Dark World Dual Channel Reverb Pedal
by Chase Bliss Audio
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The Chase Bliss Audio Dark World Dual Channel Reverb Pedal is a collaboration with Cooper FX and Keeley Electronics, it is a dual channel pedal with three reverb styles per channel including hall, plate, spring and shimmer, the channels can be routed together in parallel or series (up to 33 different combinations) and features expression and CV control, MIDI control and deeper options through their dip switches.
The 'Dark' channel (left footswitch) was developed with Cooper FX, the left toggle switch selects between its three reverb types: Mod, Shim and Black and the Decay and Modify knobs control the effect as follows:
- Mod is inspired by Cooper FX's Generation Loss pedal, it is a warbly, wispy, degraded VHS emulator, decay controls the reverb amount (time of decay), modify controls the warble/hiss/broken down nature of a failing video cassette tape
- Shim is a unique take on shimmer, it is a dual path reverb design with infinite style decay influenced by some elements of Cooper FX's Outward pedal, one reverb path freezes a slice of your incoming audio while the other reverb path loops back its previously frozen slice, decay controls the LFO time switching between the two reverb paths, modify controls the octave is mixed in to the reverb (clockwise to introduce an octave up and counter-clockwise for an octave down)
- Black mode is an infinite reverb, audio is sampled and frozen based on your playing dynamics, when you play your instrument loudly the previously frozen audio in the reverb loop will be erased and the newer sounds will be sustained, decay controls the threshold (how loud you have to play to trigger a new sound (fully clockwise the frozen sound will never be overwritten by any incoming audio), modify controls the volume of the frozen audio/reverb
The 'World' channel (right footswitch) was developed with Keeley Electronics, the right toggle switch selects between its three more traditional reverb types: Hall, Plate and Spring, the Dwell knobs sets the intensity of the reverb and the amount of time it takes to decay and the Pre-Delay knob controls the amount of space between the initial note attack and when you start hearing reverb reflections (from 0 ms to 200 ms).
The two reverb channels can be used on their own or both together and the routing is controlled by the central toggle switch, the can run parallel to each other or cascading series with the dark channel first in to world or world first in to dark. The Mix knob controls the ratio of dry to affected wet signal from 100% analogue dry signal to 100% wet. The tone control affects each channel differently, the dark channel features a slightly resonant low pass filter in all three reverb modes and the world channel employs a gentler more traditional low pass filter with the spring program having a slighter darker top end than hall and plate. The dark channel decay knob can by changed with the dip switches 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 Chase Bliss Audio Dark World Dual Channel Reverb 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 reverb modes, save/load presets etc. and MIDI increases the number of presets available to 122. Here at Glued to Music we like the blend of more traditional reverb types on the right channel with more modern ambient style effects on the right channel and being able to use both at the same time really opens up the possibilities of one pedal.
|Dual reverbs can be run on their own, in parallel or series one in to the other (switchable order)|
|Toggle switch for each channel selects reverb types including hall, plate, spring and shimmer|
|Decay and modify knobs control each effect on the dark channel differently|
|Dwell knob controls the amount of time it takes the world channel reverb to decay|
|Pre-Delay knob adds an adjustable amount of delay before the reverb begins on the world channel|
|Mix knob controls the ratio of dry to affected wet signal from 100% analogue dry signal to 100% wet|
|Tone knob controls the sound of the reverb differently for each channel|
|Save and recall 2 on board presets (up to 122 recallable through MIDI)|
|Deep control options through the top mounted dip switches (including preserving reverb trails)|
|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, reverb modes, 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||Dark World|