At the 2020 NAMM Show, Gamechanger Audio introduced the Light Pedal, described as “the World’s first Optical Spring Reverb System.”
The LIGHT Pedal produces a wide range of analog reverb sounds by using Infra-Red optical sensors targeted across the length of a Spring Reverb tank. The optical sensors are extremely sensitive and they are able to pick up overtones and harmonics that occur in a Reverb Tank’s springs.
They say that, because the optical sensors eliminate mechanical loss of energy in turning the vibrations into electrical signals, the Light Pedal can create a broader range of reverb colors than traditional reverb tanks.
Here’s a demo of the Light Pedal in action with synthesizers, via Perfect Circuit:
Pricing and Availability
Gamechanger Audio plans to launch pre-orders on February 10. See their site for details.