Video: Alexander Pedals Space Race Reverb and Wavelength Demos

For this year's summer NAMM show in Nashville this week, North Carolina-based boutique builder Alexander Pedals is unveiling two brand new stompboxes: the Space Race and Wavelength. Both new offerings are part of the NEO series, meaning that they come equipped with an advanced, 32-bit micro-controller, adding MIDI capability, presets, and expression functionality. Today, Andy is taking a closer look at both of the new offerings to see what they can do.

First up, the Space Race is a multi-mode reverb featuring six distinct types: modulated chamber, shimmer, lo-fi, plate, spring, and analog. Once you choose your mode, players further shape their tone with the four pots on the pedal's face: reverb (for adjusting the size and delay of your effect), space (for controlling pre-delay), volume (which, when held, allows players to tweak the volume of wet and dry independently), and a mix knob.

Be sure to check out Andy's full demo above, and click here to get your own right here on Reverb.

Next up is the Wavelength—an evolution of Alexander's acclaimed Waveland multi-modulator pedal. Alexander describes the new Wavelength as a "high bandwidth digital modulator" that keeps all of the functionality fans loved about the Waveland while adding more modulation features, tap tempo, and selectable waveforms for supplying a series of classic effects like tremolo, chorus, vibe, filter, and flanger.

When it comes to functionality, the Wavelength features modulation controls players are sure to be familiar with, like rate, depth, and mix. But unique to the Wavelength is the addition of a fourth pot, the "tweak" knob, for controlling parameters specific to the effect you have engaged. Players can also double up on functionality by holding the pedal's "select" button to access another four features: tap multiplier, ramp speed, level, and shape.

For a better idea of the kinds of tones the Wavelength is capable of providing, check out Andy's full demo above. And if you're looking to pick up a Wavelength of your own, click here to grab one on Reverb.

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