The Intensive Care Audio Recovery Phase is a new dual phaser/tremolo pedal by one of the coolest new British boutique pedal builder, weaned by what’s one of the quirkiest and out of the box stompbox manufacturers to date, Rainger FX.
Boasting a set of 8 different waveforms per channel, selectable through the two big rotary knobs, the Recovery Phase allows for independent Depth and Frequency (rate) settings for the two channels.
While the first channel is always a phaser, the second one can act either as a phaser or as a tremolo, by flicking the Trem/Phase toggle. There’s also a Dual Phaser + Trem mode, though! When in Trem mode, the other toggle switch selects between LFO 2 controlling tremolo only or tremolo and secondary phase shifting. When in Phaser mode, it will simply turn off the 2nd LFO.
Here’s the list of LFOs
- Random Slopes
- Random Steps
- Sweep, Sine
- Ramp Down
- Ramp Up
The two soft-touch footswitches deal with On/Off and Tap Tempo duties.
This looks and sounds like another intriguing release by this London-based pedal builder, check out the videos ot it!
Intensive Care Audio Recovery Phase, Builder’s Notes
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using these effects pedals because it contains important information for you.
If you have any further questions ask your doctor or pharmacist. These effects pedals have been prescribed for you only.
Do not pass them on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
1. What RECOVERY PHASE is, and what is it used for:
The RECOVERY PHASE is a dual modulation unit capable of bi-phase and phase shift/tremolo effects. It is primarily used in the treatment of Bland Tone Syndrome and Excessive Aural Dryness.
Used regularly it can provide effective relief from these, and other music and instrumentation related conditions. All Intensive Care Audio pedals are built in London, England, using high quality components and featuring soft touch, relay based trued bypass. There are two soft touch footswitches, the left is BYPASS and the right is TAP TEMPO.
Holding the BYPASS switch for 3 seconds gives access to a hidden mode where LFO 1 controls LFO 2.
The RECOVERY PHASE features 8 controls, there are therefore a range of available remedies.
LFO 1: An 8 position rotary switch allows you to select 1 of 8 available LFO waveforms. From left to right these are;
Random Slopes, Random Steps, Sweep, Sine, Triangle, Square, Ramp Down, Ramp Up. This LFO is the primary LFO used in the phase shifting.
LFO 2: An 8 position rotary switch allows you to select 1 of 8 available LFO waveforms which control either secondary phase shifting or a tremolo.
FREQ: Sets the frequency (speed) of LFO 1.
DEPTH: Sets the depth of LFO 1.
DEPTH 2: Sets the depth of LFO 2
FREQ 2: Sets the frequency (speed) of LFO 2.
TREM/PHASE SWITCH: LFO 2 controls either secondary phase circuit
LFO 2/OFF SWITCH: When in ‘PHASE’ mode this switch either turns on
or off LFO 2. When in ‘TREM’ mode this switch selects between LFO 2
controlling tremolo only or tremolo and secondary phase shifting.
2. What you need to know before using the RECOVERY PHASE:
How to take the RECOVERY PHASE:
The dose needed to treat guitar effect deficiency will depend on how low your levels of guitar effect are. Your doctor will advise you on the length of time to use the RECOVERY PHASE. For adults this is usually 1-2 hours, twice a day. Using pedals after meals is recommended to avoid dizziness.
If you forget to use the RECOVERY PHASE, use it as soon as possible and continue to use it as normal.
DO NOT take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose as this can cause irreversible MIND BENDING (Mindbendinitis)
3. Possible Side Effects:
Like all medicine, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious side effects:
-Involuntary time signature changes
-Nausea and or vomiting
-Difficulty passing riffs
-Thinking you are better at your instrument than you actually are
-Looking down your nose at other peoples gear