The Ventris Reverb and Nemesis Delay are two of the most popular pedals built by Boston’s Source Audio, so the idea to mix and match algorithms of both devices in a single Delay+Reverb stompbox seems like a no-brainer recipy for success.
Enter the Source Audio Collider, a pedal offering two studio-quality channels of delays and reverbs powered by a dual DSP architecture featuring two completely independent chips. This effect includes a choice of five delay algorithms that can be combined to seven reverb ones for resulting effects ranging from the subtle to the sci-fi. Each effect, of course, can be turned on and off separately through the dual footswitches, and it is also possible to have chain two reverb or two delay algorithms – rather than one each.
Here’s the list of effects included in the box:
reproductions of vintage Analog, Tape, and Oil Can Delays,
classic models of Spring and Plate Reverb,
natural replications of large and small acoustic spaces,
an intriguing and highly musical selection of “unnatural” tones including a tripped-out Reverse Delay and other-worldly Shimmer Reverb.
The builder was able to streamline the controls by assigning double functions to 4 of the 6 knobs through a three-way toggle switch. By switching it to the left, the knobs will control the delay; by switching it to the left, they’ll control the reverb; in the center (Lock mode) they’ll be bypassed. Two Control knobs affect varying parameters depending on the selected algorithm, while full MIDI functionality, delay tap tempo, reverb hold (a.k.a. “freeze”), and external expression capabilities round up the features.
Your favorite effects can be stored in 8 presets and extra fine-tuning can be done through the Neuro desktop software.
We added the Source Audio Collider to our list of the Best Reverb Pedals + Delay Combos. Check out the videos, below.
Design complex soundscapes in seconds with the Collider Delay+Reverb. We hand-picked 12 standout delay and reverb effects from our award winning Nemesis Delay and Ventris Dual Reverb, and put them together in one compact housing with massive power and dead simple control. The Collider’s intuitive control surface makes it easy to mix-and-match any two-engine combination of delay and reverb. Dual footswitches provide individual Engage/Bypass control over each effect, making it a perfect choice for live performance.
The Collider offers an exceptional collection of rich, spacious tones, including realistic reproductions of vintage Analog, Tape, and Oil Can Delays, classic models of Spring and Plate Reverb, natural replications of large and small acoustic spaces, and an intriguing and highly musical selection of “unnatural” tones including a tripped-out Reverse Delay and other-worldly Shimmer Reverb.
Collider takes supremely high-end delay and reverb effects and offers them in a sleek and powerful design with massive processing muscle and clean functionality. The Collider features two completely independent 56-bit signal processors, essentially housing a high-powered reverb AND a high-powered delay pedal in a single box. This means that it is possible to create magnificent tones with any two-effect combination of delay/reverb, delay/delay, or reverb/reverb.
This extremely versatile pedal offers a long list of useful features, including analog dry through, stereo inputs and outputs, the option of true or buffered bypass, 8 user presets (or 128 with MIDI), full MIDI functionality, delay tap tempo, reverb hold (a.k.a. “freeze”), external expression capabilities, external preset switching capabilities and extra editing and signal routing options via the Neuro Desktop and Mobile App Editors.
Neuro Editing System
The Collider Delay+Reverb is a supremely powerful pedal on its own, but the Neuro App for mobile or desktop offers a higher level of flexibility. The Neuro Desktop Editor and Neuro Mobile App are free downloads for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. Neuro offers a useful set of hardware options, alternate routing options, and an intuitive sound editing interface for creating presets. After editing your preset, burn it directly to the pedal and access it easily without reconnecting the Neuro App.