NAMM 2022: Walrus Audio LORE is a reverse soundscape generator pedal that is based on inspiring combinations of reversed delay and reverb.
NAMM 2022 starts today in Anaheim (LA). Most of the synthesizer news was already announced at Superbooth 22 in May. The NAMM will rather focus on guitars, effect pedals, and other instruments. But there will be for sure interesting products for synths as well.
Walrus Audio will premiere LORE, a new effect pedal at NAMM that will also be very exciting for synths and other electronic sounds.
Walrus Audio Lore
Lore is a new ambient-focused effect pedal based on reverse delay and reverb. Hardware side, it uses two DSP chips, each with its own analog feedback path and distinct feature set. You can choose between five different programs that give different timbres based on a unique mix of affected and unaffected feedback signals. According
According to the developer, the two feedback paths interact and build off of each other organically, offering the user a wide array of sounds and behaviors to experiment with.
5 Algorithms On The Table
Algorithm 1 is a combination of reverse delay and reverse reverb, with a focus on organically interacting feedback paths. Great for unique large soundscapes.
The second is a reverse delay in an octave up reverb resulting in a light reverb made for space ambiance. Next, you have a reverse delay in an octave down reverb giving you a dark reverb with harmonic distortions and filters to create a sound that is thick, rich, and murky.
Algorithm 4 offers a reverse reverb in a forward reverb that is basically a dual reverb effect, with the next reverse reverb, followed by normal reverb. There is also an option to add octave-up. And octave-down and the size and character of the room can be modified by time stretching. An algorithm for rich pad and drone sounds.
Last but not least, algorithm 5 is a pitch delay in pitch delay. You get here “dueling” pitch delays, which shift the input signal up and down in complementary or opposing directions. This allows you to create intricate harmonic patterns in the feedback network. The behavior at higher delay times can be compared with a sequencer and like a harmonizer at lower delay times.
In addition, LORE pedal offers some momentary features, such as Dive / Rise (changes the playback speed, resulting in pitch-up/down effects), which are triggered by the two-foot buttons. Plus, the mod slider sets the modulation portion of the effect signal.
Connection side, you have a mono input and mono output. It’s a pity that it’s only a mono processor, stereo would certainly be even more exciting, especially for synthesizers.
The new Walrus Audio LORE pedal will be available at the end of June for $299 USD.
More information here: Walrus Audio
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Yeah, we’ve come to expect that from Walrus. Great products featuring arguably even better artworks, but mono in/out. I could highly recommend the Slö reverb, which has plenty of character. If they made that into a stereo version it could well replace the Empress, Big Sky or Black Hole.