The Alexander Pedals Rewind is the new, compact, digital, stereo, multi-mode echo by a company that already has a noteworthy number of delays under its belt. It’s the new flagship multi-mode delay in the builder’s pedal line, replacing the History Lesson, which featured 6 modes versus the 10 of the Rewind, which belongs to Alexander Pedal’s new Leap series.
Easier to navigate than its predecessor thanks to the LED display and featuring improved headroom and frequency response, the Rewind features a mix of updated algorithms (aka “engines”) found in the History Lessons plus four brand new ones; they are listed here and satisfy both your bread and butter needs (Analog, Tape-style, Digital, Dual delays) and your spacey/creative cravings (Diffuse, Reverse, Filter, Dynamic, Pitch, Lo-Fi and Filter modes).
The DSP at the core of the pedal is an FXCore with more than 8 times the processing power of the previous Neo Series pedals
Besides the expected tap tempo functionality, like all other devices in the Leap series, the Rewind features 32 built-in presets, expression and ramping features, Midi compatibility, Stereo in/out, configurable trails, Morph function, and USB port.
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Alexander Pedals Rewind, Builder’s Notes
It’s time to rediscover your affinity for trippy reverse reflections, washed-out reverberations and crystal-clear repeats. The Alexander Pedals Rewind is a reimagining of our flagship delay platform. Ten rejuvenated delay types, all the under-the-hood functionality you require, and an OLED display for instant recall of every parameter. Record, Repeat — Rewind.
Every player uses delay a little differently – sometimes you need a subtle and tasty echo to add some texture to your playing, and sometimes you need to freak out like the sun is going supernova. Rewind gives you a ton of options, all of which you can tweak and customize to suit your desires using our simple knob interface.
The Leap Series improves upon our popular Neo Series platform in lots of ways, including:
Stereo audio input and output with phase correction
Low-noise direct-coupled audio path
Improved audio headroom and frequency response
FXCore DSP with more than 8 times the processing power than our previous Neo Series pedals
TAPE: Magnetic mash up based on our favourite tape echo units. Set HEAD to A for a classic single tape echo, or experiment for multi-tap madness.
ANALOG:: Classic 1970s electronic solid-state echo, based on our collection of vintage delay pedals. We’ve added a multi-waveform modulation section for analog style chorus and vibrato textures
DIGITAL: 1980s computer magic lives here, digital delay with modulation. Use the BITS control to dial in low-resolution “early digital” sounds, set it low for clean repeats.
PITCH: Clean digital delay with a flexible pitch transposer for the ultimate in shifty business. Set the MODE to PRE or POST for traditional pitch shifting, or engage the ARP modes for arpeggio patterns.
DUAL: Double delay lines in parallel. Set TYPE to MONO for classic dual delay, STER for independent left / right echo, or PONG for panning ping-pong delay. Each delay has 625ms of echo time. Set TIM2 to LOCK to synchronize delay times.
DIFFUSE: Cloudy day delay, combines a single echo with a reverb-style diffusion filter to smear and wash the delay repeats. We’ve incorporated digital bit crushing as well as two-band EQ to fine tune your ambient experience.
REVERSE: We named the pedal “Rewind,” so you knew this one had to be in here. We’ve upped the delay time to a whopping 2.5 seconds to make your reverse echoes sound cooler, at the cost of a bit of high end and fidelity.
DYNAMIC: Clean digital delay with a flexible audio gate and swell generator. MODE selects GATE (delay is cut off sharply,) BLOM (delay blooms in behind dry signal) or SWEL (delay and dry signal swell in over time)
FILTER: elay with synth-style resonant low-pass filter. MOD selects filter modulaiton source, SIN and SQU LFO, ENV- and ENV+ envelope follower, RAND random sample and hold, or FIXD parked filter.
LO-FI: Filthy and gorgeous dirty delay. This mode stacks a digital distortion after the delay pedal for unique textures. Also includes triangle-wave modulation on the delay effect.
THIRTY-TWO built-in presets (four banks of 8) allow you to colour with all the crayons in the box. Hold the Bypass / Preset footswitch to select the next preset, or hold both footswitches for the previous.
The reverb + delay trails are configurable for hard bypass, full trails, or auto trails. In auto trails mode, the reverb will decay normally and then seamlessly ramp to zero volume for the lowest possible operating noise.
EXPRESSION AND RAMPING
Seamlessly morph between different knob settings on the fly using the built-in ramp footswitch, expression pedal, footswitch, or MIDI controller.
STEREO INS AND OUTS
The input jack is selectable for standard mono or TRS stereo signal input without opening the pedal. The output jacks are usable as either mono, two-cable stereo, or TRS stereo. Connect all your Venture and Leap Series pedals in stereo with TRS cables for a neat and tidy pedalboard!
Connect an expression pedal, footswitch, or MIDI controller to this jack to add performance control to your pedal. Also compatible with our ALEXPANDER performance control switch!
Every Leap Series pedal features a USB port for MIDI control and firmware updates.