Walrus Audio Releases the R1 Reverb
A deeply tweakable reverb that feature six modes, MIDI control, and stores up to nine presets.
Oklahoma City, OK (January 20, 2021) -- Winter NAMM 2020 turned a lot of heads toward Walrus Audio after announcing the Mako Series D1 Delay. Today, we see that the D1 was only the tip of the iceberg. The next installment of the ambitious Mako series is the R1 High-Fidelity Stereo Reverb. Continuing to build on the powerful Analog Devices Sharc processor, the R1 is an extremely powerful and versatile multi-function reverb that can quickly go from small intimate room sounds to massive washes of experimental euphoria with six customized, studio-quality programs: Spring, Hall, Plate, BFR, RFRCT (Refract), and Air. Every program can be tuned, tweaked and then saved to one of nine on-board presets. The R1 boasts a volume swell effect via the effect knob that can be applied to any program. Sustain, latching momentary features, stereo in and out, MIDI control, and up to nine on-board presets (128 via MIDI) are also included in the R1’s small footprint.
Fans of the Slö and Fathom reverbs will recognize the X knob and know that it brings plenty of wonderful charm to each program it interacts with. The R1 employs the same magic and will continue to surprise and delight creators. Each program has plenty of swagger to stand on its own but explorers will find added features like grit, diffusion, subtle reverse delays and airy whispers depending on the program they are in, guaranteed to keep artists creating into all hours of the night. The R1 is packaged in a matte black anodized aluminum enclosure. The enclosure’s exact size is 4.9” x 2.52” x 2.64”. Power requirements are 9VDC (300mA minimum).
Walrus Audio is offering The R1 for a retail price of $349 and is available now at walrusaudio.com and with our authorized dealers all over the world.
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