Submitted June 15, 2020 by Michael Black Feather in Downs, KS
"Not your average reverb"
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The Afterneath reverb by Earthquaker Devices is well known amongst guitarists for its lush reverberation and unique design. It throws out an explosion of short delays with controls to: separate and smooth out delay repeats for a huge wash of reverb (Drag & Diffuse), adjust tone (Dampen), Length, and reverb regeneration (Reflect). But this is the eurorack version and we get extra control! The Drag input can take v/oct. signals allowing for direct control over the pitch of the reverberation. Turning the Reflect and Length up can put the Afterneath into self-oscillation allowing it to be used as an oscillator. Which is mostly successful. A fun little extra as opposed to something I would use regularly. The Mode knob has 9 different v/oct., quantization, and scale settings so you can have alot of fun playing with the Drag. I've used a manual gate button to advance an analog step sequencer which then changed the reverb pitch. Great for tinkering with ambiance! Processing the Reflect feedback (reverb regeneration) is also a neat experience but it highly depends on the settings and the external processor. Overall, it's a highly playable and unique reverb. Recommended for people that want to experiment with their reverbs or people that like enormous ambient space verbs. Not necessarily for people that want super short, clean, room reverbs. I would have liked a highpass filter over everything (not just Reflect/regeneration processing) to easily create shimmery verbs and CV control over Mix. Oh, and a fancy Earthquaker Wizard graphic over the entire panel like the pedal version! But oh well. It's already awesome!
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