Gamechanger Audio has announced that their Light Pedal Optical Spring Reverb is now available.
The Light Pedal uses an optical spring reverb system that they say opens doors to some new analog effects, like optical reverb tremolo, optical reverb modulation, feedback and optical harmonic shimmer.
According to the company, the Light Pedal is the first analog optical spring reverb system that uses infra-red optical sensors. It uses sensitive optical sensors directed at different points of the spring. The optical sensors detect very subtle movements on the spring’s surface, as sound-waves travel through it.
They say that this method picks up a much wider range of frequencies, overtones and textures that are otherwise lost in the mechanical reverberation process. The optical sensors also open the door to effects that are new to spring reverbs, such as tremolo, modulation, feedback and added harmonics.
Here’s an interview with engineer Teodors Kerimovs, who talks in detail about the development process of the Light Pedal:
Pricing and Availability
The Light Pedal is available now for $349 USD.