Video: Paradox Effects Futura Envelope Chorus Demo

The guiding mission of Paradox Effects—a boutique pedal company hailing from Tijuana, Mexico—is to make effects that are "a creative extension of the user, becoming something unique when used to make music." Paradox's brand-new Futura hits that mark.

Paradox calls the Futura a "Multiparametric Envelope Chorus." It's a chorus/vibrato pedal with a bucket-brigade chip, which gives it a voice similar to the Boss CE-2, according to designer Efren Castro. But the inclusion of an envelope allows you to set how the pedal reacts to your playing, making it more or less sensitive to your input signal, and allowing you to change the rate and depth of the chorus/vibrato, either individually or simultaneously, through your attack settings.

In our video above, you can watch Andy Martin put the Futura through the paces. Standard choruses, deep pulses, and strange, mangled tones are all available, with the Futura's Blend knob allowing you to find the perfect mix of your wet and dry signals. Be sure to watch the full video above, and then find your own Futura on Reverb now.

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