From deep sub-octave foundation layers to soaring super-octave shimmers, the Liquid Ambience seamlessly blends in beautiful lustre underneath your tone, ghosting your every move.
The Liquid Ambience brings two complex DSP concepts together in one elegant solution... Polyphonic Octave Generation and Hall Reverb. The strum-friendly polyphonic algorithm ensures perfect tracking, and seamlessly translates the entire input spectrum up and down the frequency scale.
The Voice control blends between octave and sub octave or alternatively blends between fifth and sub fifth.
An additional Bend mode gives you a slightly detuned note instead, either up or down in frequency from your input, introducing syrupy thickness to your tone. Adding recirculation to this produces a smooth continuous bend (see Evolve control). Setting Voice to 12 o’clock (pitch neutral) turns the Liquid Ambience into solely an atmospheric reverb.
NEW (Mono version only)
Two new modulation modes have been added...
- Chorus/Vibrato trails with reverb surface filter
- Tremolo trails with morphing sustain
The reverb section provides luscious and spacious Hall type reverberation optimized for natural low frequency and high frequency damping. The Space knob controls the effective ‘size’ of the space, shaping the ambient density, tonal smear and rise & fall dynamics. In Octaves and Fifths modes some dry is also sent to the reverb to increase the ambient complexity.
In Oct/5th/Bend mode and Chorus/Vibrato mode the More switch recirculates much more of the signal, emphasizing the Evolve effect. At high Space settings in Bend mode and Chorus/Vibrato mode this slowly takes the effect into self-oscillation giving a rising intense sonic wash, eventually breaking up into Geiger-Müller territory. In Octaves and Fifths mode it accentuates the shimmery/synthy characteristic. In Tremolo mode the More switch acts as an evolving sustain.
DRY LOOP (Mono version only)
For versatility, the dry path that feeds into the final mix can be interrupted and looped through an external effect or effect chain (EG delay), for a more complex layered sound. Alternatively the SEND can be used on its own as a dry feed to a second chain if desired.
EXPRESSION INPUT (Stereo version only)
You can plug in an expression pedal or 5V control voltage to control the Voice knob remotely.
The Liquid Ambience is true-bypassed using a high quality latching signal relay to preserve signal chain integrity, but can be reconfigured via an internal switch to provide buffered bypass with trails for natural reverb decay when the effect is deactivated, should you prefer.
BiFET op-amps are used throughout for their super low noise JFET inputs and high output drive capability, film capacitors preserve input tone, Alps pots ensure smooth and clean parameter control.