There’s no question about it - Walrus Audio has delivered a killer reverb in every which way - and which properly challenges the bigger reverb workstations. This is a darn fine bit of engineering to get all this magic to fit within a compact enclosure. I dare say this is even more impressive than the Mako D1 Delay - certainly for my tastes.
I’m almost instantly smitten after having viewed just a couple of demos. My current thinking is that this could be a great rotational alternative for my Strymon NightSky for the occasions that becomes a bit much for me. I have several simpler pedal editions that I rotate in when I don’t wish to be overly taxed as such. This would push back my acquisition of the CBA Automatone CXM 1978 most likely. Economically this is a total shoe-in at £349.
Walrus Audio really get the maximum feature set out of this limited surface area - with really clever application of the 2 x 3-Way Tweak and Tune settings - allowing you to target Rate, Depth and Pre-Delay with the Tweak function, and Lo and High EQ, as well as Specific X Program Parameter with the Tune function. As for the D1 - you have 9 footswitchable Presets (press both footswitches to scroll) in 3 banks of 3 (A|B|C). You also have a unique and killer ’Swell’ control - and can kick in an infinite Hold / Sustain via the right-Hand footswitch - either in Momentary or Latching fashion.
Of course none of that would be particularly useful without killer Algorithms - and that is just what those 6 Program options deliver, as follows :
By holding down the Bypass footswtich and adjusting the ’Tune’ knob you can also Increase (CW) or Decrease the Stereo Width.
All-in-all a nigh perfect execution and totally stellar sounding too - nice touch to feature Yvette Young in the demo!
This is for sure the next Walrus Audio pedal that I will be adding to my collection. Who knows - it may even become my main reverb!