NativeAudio Rising Sun V2: Vintage amp-like optical tremolo
New modes and updated internals for this V2 edition
The new NativeAudio Rising Sun V2 gives you access to vintage amp-like optical tremolo tones, with selectable waveforms and with dual operating modes. This compact pedal offers a lot of choice and features some great specifications for the price.
NativeAudio Rising Sun V2
If you want to get some of those pulsating tones that many vintage amp tremolos had, but without the hassle and cost of a vintage guitar amplifier, then this new NativeAudio Rising Sun V2 could be exactly what you need. It includes two distinct modes, Ramp and Tap Tempo, which you can choose via the mini toggle switch in the centre of the pedal. The pedal also has controls labelled Volume, Depth, Rate/R.Time and Slow(Fast), plus a four-way rotary dial for selecting sine, square, ramp up and ramp down waveforms. This new V2 version also has 13dB of extra boost via the Volume control, which is useful to make up the perceived loss in volume you often get with tremolo effects.
The Ramp mode alternates between two selectable tremolo speeds, while the Tap Tempo mode offers the choice of four subdivisions. You can also set the desired tremolo speed via the footswitch. The Tap Tempo switch also doubles as a Control switch for the Ramp mode.
When in this last mode, the Ramp mode will change the speed of the tremolo from slow to fast, and once the footswitch is released, it will slow back down again. You can then set the R.Time (Rate) knob to adjust the amount of time it takes to ramp between slow and fast, and then adjust the Slow (Fast) knob to adjust the speeds of the tremolo. When you are in Tap Tempo mode, the Rate/R.Time adjusts the tremolo speed manually, and the Divisions/Slow (fast) dial selects either half, quarter, eighth or sixteenth notes.
Apart from the extra 13dB of boost mentioned earlier, you also have a much lower noise floor with this V2 version, along with the ability to run the pedal at 9V or 18V DC, for improved headroom. The rate control has also been updated to offer a wider range of speeds. Then there’s the smart switching system that provides standard on/off latching and momentary operation, a buffered-bypass design, and top mounted jacks.
Overall, its a great sounding pedal, and if you are in the market for some vintage style optical tremolo tones, then it should certainly be one to consider. Especially at this price point as it offers a lot of useful features.
RRP – USD 239
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NativeAudio Rising Sun V2 Demo Videos
- NativeAudio Rising Sun V2 with two operating modes: NativeAudio