Mankind has long known of the amazing properties of reverberant spaces. From the brilliant reflections of the largest concert halls to the splashy depths of your own shower, every space has its own characteristic sound. The Space Race is our humble homage to the sounds of “elsewhere,” and features six ingenious ways to add some space to your place. The sonic scientists at Alexander Pedals have been working overtime to cram the most pedal into the smallest box, and we now present the Neo Series! Each Neo Series pedal incorporates an advanced 32-bit microcontroller adding presets, expression, and MIDI capability.
CONTROLS (Controls in parentheses are accessed by holding the Select button and turning the knob.)
Reverb: Adjusts the size and decay of the reverb effect.
Space: Controls the pre-delay in most of the reverb modes. Check the description of each Effect Mode for details on how the Space control works in that mode.
Mix: Controls the amount of effected signal. Turn fully clockwise to “kill” the dry signal.
(Volume): Hold the select button and turn this knob to set the Volume of both wet and dry signals
Tweak: Controls a different parameter in each mode. Visit the Effect Modes section below for more details.
EFFECT MODESTap the Select Button to move to the next mode.
MOD: Modulated chamber reverb. The Tweak knob controls the speed and depth of the pitch modulation.
SHIM: Reverb with a pitch-shift component. The Tweak knob controls the pitch shift interval, either an octave down or an octave up.
LOFI: Dirty and filtered reverberation, like the echo you might get out of a broken karaoke machine. Reverb and Space control the decay and pre-delay, respectively, while Tweak controls the amount of dirt and grit present in the reverb signal.
PLATE: Bright and present reverb based on both a mechanical plate design and the early electronic plate reverb algorithms. Tweak adjusts the high-frequency damping of the reverb signal.
SPRING: You know what this one is. Drippy and wet, this spring reverb simulation is great for both subtle and not-so-subtle effects. Reverb adjusts the size of the reverb tank, Space controls the “dwell” or input signal level, and Tweak controls the tone of the reverb signal.
ANALOG: Electronic reverb based on an obscure bucket-brigade echo circuit. This mode lacks all of the smoothing and diffusion of more modern reverb types, so you can hear each individual echo in the reverb tail. Reverb controls the delay time, Space controls the repeats of the echo, and Tweak adds an adjustable modulation effect.