Gamechanger Audio tells us that their latest product, Light Pedal, is now available online and across all dealer channels. They say that the Light Pedal uses the Optical Spring reverb system developed by the company and opens doors to some new, unheard analog effects like optical reverb tremolo, optical reverb modulation, feedback and optical harmonic shimmer. Here's the details in their own words...
After Light Pedal's first public appearance at Winter NAMM 2020, the company put the optical spring reverb concept under the scope for an extra year to improve and complete the final production version. Recently, the first batch of one thousand units has been successfully shipped out to all the backers who supported the product's pre-order campaign back in February 2020. Now the new Light Pedal is available for everyone.
The main developer of the new Optical Spring reverb concept is Gamechanger Audio's youngest engineer Teodors Kerimovs. The company has released a video interview with Teodors where he talks in detail about the development process of Light Pedal - from the first experiments to the final product.
Optical Spring Reverb System
The LIGHT Pedal is the world's first analog optical spring reverb system that uses infra-red optical sensors. This system is used to harvest the full timbral and harmonic range of the spring reverb tank. The LIGHT Pedal combines the best features of a classic spring reverb with the innovative optical sensor system and a powerful effects section. This combination opens up countless new types of reverb textures and sounds never heard before.
The LIGHT Pedal uses extremely sensitive optical sensors directed at different points of the spring. The optical sensors detect very subtle movements on the spring's surface as sound-waves travel through it. This method allows to pick up a much wider range of frequencies, overtones and textures otherwise lost in the mechanical reverberation process. The optical sensors also open doors to effects that are new to spring reverbs, such as tremolo, modulation, feedback, and added harmonics. The result is a wide variety of reverb sounds ranging from classic to experimental to pure magic.
The LIGHT Pedal's user interface pushes the boundaries of spring reverb even further. The extended signal mix section allows for a very precise balance between the dry, classic reverb tone and the new and optical reverb signals. The ability to stack various effects and control them with playing dynamics or an expression pedal makes this pedal an advanced tool for sonic exploration.
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