ALEXANDER OBLIVION DELAY
Alexander Pedals Oblivion Delay
Journey with us as we stare into Oblivion, by Alexander Pedals. Oblivion is one, it is all. It is you, it is us. This particular section of the great oracle has given us a real history lesson on analog delay. Listen up, as the Oblivion takes us on a time-traveling journey throughout the wonders of analog delay
The Oblivion is governed by four main modes: Analog, Tape, Oilcan and Multi.
Analog mode emulates the warm, murky repeats of classic bucket-brigade devices. The hidden Tone control adjusts the efficiency of these virtual chips, giving all flavors of the classic effect.
Going further back, Tape mode recalls a time when players used magnetic tape to make delay lines. The hidden Tone knob in this mode adjusts the fidelity of the virtual tape machine.
Multi mode keeps us within the realm of tape, utilizing a multi-head design to give rhythmic repeats that descent into delay madness. In this mode, the Rate knob gives different configurations of active tape heads.
Finally, going all the way back, Oilcan mode emulates vintage mechanical oil-can delays, the genesis of the effect. The repeats are dark, dirty and just plain viscous. Oil-can delays were notoriously miserly with delay time, so the longer delay times create a very rare delay effect The hidden Tone knob in this mode changes the age of the virtual oil.
In addition to the five knobs on the face, engaging the Shift button accesses new knobs: Mix becomes Boost, Time becomes Wave, Repeat becomes Tone. These knobs allow players to boost or cut the output signal up to 3db, change the waveform shape and the one of any mode-dependent parameters, respectively.
These five visible knobs can also be assigned to an expression pedal—any or all of them. This allows for simultaneous control of five parameters from a single expression pedal. Cool!
Of course, there's a tap tempo switch, along with a Remote jack that is switchable between expression pedal and external tap tempo. Subdivisions are available to switch between, as are presets—up to five, or 128 with MIDI implementation.
Alexander Pedals Oblivion Delay Features:
- Four main modes that are fully controllable and adjustable
- Unique expression control allows for simultaneous use of up to five knobs
- 5 presets, 3 tap tempo subdivisions
- Hand made in USA
- Standard 9v center-negative power operation (adapter not included, 120mA current draw)
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