Horizon Devices, the effect company headed by Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, has a new offering: the Flux Echo. This effect combines reverb and delay in one stompbox. This pedal was in development for two whole years – will it deliver the goods?
Horizon Devices Flux Echo
The first thing you notice looking at Horizon Devices’ Flux Echo, a combined reverb/delay, is that the layout looks like it will make dialling in different sounds fairly easy. The Flux Mode toggle switch gives you access to three different voices. The first is geared to a warm, ambient reverb with clean analogue delay repeats. The second is a very lightly modulated reverb, with a smooth reverse delay. Finally, there’s a shimmer reverb that paired with a tape-style echo.
The pedal has four knobs. One is a Tone control to set the overall tone of both effects at once. A Mix knob sets the wet/dry blend while Delay/Feedback and Reverb/Decay controls do what you’d expect. The Flux Echo has a Tap/Hold switch, plus a Bypass/Delay. This also functions as a reverb trails switch when you keep it held down..
With both mono and stereo I/O, this reverb/delay pedal is pretty flexible should fit into any guitar rig. The Flux Echo runs via an external 9-Volt power supply only, so no batteries here which is great for the environment.
Horizon says developing this pedal took two years, so I’d expect a high quality product. The other Horizon Devices pedals have all been well received, so I expect this one will be pretty special, too. You can hear Misha take you through the pedals tones in the official demo video below. The demo sounds really good, so I can’t wait to hear some user reviews when players get their hands on this new pedal.
RRP – USD 199
- Horizon Devices Flux Echo: Horizon Devices