Thsee Anomaly Delay
Thsee Anomaly is an optically controlled delay which offers an incredibly robust LFO section with Tap Tempo and 6 multipliers.The LFO allows for a whole host of inspiring pitch swinging delays, from lush chorus and vibrato to wild rising swells and falling star-like tones.
***Its important to point out the tap tempo is linked to the LFO speed, NOT the delay time***
A lot of digital delays use PT2399 chips. PT2399 are great delay chips for shorter delay times in most instances. However, the longer you try and push the delay time, the more the signal degrades and artifacts, creating some really gnarly sounds. A lot of companies might avoid this. We f**king embraced it.
Cause it sounds really cool the way we did it.
Imagine you plugged your guitar using a really long cable and then threw that cable into a worm hole. You then mic up the wormhole with a Shure SM57 (cause it will survive) and BAM. Thats what the delay can sound like.
Instead of a standard potentiometer controlling the delay time, we have a photo-coupler cell.. typically found in tremolo, vibrato, and optical compressors (such as the Teletronix / Universal Audio LA2A).
The photo-coupler cell is paired up to a light source. In this case, an LED. That LED is fed power from the LFO section, specifically the Depth pot. If the depth is all the way down, there is no LFO and the light stays constant. Once you start to adjust the depth, however, the voltage fed to the LED varies, causing the LED to flash. This changes how much light the photo-couple cell receives, and ultimately changes how much resistance is fed to the delay control.
The result are unique and interesting delays.