WEM Watkins Electric Music

Halle Cat

Mixing Desk, Effect

Main Details
Maker WEM Watkins Electric Music Company
Function
Form Factor Tabletop
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In UK
Date Produced 1975
Notes This is something of a rarity. The Halle Cat was designed as a Copicat with combined 4-channel mixer. Originally fitted with a continuous loop Phillips CE10 cassette which caused problems from the outset. Modified to use a more conventional tape loop. This model was not a commercial success and was soon withdrawn. "Too expensive - too complicated" - Charlie Watkins. The Halle cost £250 in 1975 when the standard Copicat cost £76. Halle means echo in German and the name is also a play on words with 'alley cat'.

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