The pedal’s sounds are generated by two DSP chips, providing the reverb and reverse delay engines. How these operate and interact with each other is determined with the five-position Program rotary knob. The programs are as follows:
- Reverse Delay into Reverse Reverb
- Reverse Delay into Octave Up Reverb
- Reverse Delay into Octave Down Reverb
- Reverse Reverb into Forward Reverb
- Pitch Delay into Pitch Delay
Alongside the DSP chips, there are also two analogue feedback paths, controlled by the feedback and regen knobs, that provide a more organic feel to the pedal’s self-interaction. Other controls include knobs for tone, wet/dry mix, modulation depth (modulation rate is adjusted with this same knob with the bypass switch held down), time and the special X knob which varies its function depending on the program.
Holding down the tap-tempo footswitch also induces a momentary rise or dive effect for the delay/reverb time, allowing for some gliding strangeness to be introduced to your soundscapes.
Hear the pedal in action with Walrus Audio’s own demo below.
The Lore is a mono effect, and comes in a muted green enclosure with some rather lovely artwork of a bright full moon and a forest spirit by David Hüttner, sure to inspire some ethereal and otherworldly soundscapes.
The pedal lists for £285 / $299. Find out more at walrusaudio.com.