Sometimes I hear about new things coming out, that frankly, make me giddy thinking about them. For 2014, that that *thing* is easily the Walrus Audio Descent Reverb. I’m a big fan of shimmer ‘verbs, and what they’re calling a modulation focused reverb. They’ve taken things to different level in regards to the control of the shimmer. From the Dry Feed, they send that signal to the octave up and octave down and will eventually be what the Wet Mix will be. The unit comes with an independent dry and web mix, which really gives you control on the reverb in relation to your guitar signal. Modes include Shimmer, Reverse and Hall. Reverb controls the amount of reverb time. Dimension acts as a pre-delay. Tweak.. not sure yet.
The Descent take a Mono-In signal and can go to Stereo L/R Out as well as the ability to include an expression pedal which will control the reverb time and the web mix. There appears to be a ‘Favorite’ input as well, which (I’m assuming) will be similar to how Strymon stores a single preset.
Check out this video by Premier Guitar from NAMM ’14 at the Walrus Audio booth:
If you’re a fan of shimmer based reverbs.. I imagine you’re just as excited as I am! Let me know what you think about this pedal by commenting below!