Source Audio's One Series range covers all the needs of today's guitar and bass players. In any quality line up, you need a Chorus type modulation pedal, for Source Audio, it's called the Gemini! Inside this very pretty brushed aluminum case with a shimmering color hides a rich modulation machine!
Source Audio uses the same platform set up with the Nemesis, the Ventris and others... to create this superb and overpowered machine capable of delivering a whole variety of sounds ranging from classic 70's choruses to the very spacious tri-choruses dear to LA Sound studios. from the west coast.
The assembly is perfect, the compact format and the handling very intuitive. Inside, there are high quality PCBs. At Source Audio it's not joking, the brand wants to be at the forefront of audio technologies, the architecture used offering computing power and processing quality that very few brands benefit from.
The Gemini Chorus Audio Source is: 3 types of chorus on board, 3 presets, stereo in & out which, as we will see below, is incredibly flexible. You can also increase the power of the pedal tenfold by using the Neuro Mobile application which is full of additional settings and possibilities.
In concrete terms, it's an ultra-complete modulation pedal! It's not just an ordinary versatile chorus pedal. Imagine, through the Neuro app, you can access a huge collection of effects, load choruses, vibes, plus additional flangers with extensive parametric EQ capabilities, stereo routing options, and advanced internal features.
For example, you can combine several effects (any type of modulation) in series or parallel, split the signal on each output and send each effect engine to a specific output. Nothing prevents you from having a flanged Chorus on the right and a Quad Chorus on the left. Impressive!
And how does it all sound? In standard configuration, the pedal incorporates a Classic mode for fans of original Boss Chorus(s) CE-X style, very dense and thick. We also have a Dual mode which brings a soft, warm and complex modulation with its two delay lines. The third more is called Quad, it offers what we could call a tri-chorus, with a multi-line modulation, a very pronounced 3D effect, which literally surrounds you. Dear to Californian studio guitarists, Steve Lukather, Dann Huff, Mike Landau and others would not have denied it!
We particularly appreciate the very responsive and precise settings of the pedal which allow you to really sculpt your sound. The effect is deep, it does not overpower the attack and retains good transparency so as not to distort the original signal, with an optimized signal-to-noise ratio. Whichever way you tune the Gemini, it remains a tool of exemplary musicality.
Different depths, different types of chorus are accessible, for even more creativity, thanks to the additional controls available in the application. The effect is very organic, lush and deep. It can be tuned with precision and retains great detail and complexity across the entire spectrum.
The Source Audio Gemini Chorus is a true Swiss army knife for fans of chorus and modulation. The concept is formidable, the flexibility enormous, the possibilities almost infinite via the application, and its sound signature particularly additive. All for one of the most attractive prices!