Updated Jun. 20, 2022

Collision Devices Nocturnal

The Collision Devices Nocturnal is a three-in-one effect, designed in collaboration with artist Noli, combining Modulated Delay (“DUSK”). Dynamic Tremolo (“NIGHT”). and Shimmer Reverb (“DAWN”) together to make an all-encompassing nighttime-themed ambient texture pedal.

The DUSK delay is a vintage echo with fluttery modulation reminiscent of tape echo units. The NIGHT tremolo responds to the velocity of your playing by increasing in speed the harder you pick, creating a very dynamic and musical effect.

The DAWN shimmer verb can go up to 100% wet and can be adjusted using the Colour and Filter knobs, which are two separate filters that work together to provide extensive control over the tone of the reverb.

Here’s the first official video by our friend Mark Johnston. We added the Nocturnal to our article about the best pedals for ambient and shoegazer.

Here’s the video we shot at our NAMM 2022 Stompbox Booth.

Collision Devices Nocturnal, Builder’s Notes

DUSK
Modulated Delay

Warmed and inspirational delay based on a tape delay circuit.

Settings :

Mix : Controls the mix between Full Dry or 50% Dry / 50% Wet

Time : Time between each repetition. From a few ms to 1 second. Signal quality turns to Lo-Fi when it’s pushed to long repeats.

Feedback : Number of repetitions. Able to self oscillate very easily when the knob is around 7.5.

Modulation : Amount of modulation in the delay repetitions. Create a sort of old tape effect

Speed : Modulation’s frequency from 0.1 to 20 Hz.

Momentary effect :

NIGHT
Dynamic Tremolo

Turn a huge amount of shimmer and reverb into it to make it oscillate faster.

Settings :

Sens : Sensibility, turn it clockwise to make the tremolo more sensitive to your attack

Depth : Controls the tremolo’s volume

Momentary effect :

DAWN
Shimmer

Create bright soundscapes and loose the notion of time until the sunrise.

Settings :

Blend : Controls the amount of Dry/Wet signal. You can have a full Wet reverb.

Reverb : Reverberation time. Max 15 sec.

Shimmer : Makes the reverb shimmer

Filter : Digital filter. Low pass. Lets you make the shimmer darker or more shiny

Colour : Bandpass active and analog filter around 3.3 kHz. Controls the Q of the filter.