Common Audio solely obtained into the {hardware} guitar results recreation about two years in the past with the Golden Reverberator, Starlight Echo Station and Astra Modulation Machine. It rapidly capitalized on its preliminary success by introducing three amp simulators in pedalboard-friendly codecs. And now the corporate is including three extra models to the lineup: the Del-Verb Atmosphere Companion, Galaxy ‘74 Tape Echo & Reverb and Max Twin Preamp & Compressor.

These $349 pedals intention to seize the sound of a number of basic results with highly effective digital emulation. The shape issue is identical as the remainder of the UAFX pedals — so that you get two foot switches, six knobs and stereo ins and outs, enclosed in a beefy aluminum enclosure. The one instant distinction between the brand new family members and the unique six is the worth. Common Audio is without doubt one of the few firms really decreasing costs. The corporate says some minor modifications have been made to the knobs and packaging, and that the function set is definitely barely easier than previous pedals, which allowed it to shave $50 off the worth.

The Del-Verb Atmosphere Companion combines delay and reverb right into a single pedal. One half of the pedal helps you to choose between a spring reverb modeled on a “60s American guitar amp” (presumably a Fender Deluxe), a classic German plate reverb or a late 70s digital reverb. The opposite facet homes a tape echo emulation, an analog bucket brigade delay (BBM) and clear digital delay.

Galaxy however, goes all in on particularly modeling the Roland House Echo. That features its a lot cherished preamp and spring reverb impact. There’s even a tape age parameter for dialing in simply the correct quantity of lo-fi grit. UA claims it is “essentially the most genuine emulation of the basic mid-’70s Roland House Echo {hardware}”, however I am certain Roland would beg to disagree

Lastly the Max combines emulations of a number of iconic compressors with a recreation of Common Audio’s personal 610 preamp. You’ll be able to select between the UA 1176, Teletronix LA-2A and DynaComp compressors, which cowl all the pieces from mild tube squeeze to lo-fi crush. A number of compression algorithms may even be stacked with the UA preamp to get some actually wild tones and textures. 

It has no impact on the sound high quality, however these are additionally in all probability one of the best wanting of the UAFX pedals but. The combo of child blue and wealthy brown on the Del-Verb is pleasant, and the only bright-red knob plus deep blue inset on the Max has a stunning classic allure. The Del-Verb Atmosphere Companion, Galaxy ‘74 Tape Echo & Reverb and Max Twin Preamp & Compressor can be found now by means of all the traditional retailers for $349. 

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