Free The Tone’s new Ambi Space Reverb AS-1R has just been announced on their website and is due out on 21st November. The company already make some fantastic time-based effects and this new one will is sure to raise the pulses of pedal junkies everywhere!
Free The Tone
This Japanese company make some beautiful effects pedals and have a good reputation, you’ll see their pedals getting rave reviews all over the web and see some well-known artists using them as well. Recently a Mr David Gilmour has been spotted using their delay pedals live; I’m pretty sure Gilmour knows a thing or two about delay pedals, so you know you’ll be in good hands with Free The Tone pedals.
The new AS1-R is based around a 32-bit high-precision DSP that powers the reverb algorithm. They have two “exclusive” custom reverb presets named Cave and Serene, plus the more usual reverb settings Spring, Plate, Room and Hall.
‘Holistic Tonal Solution’
Sounds like hippy crap to me, but apparently the Holistic Tonal Solution circuit, or HLT for short, is the company’s way of keeping your analogue guitar signal pure and unaffected. They say that regardless of whether the pedal is engaged, your clean unprocessed analogue guitar tones are kept away from any unwanted colouration of tone. All the pedals from Free The Tone that I have tried have all sounded really good and on a par, I think, with high-end studio rack effects units, so I have high expectations for this new one.
Check out the YouTube videos below to get an idea of what this new reverb pedal can do.
Free The Tone Ambi Space Reverb AS-1R RRP: USD $380
You can find full details here on the Free The Tone site