Chase Bliss Audio Announces the Thermae Delay

Chase Bliss Audio has released its latest delay pedal—the Thermae. Like the Greek bathhouses from which it takes it names, the effect is very wet. As described by a bathrobe-clad Joel Korte in the official announcement, embedded below, the Thermae is a “warm bath pedal.”

Designed to be “an analog, pitch-shifting, harmonizing” delay, it can also be used as a more standard delay as well. The pedal uses four reissued MN3005 bucket-brigade delay chips to allow multiple delay times to be set and multiple harmonizing intervals to be triggered.

In the Sequence mode, you can set cascading harmonies with two different Interval knobs, and then you can divide the rhythms of those repeating intervals with two dedicated switches. Step mode allows those same divisions and intervals, but gives you the ability to control when they change with the footswitch.

The pedal also has a Glide knob to determine how quickly or slowly one interval transitions to another, as well as a low-pass filter.

The announcement of the Thermae follows this week's announcement of another upcoming Chase Bliss release, the Condor, which is a combination EQ/preamp/filter effect slated to be sold in April. While the Thermae is also not yet for sale (with Chase Bliss only saying to expect it in the spring), you can watch the video below to hear it in action.

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