Mood Micro Looper Pedal with Delay and Reverb
by Chase Bliss Audio
Currently out of Stock
The Chase Bliss Audio Mood Micro Looper Pedal is a collaboration with Drolo FX and Old Blood Noise Endeavors, the looper is constantly recording small loops that can be fed through on board effects like delay and reverb and modified with a number of controls. It has expression and CV control, MIDI control and deeper options through their dip switches.
The pedal has three main parts: the looping channel (right row of knobs and switches), the control section (middle row) and effects/wet channel section (left row). The control section has the Clock knob, this important control governs how long a loop can be and impacts the effects in each channel as well, fully clockwise will give a loop length of 0.5 seconds, fully counter clockwise will give a length of 16 seconds, however as the knob is turned down so is the sample rate introducing more and more noise for lo-fi effects. The Mix knob controls the ratio of dry to affected wet signal or the dip switches can change it to control the ramp time of any of the other five knobs, the ramping can go up and down or ramp and hold (bounce dip switch). The centre toggle switch selects how sound is fed in to the wet channel, either the sound straight from the input of the pedal, the input and the sound from the looping channel or just the looping channel.
The looping channel was developed with Drolo FX and is always recording with the loop length set by the clock knob, when the channel is off the red LED will blink every time it records a new loop, turn it on with the right footswitch and it will begin playing back what it just recorded, including any effects from the wet channel (it is important to note there is no manual start and stop to loop recording like a traditional looper pedal and no overdubbing, it is always recording you just start the loop playback with the footswitch). The channel has three effects selectable by the right toggle switch (Env, Tape and Stretch) and the Length and Modify knobs control the effect. Env mode allows you to dynamically interrupt your loop, creating momentary stutters, time stretching and frozen notes, when you stop playing the loop resumes as normal. It breaks your loop into slices, whatever slice is playing at the moment of interruption will loop within itself, length sets the size of these slices from short phrases to microscopic grains, modify sets the sensitivity of the envelope detector (how hard you have to be playing to trigger the effect). Tape mode allows you to adjust the speed and direction of your loop in quantized steps, length slices the loop up into pieces, moving the control counter clockwise reduces the size of each piece playing, dissolving the loop into bits, modify sets the speed and direction of the loop from 4x faster forward to 4x faster in reverse. Stretch mode time stretches the loop allowing you to zoom in and smear little moments, length sets the amount of loop getting stretched, modify controls the amount of stretching.
The wet channel was developed with Old Blood Noise Endeavors and has three effects selectable by the left toggle switch (Reverb, Delay and Slip) and the Time and Modify knobs control the effect. Reverb mode is a cluster of smearable delay taps, it produces an array of atmospheric effects from reverb to multi-tap delay to comb filtering (flange), the time knob adjusts the decay time, modify increases the amount of diffusion/smearing (from pronounced delay taps to smooth reverb). Delay mode works great with the clock knob to creating harmonies by recording different loop layers at different clock settings, time sets your delay time, modify controls the feedback of the looping delay (maxing feedback will cause the delay to loop). Slip mode samples sections of audio with an adjustable playback head able to go from half to double speed either forwards or backwards, time sets the length of the sample, modify sets the sample playback speed and direction.
The Chase Bliss Audio Mood Micro Looper Pedal can save and recall two presets (toggle switch between footswitches) and has their top mounted dip switches for deeper editing control over parameters like ramping, buffered bypass to preserve trails, momentary engage for the channel footswitches and sweep direction and range for expression pedals. The pedal has a 1/4" EXP/CV input jack for a TRS expression pedal or control voltage (for CV use a TRS cable with the ring floating), this can be used to control all five knobs individually or together (each selectable via dip switches), there is also a 1/4" MIDI input jack for plugging in an external footswitch (controls the left pedal footswitch) or to connect Mood to the Chase Bliss Midibox (not included) for MIDI control over all parameters (except dip switches) e.g. engage each channel, select effects, save/load presets etc. and MIDI increases the number of presets available to 122. We like Chase Bliss pedals at Glued to Music and this is another one that seems daunting but becomes intuitive and very creative one you start using it.
|Constantly records small loops that can be fed through on board effects like delay and reverb|
|Clock knob controls loop length from 0.5s to 16s introducing more and more noise for lo-fi effects|
|Mix knob controls the ratio of dry to wet signal (or the ramp time of any of the other five knobs)|
|Centre toggle switch selects how sound is fed in to the wet channel (input, input + loop, just loop)|
|Right footswitch activates playback for last recorded loop (including any effects from wet channel)|
|No manual start and stop to loop recording or overdubbing like a traditional looper pedal|
|Loop channel toggle switch selects between 3 effects: env, tape and stretch|
|Length and Modify knobs control the loop channel effect|
|Wet channel toggle switch selects between 3 effects: reverb, delay and slip|
|Time and Modify knobs control the wet channel effect|
|Save and recall 2 on board presets (up to 122 recallable through MIDI)|
|Deep control options through the top mounted dip switches|
|1/4" Input jack for TRS or CV expression pedal control all five knobs individually or together|
|1/4" Input jack for external footswitch or MIDI control via the Chase Bliss Midibox (not included)|
|MIDI control over all parameters (except dip switches), channels, select effect, recall presets etc.|
|9 V Power jack (no battery connector)|
|Made in the USA|
|Width||66 mm (2.6")|
|Length||124 mm (4.9")|
|Height||57 mm (2.2")|
|Power Draw||200 mA|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Mood|