Ambient delay and shoegazer fanatics should take a hard look at this pedal by Australian manufacturer Beautiful Noise: the Endless Sleeper.
It’s an analog voiced dual delay effect with modulation and sample reduction where the two delay lines are cascading into each other, each contributing between 30ms and 1200ms and therefore allowing both neat slap back-style effects and never-ending washes of sound. The modulation and lo-fi circuits are at the end of the chain.
Self-oscillation is the name of the game here: each circuit can be pushed into that state either by turning up the Feedback knobs or by pressing the Overload footswitch, which momentarily maxes out both delay’s feedback controls for hands-free sonic bliss.
The Glide knob, activated through a toggle switch, adds lush chorus/vibrato on shorter delay setting, or psychotic waves of pitch shifting madness with longer Delay time.
The CRUSH control applies a sample rate reducer (apparently it’s analog?!?), which applies a lo-fi character to your tone reminiscent of 8-Bit gaming consoles of the 1980’s.
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The Beautiful Noise Endless Sleeper is an analog voiced cascading digital delay pedal. Its versatile design of having two independently controlled delay lines wired in a series circuit, allows for the creation of a wide spectrum of unique sounds: from precise, subtle echo textures to total synthetic dream simulation.
While keeping the dry signal pure/analog from input to output, the wet signal passes through two delay chips, each independently controlled with DELAY (Mix), D. TIME and FEEDBACK controls. The delay time’s reach from 30ms to 1200ms, the longer the time, the further the trails degrade into enticing shades of low fidelity.
Each delay path can be easily pushed into oscillation mode by either raising the FEEDBACK knob, or by holding down the OVERLOAD footswitch: momentarily maxing out both delay’s feedback controls for hands-free sonic bedlam.
Using the GLIDE and toggle switch, players can expressively modulate both delay chips through an internal LFO: creating lush chorus/vibrato on shorter delay setting, or psychotic waves of pitch shifting madness when you push the D.TIME.
The CRUSH control drives the delay’s output into an analog sample rate reducer, which crunches your signal down to emulate sounds similar to 8-Bit gaming consoles and microcomputers of the 1980’s.