KMA Audio Machines has released the Cirrus, a combined reverb and delay pedal that marks the manufacturer’s first foray into the world of fully-digital effects.
The unit features extensive parameter control for both effects, alongside expression pedal support and an effects loop. Both effects dynamically respond to picking attack, the sensitivity of the response being controlled by two independent controls. The reverb and delay both have three distinct sounds on tap, ranging from traditional echoes to shimmering, filtered strangeness. The order can also be flipped with either the delay before the reverb, or the inverse.
The central selector knob governs which control is affected by an expression pedal: the delay time, reverb decay, delay repeats, reverb damping, or the sensitivity of either effect.
Both the tap-tempo and the bypass switches offer more than just their standard function. Holding the tap-tempo switch down will max out the number of delay repeats, creating an endlessly looping soundscape. Similarly, holding the bypass switch down when the pedal is active will max out the reverb decay time. While the pedal is off, a short tap of the bypass switch will engage the pedal, while holding it down will activate it only momentarily.
The Cirrus lists for €199, and is available now. Find out more at kma-machines.com.