Erica Synths have taken the circuitry from their Eurorack Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble module and stuffed it onto the desktop as the “Fusion Box”. They are calling it an “analog DSP box”.
It contains distinct multifunctional analogue effects that combines BBD chip based processes with an adjustable tube overdrive in the delay output and feedback path for extra thickness of sound. It’s a great effects box with that fabulous valve glowing in the middle. The tube is part of the input amplifier and also adds warmth to the feedback loop. You can switch between long and short delay which effectively switches between two BBD chips. The “short” gives a flanger effect while the “long” is a more traditional delay sound.
The desktop Fusion Box can still handle modular signals along with line level and even guitar. They’ve stuck a footswitch socket in the back to act as a bypass, which is a nice touch.
Judging by the little demo with a Pocket Operator in the video below it sounds flippin’ awesome (which on my personal grades-of-goodness is one step above “fabulous”).
Erica Synths plan to release in April for €400. More information should appear on the Erica Synths website.