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Source Audio Collider

Source Audio Collider  ·  Source: Source Audio

If you need a pedal that can provide delay and reverb at the same time, then there isn’t a whole lot to choose from. Usually, you get one or the other, but not both. The Source Audio Collider Delay + Reverb has both in one pedal, each with its own 56-bit DSP chip. And that’s good news, because normally pedals that combine both effects have limited processing power and inherent compromises in terms of flexibility.

Source Audio Collider Delay + Reverb

So what algorithms are on offer here? The delays include Digital, Analog, Tape, Reverse and Oil Can. On the reverb side, you have Room, Hall, True Spring, Plate, Shimmer, E-Dome and Swell. The pedal has 8 user presets and all controls can be accessed via MIDI. If you need more presets, you can do that with a suitable MIDI controller, which brings the number of presets up to 128.

Source Audio Collider Delay + Reverb

Source Audio Collider Delay + Reverb

Freeze it!

While the reverb footswitch has no function other than Freeze (you can stop it), you can still use the delay footswitch to set the tempo. A small toggle switches between quarters, dotted or triplets.

The Collider Delay + Reverb can operate as mono or dual mono/stereo. The Source Audio Neuro Desktop or Mobile App lets you get deeper into the editing capabilities. There is also a control input, expression input and a USB port.

I think overall this seems a well-designed delay and reverb pedal with plenty of useful options for control and storage. But you will probably have to use the Neuro App or MIDI to get the most from all those extra features. Using an app to edit a pedal is getting very common these days, so not an issue at all. For the money, the Collider has a lot to offer. Take a listen to the official demo video below to see if delivers what you need.

RRP – USD 349

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by Jef

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