GEAR 2021: You can count of Akron, Ohio's Earthquaker Devices (opens in new tab) to deliver inspirational effects pedals (opens in new tab), and its new Astral Destiny modulated octave reverb looks like another beaut. That name alone hints at huge possibilities and the features do too… oh, and just listen to those ethereal sounds in the extended demo video above!
The Astral Destiny modulated octave reverb pedal (opens in new tab) offers eight reverb modes, eight editable presets and assignable expression control.
You can add tails to the reverb sounds for natural reverb decay to linger even when the effect is bypassed, and there's an intriguing 'stretch' feature that doubles the length of the reverb while adding an adjustable pitch bending effect. That sounds like a lot of fun.
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And the Astral Destiny will look great on your pedalboard (opens in new tab) thanks to its case artwork by Marvel comic book artist, Matt Horak.
The modes in this USA-made pedal are as follows:
Abyss: Huge reverb with no octave effect
Shimmer: Adds an upper octave to the reverb tail
Sub: Adds a lower octave to the reverb tail
Sub Shimmer: Adds an upper and lower octave to the reverb tail
Astral: Adds an upper and lower octave combined with a regenerating tail
Ascend: Upward pitch bending; best used on sustained notes and chords
Descend: Downward pitch bending; best used on sustained notes and chords
Cosmos: Adds a regenerating fifth to the reverb tail; best used on sustained notes and chords
The US price for the Astral Destiny is $199. More info at Earthquaker Devices (opens in new tab).