For those intrepid cosmonauts that demand immense swaths of reverberation, we’ve crafted the Shattered Prism—an advancement that pushes the limits of the Counter Current reverb engine. Featuring a greatly expanded Decay control the Shattered Prism accentuates the fractured gritty particulate sounds of the original Counter Current and takes them up a notch. Given the change in Decay the Drive control of the Shattered Prism has an even greater impact on the harmonics within the reverb trail while the acceleration of the feedback is altered for maximal expressive control.
The heart of the Shattered Prism is three interconnected and highly interactive controls and one footswitch: F.Back (Feedback), Decay, Drive and the Momentary Feedback switch. By using these controls together and with generosity, all kinds of reverb sounds open right up. Let’s start with the Decay control: This knob affects the end result of all your careful knob placement, by extending the, well, decay time of the virtual reverb tank. Dialing it in nice and high keeps the trails ringing out longer and really lets you flood the front end of your amp with the core of the Shattered Prism.
In keeping with lo-fi reverb tradition, the Drive control overloads the virtual reverb tank transducers, saturating the front end with a touch of extra gain that excites your tone in the best way. Dialing this control back gives you a characteristically clean reverb sound that still sounds an absolute treat, but go ahead—tweak that thang. We won’t judge.
The Shattered Prism’s Feedback control recycles the post-’verb signal into the front end for a chaotically rich reverb tone, increasing the resonance and augmenting the Drive control. Turning the control fully counterclockwise shuts the back door and keeps the feedback out of the input, retaining sparkle and clarity.
Of course, the Tone knob does wet-signal tone knob things, lightening or darkening the reverb signal, and the Level control adds wet signal to the mix. After you set those, it’s time to examine the Momentary Feedback switch. Buckle up..
The Shattered Prism’s secret weapon, the Momentary Feedback switch ramps up the feedback for some oscillating blasts of reverb just when you want them. Not only is it a killer tone, but it’s a rock ‘n’ roll set ender. This switch’s function, as you might expect, is extremely dependent on where the “core three” knobs are set, giving you everything from crunchy spring drip to bottomless wells of soft scuzzy ambience and everything in between. Step inside the Shattered Prism. It’ll treat you well.