Catalinbread Callisto Chorus/Vibrato
Catalinbread unveils the Callisto Chorus/Vibrato pedal, a compact pedal with MN3007 Bucket Brigade chip at its core.
Bucket brigade design implies that your guitar signal passes along a chain of capacitors instead of being digitally processed, this lets the Callisto produce a warmer analog tone.
Catalinbread designed this pedal to be simple and intuitive while still being flexible enough to provide various chorus and vibrato sounds. It is said that you can produce a wide range of chorus effects, from subtle and shimmery to rotary speaker-like, up to exaggerated warble sounds.
The pedals flexibility is controlled by its Density knob, it lets you adjust the delay line time into your preferred setting. Another important control parameter is the Mix knob, which lets you dial in your chorus or pitch vibrato settings from dry to completely wet. Other controls are the Width knob, which controls the sweep depth of the chorus effect, and the Rate knob which can go from syrupy slow to ring-mod like intensity.
Catalinbread assures that the Callisto has true bypass and is built using quality components. They used old school MN3007 bucket brigade chip, the same ones found on early chorus pedals, and they used an audiophile Burr Brown OPA2134 chip in the audio path which helps give the Callisto a natural feel and improved dynamics.
All these features are neatly packed into a compact and elegant looking pedal that is easy to integrate into any pedalboard. Like regular pedals, it can be powered by a 9V battery or a 9v negative tip DC power supply.
The Callisto Chorus/Vibrato pedal is set to be available on November 13, 2012 with a price tag of $199.99. For more information and to preorder, visit Catalinbread.
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