Old Blood Noise is one of the new guitar pedal manufacturers that emerged in the second decade of the new millennium with some really interesting design ideas.
Their take on creative reverb, aptly titled the ‘Procession’ offers some sounds that come straight out of outer space. This is not your typical reverb. It features 3 modulation setting options: flange, filter, and tremolo – in addition to more classic reverb sounds. By simply experimenting with the array of available tones, some truly other-worldly sounds can be obtained.
The mix control is a standard wet/dry blend, and the reverb knob tailors the amount of decay to the reverb effect. The depth and speed knobs control the modulation mode selected. There are two footswitches, one is a standard on/off switch, the second a ‘Hold’ switch that “locks in” and sustains a note for as long as it is pressed.
Additional features include durable metal enclosure, optional 9v battery or power adapter, and hand-wired analog design, check out the video below.
With this and other interesting pedals (check out their take on delay and fuzz) Old Blood Noise is definitely a designer to keep an eye on.
We added this pedal to our article about the best reverb pedals with modulation. – Brandon Stoner
Old Blood Noise Procession, Builder’s Notes
Out of the hazy, sand blown distance, something comes forth. Moving slowly, moving softly, it is seen and just as quickly lost. It echoes in the open air, a voice on the wind. It’s a Procession. A cavalcade making its way through the deserts of a distant planet. The sounds of another world. Or something along those lines.
Which is where the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Procession reverb comes in. Its what we would use to create a science fiction soundtrack. A strange mix of haunting reverb and three modulation settings, the Procession aims at inspiring something new, something fringe and something risky.
The Procession’s simple controls run the gamut of reverb soundscapes ranging from simple reverb to complex Sci-Fi filtery echo weirdness. The Mix and Reverb knobs control the mix of dry/wet signal and the decay of the reverb, respectively. The Speed and Depth knobs correspond with the selected modulation mode: Flange, Filter or Tremolo.
The Procession has two footswitches. The Bypass switch is your standard on/off True Bypass switch. The Hold switch is a momentary footswitch that when pressed, will lock in whatever note is being played through the reverb effect. This will sustain as long as the Hold switch is pressed. If the Mix control is set less than 100% wet, you can continue to play over the sustaining reverb signal.
Requires 9V 2.1mm negative center-pin power adapter (not included).
mA Draw: 60
The Procession now features an expression out jack and clickless switching. The output level can be tweaked via an internal trimpot for boost, slight drop, or unity gain.
The art of the Procession is thanks to ever-talented Garrett Young. See more of his excellent work at doctopmaru.tumblr.com