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Hungry Robot Pedals Announces the Wash and the Kármán Line

Hungry Robot Pedals Announces the Wash and the Kármán Line
The Wash

The Wash is an analog-voiced, tap-tempo delay with just over 1000 ms of delay time.

Cedar Falls, IA (January 23, 2016) -- The Wash is a dream come true for ambient player and ushers in a new chapter in the world of delays. It accomplishes the arduous task of creating an organic, below-the-mix wash. Normally this requires stacking 3-4 reverb and delay pedals at the end of your chain. The unique "Wash Circuit" creates the perfect wash with only one pedal.

At its most basic utility, The Wash is an outstanding analog-voiced, tap-tempo delay with just over 1000ms of delay time. The Wash can be used independently as a standalone delay or with in conjunction with "Wash Circuit."

The Wash circuit (right footswitch) is what makes the pedal stand out from other delays on the market. The Wash circuit adds reverb to the signal and through a complicated network of internal feedback loops, subtle multi-head Binson effect, and what i have coined "ripple effect," It works to add a hauntingly beautiful wash to your signal in ways that can't be accomplished by stacking reverbs and delays in series. It does all of this while keeping the clarity and presence of your original signal without getting lost in the soup of decay.

The "Ripple" knob controls The Ripple Effect. The Ripple Effect is a feature in which each successive delay trail slowly scatters and transforms into reverb.

The "Resonance" knob is to fine-tune the resonance and decay of the wash.

The Middle "The Wash" knob controls the mix/level of the wash.

The Kármán Line

This pedal is designed to take you past the Kármán Line on a voyage to undiscovered sonic worlds. The Kármán Line is a joystick delay and oscillation device designed with experimental musicians in mind, but will fit nicely onto any board for any playing style.

The base of the pedal is a delay that is heavily filtered and becomes darker with every successive repeat. Though the delay is digital, its voicing is heavily influenced by the dark repeats and degenerative decay in delays like the DM-2 which is known for its beautiful self-oscillation. It also boasts an LFO driven, analog modulation for vinyl-esque warping.

The most intriguing aspect of The Kármán Line is the joystick and warp capabilities. The Y-Axis of the joystick changes the delay time (up to 1000ms) and the X-Axis controls the modulation rate. The best thing about having the joystick is that The Kármán Line employs a delay chip that makes an audible warping noise when you change the delay time. This produces some very interesting results especially when the delay is driven into self-oscillation.

The right footswitch is called "Launch" switch. When you turn this on, it automatically overloads the circuit with out-of-control ramping oscillation. Because of the unique characteristics of the delay chip, manipulating the joystick gives you some out-of-this-world alien sounds.

With ramping oscillation, it can get really loud, really fast. To help control this, The Kármán Line has a secondary mix knob that replaces the primary mix knob when the Launch switch is activated. This feature lets you control the volume of the oscillation, keep your sound-guy happy, and still be able to hear your guitar through the oscillation.

The Wash - $250
The Kármán Line - $250

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