Fresh from Electro-Harmonix’s (EHX) oven is the Oceans 12 dual stereo reverb pedal. For this new ’verb unit, the brand has beefed up its Oceans 11 stomper with expanded functionality and routing options.
Key to the Oceans 12 are two reverb engines that can be used separately or together. These can also be routed in series or parallel, expanding options even further. Building on the Oceans 11’s myriad of reverb modes, the new pedal boasts several new options.
The first is Room – upgraded from the Ocean 11’s single-mode Hall – which features two algorithms, modelled after a lively room and a spacious concert hall. In terms of spring reverbs, EHX has maintained the vintage 1962 Fender 6G15 tube reverb emulation, but also added the spring algorithm from the EHX Holy Grail.
Also new to the mix is a Tide Control effect – applicable to all reverb modes – which pans the reverb across the stereo field for a lush sound. Wrapping up the expansive list of available reverbs are Plate, Reverse, Echo, Tremolo, Modulation, Dynamic, Auto-Infinite, Shimmer and Polyphonic.
In terms of I/O, the Oceans 12 can handle stereo in/out or mono send/return – for adding other effects externally – with pre- or post-reverb options. Other highlights on the Oceans 12 include the ability to set up to 24 presets, a Tails switch which determines whether the reverb stops immediately or fades when the pedal is switched to bypass, and an input jack for external expression.
Check out a demo of the pedal here:
Lists for $237.60. More information at ehx.com.