Packing a ton of reverb algorithms the new Walrus Audio R1 Reverb pedal follows on from the Mako D1 Delay, and features a bunch of reverb algorithms that – as expected from a Walrus Audio pedal – sound darn good.
Walrus Audio R1 Reverb
Part of Walrus Audio’s Mako Series of effects pedals, the new R1 Reverb packs in a lot of reverb effects, with Spring, Hall, Plate, BFR, RFRCT and Air algorithms on offer, all in one pedal. And while it features stereo inputs and outputs, the pedal can operate in either stereo or mono modes. That gives you ways to integrate it into all sorts of rigs.
The Reverb Modes
The innards of the R1 include an Analog Devices Sharc processor running all those lush reverbs. The spring, hall and plate reverbs are all standard in terms of features. But what does BFR mean? Turns out it stands for Big F***ing Reverb – and it’s huge sounding. RFRCT (refract) is full of messy glitchy trails and Air adds a shimmer effect on top of large diffused reverbs.
The R1 has nine onboard presets, and a volume swell effect can be applied to any of the reverb effects as well. A sustain/latch footswitch controls different parameters depending on which reverb you are using. You also have the Tune/X control knob and adjusts the low and high frequencies via a three-way toggle-switch. Tweak is used to fine-tune rate, depth and pre-delay. Other neat features include the ability to recall 128 presets via MIDI as well as the ability to bypass with trails. Overall, a very nice reverb pedal, feature packed and well thought out. Just be prepared to dig a bit deeper into your pocket for this one.
RRP – USD 349/ EUR 369 / GBP 319