Walrus Audio has announced the Julianna, a chorus/vibrato pedal that iterates on its popular Julia.
The pedal sports a few similar takeaways to the Julia, namely the rate, depth and lag controls – as well as the dry-chorus-vibrato blend knob. The d-c-v knob, as it’s labelled, allows you to gradually change between a fully dry signal, to a mix of dry and modulated, to just the modulated signal. The depth control, according to Walrus, ranges from smooth, subtle chorus to completely seasick pitch drifting.
Like the Julia, there’s a toggle switch to select wave shape, with the familiar sine and saw waves present. The Julianna, however, makes the addition of a third ‘random’ wave shape for a more chaotic modulation of your pitch.
The Julianna also features stereo in/out jacks, as well as a secondary momentary footswitch for tap tempo, or a quarter-inch jack on the side for external tap tempo usage. A toggle switch located next to the waveform switch no selects between quarter note, triplet or eighth note tempo division of the tempo set with this function.
One of the most dramatic additions to the Julia formula is the secondary LFO speed function – you can now ramp up or down gradually to another rate from the primary speed as you press and hold the pedal’s momentary switch. For feet-free LFO speed modulation, there’s also the new ‘Drift’ mode, which gently speeds up and slows down the pedal’s rate over time.
The pedal’s signal path is all-analogue, with a digitally-controlled LFO. It’s built in Oklahoma, USA, and is available to order for $249 from walrusaudio.com and from authorised Walrus Audio dealers.
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