. They identified a number of very cool behaviours of the old units, though the differences could be dramatic from unit to unit and day to day (even hour to hour!). The positive behaviours were a cool, thin, but dark sounding echo with a vibrato modulation that lined up with the echo time, and a repeat quality, that had a fog which can hover before self-oscillation in a neat way.
The murky warble of the old units, traditionally only achievable when the oil’s thickness is incorrect, can be conjured with a twist of the VISCOSITY knob. The warm echo quality has an expanded range of delay time (TIMING knob), more so than any oil can unit could ever hope to achieve. The dual playback head is continuously balanceable (BALANCE knob) to favour one head over the other for interesting syncopation lobe feels.