Old Blood Noise Endeavors has launched the Reflector Chorus V3, an update of the brand’s flagship series of modulation pedals.
The stompbox is based on three modes, accessible via a three-way toggle switch: Washed, which replaces the Reflector V2’s Myriad, Wrinkle and Mirrors. A further four knobs—“Rate,” “Depth,” “Mix” and “Modulate”—govern individual modulation elements.
Here’s a brief rundown of each mode:
- Wrinkle: The chorus effect is infused with a vibrato-esque trill that can vary in pitch when you adjust the “Modulate” knob. Go all the way left for an octave down, head noon for pitch unison, and turn it fully clockwise for an octave up.
- Washed: As its name suggests, this mode adds a ‘wash’ of reverb before Reflector’s chorus. Turn the “Modulate” knob clockwise for splashy echoes and longer, stretched-out chorus sounds.
- Mirrors: It’s a combination of detuned chorus and flanger. The “Modulate” knob controls the depth of the flanger, while the “Rate” knob adjusts both the flanger and detuned chorus’ speed. For a ‘seasick’ warble, max out the “Depth” knob.
You can also input an expression pedal to control the “Rate” or “Modulate” parameters. And here’s a little bonus tip: Switch to “Mirrors” mode and roll the “Rate” knob off to coax a classic ‘wah’ response from the expression pedal.
Hear the Reflector Chorus V3 in action here:
The Reflector Chorus V3 is available in two finishes, and retails for $199. For more info, check out www.oldbloodnoise.com.