Source Audio strengthens its range in the "power users" segment with its Collider Delay + Reverb, a "combo" pedal that combines the two effects in the same box. Enough to satisfy nomadic guitarists and those looking for maximum power in a minimum of space. With the Collider Delay+Reverb, the Boston brand a complete, technological and ultra-sharp bi-effect processor. Source Audio has taken over the platform created with the Nemesis Delay and the Ventris Reverb to create this superb and overpowering machine. The Source Audio Collider is: 5 distinct delays and 7 reverbs, 128 MIDI presets, stereo in & out, the possibility of being able to transform it into dual reverb or dual delay and to edit even more functions through the Neuro Mobile app and much more…
Externally, we are entitled to a very elegant brushed aluminum chassis. The assembly is perfect, the compact format and the handling very intuitive. Inside, there are high quality PCBs based on the SA601 architecture, as well as two 56-bit SIGMA DSPs developed by Analog Devices Inc. At Source Audio, it's not kidding, the brand wants to be at the forefront of audio technologies, the architecture used offers computing power and processing quality that very few brands benefit from.
The pedal's dual DSP architecture therefore provides massive computing power, which makes it easy to integrate functions such as spillover, combined effects on both channels and rich and complex ranges.
In concrete terms, the pedal offers you 12 on-board effects, as well as many new functions available via the Neuro application. In the program:
Room — Captures the full complexity of a room's natural reverberation. The ROOM engine can recreate a variety of room sizes, from a small room to an intimate space, to a theater-like space.
Hall L — Designed with the best racks of the 80s as a base, the Hall L engine is characterized by a very diffuse and explosive reverb (bloom). The Source Audio team has invested considerable time to perfectly capture the most complex sounds of these legendary effects processors.
True Spring — Source Audio's Bob Chidlaw has worked long and hard to perfectly capture all the specifics of a vintage reverb tank. sweet sounds of a vintage reverb tank. The result is an exceptionally realistic effect with the famous “doiinnng” that can be heard in amplifiers equipped with a spring reverb. This very particular rendering is in the True Spring more than on any other reverb on the market.
Plate — A meticulous simulation of vintage plate reverbs from the 50s and 60s. It reproduces the simple yet beautiful sound of a sound sent over a large, suspended sheet metal plate.
Shimmer — This pitch-shifted reverb blends Room reverb and octave-up for an angelic sound. Connect the Shimmer engine to the Neuro Desktop Editor and go octave higher to many other intervals. Hold the Option footswitch for a creative pitched dive-bomb effect.
E-Dome — The cavernous E-DOME (aka “Enormo-Dome”) produces a very deep and slow reverb, with a very “lush” and enveloping modulation. With the E-Dome, you have one of the most massive reverb possible. Ideal for ambient and other complex pads.
Swell — This engine applies a fade-in effect to your dry signal, which is then sent into the reverb which generates an atmospheric effect.
Digital — A classic, very clean digital delay with modulation effect and pristine repeats.
Analog — The classic bucket brigade analog delay sound. Warm, dense, resonant and deconstructs into a lo-fi effect over time.
Tape — A detailed replica of classic tape (multi-head) delays. The tape captures all the characteristics that give the tape machine (Echoplex, Space Echo…) that unique warmth, complexity and modulation that many guitarists are fans of. All the parameters are present: the detune, the age and the wear of the band, the noise, the variations etc…
Reverse — The classic reverse tape delay sound made popular by a number of iconic psychedelic guitarists. The Tone knob allows you to create multiple reverse delays that overlap and merge evenly to create a pulsing tremolo effect.
Oil Can Delay — This is a rather dark, unstructured and distorted delay, inspired by the old designs created by Tel-Ray / Morley that could be found in the Fender Echo Reverb, Fender Dimension IV and the Gibson Reverb Echo for to name just a few. He recreated the sound of this kind of sardine box equipped with an oiled and electrostatically charged rotating disc.
The Collider offers a wide range of effects that will meet most guitarist needs of everyone. Connected, the Collider generally takes up some of the sounds of the Ventris and the Nemesis and benefits from the same sound signature typical of the brand: organic, very dense. There is thickness within the effect. This one, whatever the selected mode, never sounds "thin" but on the contrary, very rich, with a wide spectrum and a very nice spatialization. Very few machines on the market can boast of such quality. The notes are plain, defined, with an immediately identifiable sound signature. THE sound signature of the Collider is this organic, very natural side that emerges from the effect when it is played. It surrounds you, you look for its smallest details and you literally lose yourself in all the beautiful effect layers and delays it can create. A truly impressive machine with disconcerting ease of use.
The Source Audio Collider Delay+Reverb is a remarkable machine that benefits not only from a solid architecture, but also from ultra-quality effects and almost limitless possibility thanks to the application which offers a power rarely seen. A reference of the genre that every fan of reverb and delay must have. It will be a unique asset for those who want to keep a small pedalboard.