The Reverb Thread


#284

Apparently the Dark World (wow is that a 2018 name for a pedal or what) algorithms were done by Robert Keeley (or perhaps a DSP engineer employed by Robert Keeley Ltd.)

Keeley’s pedals were GAS inducers back when I was still a guitarist. Might be worth another look.


#285

The clean side is programmed by Keeley, the weird side by Cooper FX.


#286

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Dark World (wow is that a 2018 name for a pedal or what)[/quote]

The first thing I thought of was Thor: The Dark World. :rofl: (I didn’t hate it but Ragnarok was much, much better)


#287

yeah, i couldn’t resist the combo of the warbly degradation, sample/freezing goodness and multiple types of reverb… with flexible routing…

chase bliss + cooper + keely…

i ordered mine right from chase bliss, i feel better for buying direct and thus giving them more money, but i found out after they can be had a bit cheaper, with free shipping, from various sellers on Reverb.


#288

I was going to order direct, but by the time I decided to it was marked as sold out.


#289

I recently dug out an old friend, long ignored because I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of digital I/O, and I’m glad I did. The room algorithm still sounds really hifi, but the character of the old Space Station reverbs and echoes and immediacy have made the 206 a joy to perform with outside of the homestudio (thanks to a cheap, used standalone converter).


#290

20 charsss of beauty


#291

that dark world looks and sounds so good. the thing that always bothered me about chase bliss (and thankfully so because i would buy them all based on sound) designs are the cv/routing break out switches exposed. they get under my skin being so “available” right there on the panel. i wish they were inside the enclosure to set how one would like. so for whatever reason that keeps me away. i knew that the second i touched one in person. obviously that is my problem not his and his pedals sound so freaking good. i don’t mean to come across rude or dismissive as i really think his work is great. i’ll be stuck with another afterneath for that smeary verb action. being local akron folk i feel loyalty there.


#292

The “ramping” thing on Dark World seems a bit crazy – my guess is I will always want the Decay knob to be Dceay, and if I need an LFO I’ll provide it through ALM S.B.G.

I haven’t owned a Chase Bliss pedal yet, so I’m neutral on internal vs. external switches for stuff like that.


#293

I’ve got the Warped Vinyl Mk II. The dip switches set what the expression pedal/cv input controls (and the ramp knob when there’s nothing plugged into that jack). I just had a quick look at the Dark World manual and it works the same way. For that reason, it’s very handy to have the DIP switches easily accessible. Or at least I think so since it’s something I often want to change, though I suppose some might want a more set and forget approach.

I use the S.B.G. with the Warped Vinyl and it works great.


#294

Am I crazy or is there not an on/off switch on the OTO BAM? Sounds great anyways. Just one more potential thing to remember to unplug (xmas tree lights are on the same power strip)


#295

I didn’t see anyone talking about it yet. The Jomox T-Resonator stereo reverbs are a lot of fun to play with. I have 9v AC models and supposedly they are noisier than their 9v DC siblings. I haven’t tried the CV controllable Eurorack versions of the effect. I’m trying not to go down the Eurorack road for now.

http://www.jomox.com/shop/product-details/t-resonator-ii-en1l22.html

I use 2 pre-owned T-Resonators these days pretty often.


#296

I’ve been doing the plug unplug too. Might actually check the manual……


#297

I was nearly tempted, several times, to pick up a T-Resonator. Maybe I will do so someday, since I enjoy playing with feedback and reverbs so much :sunglasses:


#299

They really are worth every penny I think. I’ve tried a lot of great effects / reverbs over the years and I always end up back with these especially for a live setup. The older 9v AC models sound great … but maybe there is some advantage to the newer MKII? I’ve been mixing them with the Rucci 3x2 and 4x1 passive mixers. Lots of fun.


#300

Just received a Chase Bliss Dark World. 100% loving it. I’ve always wanted a high quality reverb in my rig and I’m super happy with how it sounds.


#301

I’ve set Active to “Aux” and it seems to pass signal even if the unit is unplugged. I wonder if it’s still drawing power when i toggle off Active.


#302

I’m feeling a bit of regret that I preordered from a place that won’t ship until January 1. I thought nobody was going to have them in stock until then! Oh well.


#303

Yep, no switch to be seen. I keep my BAM, Thyme, Bugbrand reds, all my Ciat-Lonbarde stuff, and a few other things without any localized switch on a swtichable power strip and just turn the power strip on and off. Instant circus, instant quiet.


#304

Ah dang! I guess it’s not too too long to wait though. It will be worth it.