A Look At Chase Bliss Audio Pedals

A Mix of Analog and Digital, Meet Chase Bliss Audio



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While for many of us, Chase Bliss Audio may feel like a new name on the scene, Joel and his team at Chase Bliss Audio have been making pedals that strike an amazing balance of the digital and analog world since 2013. 

Creative pedals like the Warped Vinyl HiFi are making their way onto players' pedalboards all over the world, including John Mayer, who has made the Warped Vinyl HiFi a staple on his board. 

"Our products are not for everyone. They are for people that want something truly different in their stompbox arsenal and are comfortable paying a little premium for a US-manufactured product that’s unlike anything else out there.

Crazy people that desire a certain analog aesthetic in their tone while still demanding the ability to tweak everything, recall those settings at will, and explore new areas of parameter controllability, modulation, and on-the-fly automation" - ChaseBlissAudio.com

Chase Bliss Audio, Now At Music Villa

After seeing what Chase Bliss Audio is doing at the 2020 NAMM show, we knew we had to carry them. We are always looking for creative tools that guitarists to expand their tonal arsenal and the pedals that Chase Bliss is putting out does exactly that. 

Now that they are in stock, let's take a look at a few that we are excited about!

Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl HiFi

Originally conceived to simulate the effect of a warped vinyl record, but that only scratches the surface of what Warped Vinyl HiFi can do. This “true pitch” analog vibrato/chorus pedal features an all-analog signal path that can be dialed in to create a limitless palette of vibrato and chorus.

Warped Vinyl HiFi has several changes from previous versions, including a lag knob for lush chorus tones, reduced noise, and opportunities for more transparent and brighter tones.

Further, every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog the entire time and never gets digitally processed. Since the control of the effect is digital, it opens up unprecedented effects and features that have never been heard or offered in analog stompboxes

Chase Bliss Audio Thermae

Thermae represents a radically new approach to analog delay and harmonization. The pedal digitally manipulates the analog signal path created by four re-issued versions of the legendary MN3005 bucket-brigade delay chips. This creates the ability to change delay time in musically interesting intervals which allows for innumerable options for harmonizing and other sonic madness. These intervals can be sequenced through automatically or triggered manually for ultimate usability in a musical context.

Thermae can also be used as a more standard analog delay with unprecedented analog modulation options. Every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog and never gets digitally processed.

Chase Bliss Audio MOOD

MOOD is a two-channel granular micro-looper / delay. Designed to be playful and immediate, it is a study of interaction. MOOD is internally collaborative, allowing audio to freely pass back and forth between its two sides, evolving and transforming over time. Drolo FX is behind the loop channel, a collection of always-listening micro-loopers, and old blood noise endeavors offer the wet channel, a suite of live spatial effects.

Three different options for how the channels are internally routed.
Run a time-stretched loop through a cloud of delay taps, re-record it and carry on. Overdub, freeze, dissolve, smear. The device’s heart is the clock control, which slows or accelerates both sides simultaneously in harmonized steps. Instantly turn a loop into rolling chirps, or divide a reverb down into atmospheric noise. And naturally, Full MIDI, dip-switch, and preset implementation.

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