When confronted by most of Gamechanger Audio’s pedals, it’s a fairly natural reaction to ask ‘how on earth does that thing work?’ – ‘that thing’ ranging from the lightning-summoning Plasma Pedal to the ‘secret’ Bigsby Pedal. Luckily, the brand has now released a video diving into the operation of its new optical reverb, the Light Pedal.
As revealed at NAMM 2020, the Light Pedal is an innovative take on the spring reverb idea. Instead of simply measuring the reverberation of the spring mechanically, the pedal uses infrared sensors at various points across the spring to fully measure its vibration and open up a whole new world of different harmonics and overtones.
The video unpacks the pedals somewhat unique operation – starting with the basic controls such as the wet/dry levels, the overall tone, and the drive knobs before diving into the six different modes: Optics, Sweep, Trem, Reflect, Feedback and Harmonic. The video also breaks down the Envelope and Latch functions of the pedal.
Just before the NAMM show, Gamechanger also released a nearly four-minute performance featuring the pedal, with Gamechanger’s own Teodors Kerimovs (the progenitor behind the pedal) showing off its capabilities. Take a look below:
The Light Pedal will launch in autumn of 2020 – however a preorder run of 1,000 pedals is set to begin imminently (11am Central Time, 5pm GMT) over on Reverb.com. These pedals will ship in May.
Watch our NAMM 2020 demo of the Light Pedal here:
For more information, see gamechangeraudio.com.