Gamechanger Audio adds another innovative product to their product line and will showcase the new concept at Winter NAMM 2020. The LIGHT Pedal uses the Optical Spring Reverb System developed by the company and opens doors to some new, unheard analog effects like Optical Reverb Tremolo, Optical Reverb Modulation and Optical Harmonic Shimmer. Watch the official product video – live performance by GCA engineer Teodors Kerimovs who is author of the LIGHT Pedal concept.
Light Pedal is the world’s first analog Optical Spring Reverb system that uses Infra-Red optical sensors to harvest the full tembral and harmonic range of a Spring Reverb tank. The Light Pedal uses extremely sensitive optical pairs, placed at specific regions of the spring to detect very nuanced movements on the Spring’s surface, as Sound-waves travel through it. This method opens up a much wider range of frequencies, harmonics, overtones and textures that are otherwise lost in the mechanical Reverberation process. Using optical sensors also opens doors to some new effects types, such as Optical Reverb Tremolo, Optical Reverb Modulation and Optical Harmonic Shimmer. The result is a wide variety of Reverb sounds ranging from classic to experimental to pure magic.