NAMM 2018: Rainger FX Reverb X – All sorts of wrong in a box
This is what happens when you put your effects in the wrong order?
Rainger FX has just announced their new Reverb X effect pedal, based on what happens when you put your reverb effect before your overdrive pedal.
What happens when you put your effects in the wrong order?
Yes, that was the thought process behind the new Rainger FX Reverb X pedal and with that thought in mind, this oddball reverb pedal was born. Based on placing your reverb pedal before your overdrive pedal, so that the reverbs decays become overdriven and raucous, the Reverb X emulates this signal chain and has a built-in noise-gate to tame the insanity, so that you don’t get chaos (unless of course, that is what you want) and feedback wails.
By using the included Igor expression pedal you get no reverb at all, just distortion. However, as you start to lean the pressure sensitive pedal some of the original dry signal gets diverted to the reverb pathway and a ‘bloom’ of reverberation grows behind the notes you are playing.
Control the madness
With mini controls for Level, Size, Distortion and Input/Output the new Reverb X pedal looks like it could be a lot of fun use and with Igor included in the price, it makes it easy to control as well.
British Eccentric Effects
Rainger FX, in my opinion, makes some absolutely fantastic madcap effects pedals like the Deep Space Pulsar we wrote about last year. They also make you think outside the box and so this new distorted reverb is a welcome addition to their already pretty diverse lineup. I think this new pedal will be very popular with noise creators and sonic warriors alike, so I can’t wait to hear some audio reviews on it hopefully soon.
RRP – GBP 147 inc Igor mini foot pedal
- Rainger FX Reverb X pedal and Igor foot controller: Rainger FX
- Rainger FX NAMM Show stand: Tom Fairbairn/Gearnews