(PRESS RELEASE): In 1999, an unexplained sound from the dark south pacific waters was picked up on spectrographs everywhere from thousands of miles around. While most scientists attributed the magnificent underwater boom to a massive iceberg break, skeptics began to understand the true source of the cry; Julia, the water demigoddess. Singing from the depths in a chorus of melancholy, she remains to be uncaught, but the pursuit for her is unceasing. Walrus has captured a fraction of her power in the Julia Analog Chorus/Vibrato.
The Julia is a fully analog, feature-rich chorus/vibrato packed with a wide array of tonal landscapes begging to be explored. She is able to produce mild smooth chorus, to seasick vibrato and everywhere in between. With controls like Lag, Dry-Chorus-Vibrato Blend, and selectable analog LFO wave shapes, you are able to dial in all types of classic and unique chorus/vibrato sounds; some settings giving a familiar feel while others are not found on traditional chorus pedals.
A special feature of the Julia is the Lag control. The Lag knob lets you set the center delay time that the LFO effect modulates from. From smooth and tight modulation at lower settings, to warbling detune at maximum, the Lag knob adds a new dimension to the traditional Chorus/Vibrato landscape.
While most chorus/vibrato pedals offer a toggle to go between the two effects, we’ve provided a knob to blend between Dry, Chorus, into Vibrato (labeled d-c-v on the pedal). The Dry-Chorus-Vibrato Blend changes the ratio of dry to wet signal sent to the output. At minimum, you will hear no effect. Set it to noon for equal parts dry and wet – the traditional chorus setting. Set it to maximum for 100% wet – the traditional vibrato setting. Explore the ground between minimum and noon for adding slight amounts of movement to your dry signal (also making the Julia great on bass guitar). Explore the ground between noon and maximum for all sorts of unheard chorus/vibrato combinations.
The Julia comes in a deep lavender colored enclosure with surf green ink, featuring original artwork of the water mystery, Julia revealing the tip of her hand telling more of her true story.
Exact size of the diecast enclosure is 4.77” x 2.9” x 2.3”. Power requirements are 9VDC (30mA minimum) Walrus Audio is offering The Julia for a retail price of $199 and is available for preorder now at www.walrusaudio.com and will soon be available with our authorized dealers.
Official release date is set for March 1st, 2016.