Montreal-based device maker SolidGoldFX has unveiled the Oblivion, a three-mode quad flanger pedal that offers a high degree of control over its powerful modulation capabilities.
The Oblivion’s three operating modes include a classic through-zero, reminiscent of vintage flangers; a bi-flange, which delivers a fluid and spacey sound, and a modern quad-flange that dives full-on into producing otherworldly modulated sweeps.
In terms of knobs, the pedal offers the standard flanger fare: controls for speed, range, ramp, regen, blend and output level. These are accompanied by two duo-function foot switches, and a set of four mode mini- switches.
In addition to turning the effect on or off, the bypass foot switch can be held down to place the LFO in a momentary hold. The tap tempo foot switch, when similarly held down, intensifies the speed and depth of the effect upwards or downwards, depending on how the ramp control is set.
As for the four mode mini-switches, wave lets players choose between a sine, bell and downward sawtooth LFO shape for the effect; the 1/4-1/2-1 switch toggles between three tap tempo subdivisions; flange toggles between the three flanging modes, and degrade introduces a lo-fi effect to the signal.
For further control, the Oblivion also equips an expression/CV input, which can be assigned to various functions via a set of internal dip switches. Hear the Oblivion in action, here.
The Oblivion is priced at £245, learn more about it at solidgoldfx.com
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