Red PandaContext 2 Multi-Algorithm Reverb Pedal
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Red Panda Context 2 Multi-Algorithm Reverb Pedal
Context 2 is a reverb pedal inspired by rackmount reverbs from the 1980s, perfect for everything from ghostly reverbs to the sound of huge reverberant spaces with delay and modulation built in. Version two adds stereo input and output, assignable expression pedal, three new modes, USB MIDI, delay on all modes, separate high and low frequency damping controls, modulation, infinite hold, and more.
The plate, gated, room, hall, and cathedral have all been upgraded and sound better than ever. The three new reverb algorithms include reverse, grain, and spring. Several modulation modes are now available, great for making choruses and warbling reverbs. The modulation even contains a random mode that keeps the pitch stable.
Delay is now available on every reverb mode, adding an extra layer of depth to your sounds. Secondary controls are indicated in grey and accessed by using the shift button. These include the delay settings, expander for additional reverb with louder signals, ducking reverb, and modulation rate. Infinite reverb can be accessed by holding down the foot switches, this creates huge washes of swelling reverb.
One preset can be assigned to the left footswitch, and there are up to 127 that can be accessed via USB MIDI. The expression pedal/CV input is freely assignable and can affect any combination of parameters. Context contains a diverse range of reverb tones—from thick, ambient washes to granular clouds, Context is a go-to reverb for any scenario.
Context 2 Features
- Multi-algorithm reverb pedal
- Eight reverbs
- Delay on every reverb
- Modulation with multiple modes
- Granular reverb inspired by the Ursa Major SST-282 Space Station
- USB MIDI
- Preset footswitch
- 127 MIDI presets
- Freely assignable CV/expression pedal input
- High and low frequency damping controls
- Infinite reverb
- Stereo in and out
- 9V DC center negative 250mA
- 3.05 x 4.75 x 2.5"/77 x 120 x 63mm
Reverbs have made their way into nearly every professional studio, guitarist's pedalboard, and is a staple of any rocking polysynth.
Stick around till the end for some demos of some unique reverb pedals from Red Panda, Death By Audio, and Old Blood Noise Endeavors.
In this video, Jacob gives a rundown of some of his favorite ways to use reverb pedals in feedback loops, and allowing the effect to become an instrument in itself. Touching on topics like no-input mixing, adding Eurorack modules to the mix, and strange convolution, this video aims to serve as a springboard for trying out reverbs of all kinds in ways you might not expect.
Specifically, we highlight these tricks with the Red Panda Context, the Strymon Night Sky, the Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal, and the Poly Effects Beebo, but we encourage you to try these patches with any and all reverbs you might have hanging around the studio. After all, this video is all about experimentation, and these ideas are meant to be explored, expanded upon, and inviting you to embark on new sonic journeys.
Jaws of Love is the Solo Project of Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives,
Joining Jaws of Love is vocalist & performer Omatola, (@omatola) as well as Mark Neito (@combatmusic)