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Digital World. Dark Heart. Dark WorldTM is the rst fully digital offering from Chase Bliss Audio; a unique dual channel reverb that we made with a little help from our friends. Cooper FX is responsible for the “Dark” channel; a collaborative effort in uenced partly by their Generation Loss and Outward designs.
Keeley Electronics crafted the “World” channel, which houses three absolutely gorgeous Hall, Plate, and Spring algorithms.
Put together, the channels can be routed in 33 distinct ways, creating a stunning palette of reverb ranging from subtle, tasteful, and lush all the way to broken video cassette, glitch shimmer, and in nite freeze. Add all this to the dense digital control and full MIDI, dip-switch, and preset implementation Chase Bliss is known for, and you have yourself a very fun, powerful, and player- friendly reverb pedal in a small package.
This toggle selects the reverb program that you’d like
for the Dark channel. Mod is a reverb inspired by Cooper FX’s Generation Loss, and is a warbly, wispy, degraded VHS emulator. Shim is a unique dual path reverb design with in nite-style Decay in uenced by some elements of the Outward pedal. In this mode, one reverb path freezes a slice of your incoming audio while the other reverb path loops back its previously frozen slice. The reverb paths switch roles (from freezing, to loop playback) back and forth at a LFO rate dictated by the Decay knob; CCW is crazy fast and CW increases LFO time. In Black mode, audio is sampled and frozen based on your playing dynamics. When you play your instrument loudly, the previously frozen audio in the reverb loop will be erased and the newer sounds will be sustained in nitely. The threshold of this envelope-based effect is controlled by the Decay knob. The higher the Decay knob, the harder
it will be to clear the frozen sound, and at fully CW
the frozen sound will never be overwritten by any incoming audio.
When you don’t have any dip switches assigned for ramping, this control is known as the Decay knob for the Dark channel. This knob changes its function depending on what program is active. In Mod mode, Decay controls the reverb amount / time of decay. In Shim mode, the Decay knob controls the LFO time switching between the two reverb paths described above in the toggle section. Clockwise increases the LFO time. In Black mode, this knob controls the sensitivity for incoming audio to be frozen – at the max clockwise position no new audio is allowed in. If a dip switch is engaged for ramping, you can set this knob to control any of the ve parameters individually or simultaneously (Mix, Dwell, Modify, Tone, Pre-Delay), and have it either modulate (Bounce) or ramp- and-hold (rise or fall) via dip switches in the back of the pedal. In this case, this knob controls the ramp time in which this takes place.