Much like the engineer that it’s name derives from, Daedalus was methodically designed and crafted. As opposed to using a chip, we wanted to built the reverb off the newest Belton 3 brick. So that’s where we started. In it’s infancy, it was a simple one knob reverb. Over several months, Daedalus grew it’s wings. The addition of the Depth knob was the first step. We originally discussed implementing a shimmer feature in the pedal. This idea was replaced with an expression jack. This jack allows the user to insert any pedal into the decay of the reverb using a TRS Y cable(not included). The Blend knob was then added to give the user control over the amount of external effect being placed into the decay. The Pre Amp is the “special sauce” here. It has the ability to add volume to whatever pedal is in the expression loop. Enough volume that the external pedal is almost as loud as the initial reverberated note. This can be very useful for swells and experimental players. The Pre Amp knob also adds volume to the decay and the length of the decay. Making it a dual purpose knob. The last thing left was to fine comb the wings. This was achieved by adding the Reverb II knob. This addition allows for two separate reverb levels of independent footswitches. Set one for shorter, traditional reverb sounds and the second for longer, drawn out reverb sounds. Both Reverb knobs work with the rest of the controls.
REVERB – Controls the overall amount of reverb. Similar to a wet/dry mix knob, only the initial note is always heard.
DEPTH – Controls the length of the reverb decay.
BLEND – Determines how much of the external pedal, that’s inserted into the FX is heard.
REVERB II – Controls the overall amount of reverb when the right footswitch is engaged.
PRE AMP – Increases the size of the reverb even further. Also, gives extra volume to any effect that’s placed in the FX loop.
EXPRESSION (FX LOOP) – Plug in a TRS splitter cable to place any effect into the decay of the reverb. With a volume pedal in the loop, the treadle now controls the reverb knob. The reverb knob setting now becomes the treadle toe down position. TIP = Send, RING = Return
9V – Standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm center negative power supply. Daedalus has internal polarity protection. 9 VOLT MAX.
The Outward is a digital sampling device that records audio and plays it back in different ways, depending on the mode. With freezing, stutter, and time stretching effects, there’s a lot the Outward is capable of.
Captain Hook is a 2-in-1 octave fuzz with an independent clean boost. It is the result of ideas that were brought to us by one of our artists, Zacharie Defaut. AKA Zacharie Hook. Zacharie was looking for a particular fuzz sound. After a little research, it was concluded that he was on the hunt for an octave fuzz, in the style of an Octavia. We had already begun working on a transformer-based octave fuzz when the dialog started. After the base circuit was laid down and tuned, we incorporated a tone section first. From there, a JFET boost network was placed on the input of the fuzz circuit. This helps to slam the front end for extra sustain and cut. Zacharie requested Gravity Bomb by name to stand in as the independent clean boost. Taking cues from Foxcatcher, we added an order toggle switch to allow the player to choose which circuit was placed first. The final result is a collaborative, limited edition octave fuzz & boost.
Minim Reverb Delay and Reverse Immediate Ambience Machine Looking back on an inspiring year of collaboration with Datachoir, Old Blood Noise Endeavors created Minim, a new pedal built from the foundation laid out by Rêver. Inside is a newly voiced reverb with harmonic tremolo, a modulated delay with nearly infinite repeats available, and a reverse section selectable between normal speed or double speed. Sat next to the Rêver, it’s like a long lost sibling. Put both on your board and see how well they get along. Minim features: A modulated reverb with controls for mix, modulation, and decay A post-reverb modulated delay with controls for volume, delay time, and feedback A reverse section with controls for mix and speed (for double time effects), activated with a clever footswitch for momentary or latching operation Order switching to put reverse first in the chain for ambient wash or last in the chain for glitchy textures Expression jack for external control of the Reverse mix Internal trimpot to control output level Relay bypass switching and standard 9VDC center negative power
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