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Electro Harmonix Oceans 12

Electro Harmonix Oceans 12  ·  Source: Electro Harmonix


UPDATE: EHX has since released an official product demo video packed with sounds from Oceans 12. Check it out below.



Leaked just before NAMM last month, the Oceans 12 reverb pedal by Electro-Harmonix is now officially seeing the light of day. Another reverb pedal? Yeah, but this one goes further than most. It can fire two reverbs simultaneously, in mono, dual-mono, in parallel or even in series. Let’s take closer look at EHX’s new verb machine.

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12

Is EHX going to be getting an email from the lawyers of a big Hollywood film studio asking for royalties? Hopefully not. The name Oceans 12 suggests it builds on the Oceans 11 reverb. And that seems to be what’s happened here. Like the Pitch Fork + and the Big Muff PI Hardware Plugin, this new pedal is an further development of the Oceans 11* model.

While the compact Oceans 11 was pretty much your standard reverb pedal, the Oceans 12 is has a whole lot more to offer. It masters 12 reverb algorithms that can not only be used in mono and dual mono (stereo), but also in parallel (side by side) or in series (in succession). These can also be activated individually using a footswitch. The tide control is used for stereo image alteration, you also have a lo-fi control, an infinite attenuation control and an input jack for expression control.


  • 12 reverbs
  • Stereo in / out
  • 24 presets (2 reverbs each)
  • FX loop
  • Tap pace
  • Expression / FS input
  • Tails
  • Infinite hold
  • Tide control (stereo image)
  • Lo-fi control
  • Controls : FX Level, Pre-delay, Tune, Tone, Inf Level, Send Level, LoFi, Sonar
Electro Harmonix Oceans 12

Electro Harmonix Oceans 12

Reverb algorithms

Now finally we have a full list of all the reverb sounds available on the Oceans 12. Suprisingly enough, there are a total of 12 reverbs on offer here. You can also save up to 24 presets, with two reverbs in each.

  • ROOM
  • ECO
  • MOD
  • DYNA

The connectable footswitch on the EXP input supports 3 buttons. So the Oceans 12 would add a controllable ‘reverb machine’ on your board. We don’t yet have all the details on how all these controls work, so we will have to wait patiently until more information and reviews surface. For now you can watch the video below to get a general overview of what to expect from the new Oceans 12.


RRP – USD $237.60

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One response to “Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: new demo video goes online”

    pfrf says:

    The Oceans 11 got the drip part of the spring sound just right but the tails were weird. I wonder if they’ve improved that algorithm, or whether the ability to cascade the spring into another reverb will smooth out the sound. I figured this pedal would be a must buy for me, but I think I still need to try it out first.

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