Video: Chase Bliss Releases the Dark World Dual Channel Reverb

Chase Bliss Audio has built its reputation on its "digital brain, analog heart" ethos. But as founder Joel Korte said in this mini-documentary about the company's latest release, "At some point I just decided that I didn't like rules, or whatever."

The brand-new Dark World Dual Channel Reverb is built off a core of DSP reverb algorithms created in collaboration with Robert Keeley at Keeley Engineering and Tom Majeski at Cooper FX. Today through Black Friday, you can buy the pedal for 15% through Reverb.

Inspired by Hyrule's Dark World in Super Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the pedal features two channels. One offers more corporeal, true-to-life reverb effects, while the second channel brings out the more mysterious and otherworldly. The two channels can run in parallel or react with one another—with events on the lighter "World" side triggering sounds on the "Dark" side, or vice versa.

On the World side of the pedal, you can choose from Spring, Plate, and Hall reverb settings, which can be tweaked using the Dwell and Pre-Delay knobs. The Dark side of the pedal features three stranger reverb settings: Mod, Shim, and Black. In the mini-documentary teaser, Joel Korte calls this Black setting, an envelope-based effect that samples and morphs your signal, "the core of pedal." A toggle switch in the middle lets you choose which side feeds into the other.

The tweakability, of course, doesn't stop there. Like the rest of Chase Bliss' pedals, you can further adjust the effects' parameters with the DIP switches located on the front side of the chassis and save your favorite presets. And users can control the effects with an expression pedal, CV trigger, or a MIDI controller.

Be sure to watch the full video above to hear what sublime trails you can create with the Dual World, and click here to get yours on Reverb now.


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