CUSTOM VIBE is a modern variation of a classical organ and guitar effect, and one of the most unique effects ever created. The original Uni-Vibe (TM) pedal was designed in 1968 by a Japanese company. The main idea was to recreate the Doppler effect, or the sound of a rotating speaker, but the result turned out to be a different sound.
The circuit used was a pre-phaser that the industry created later on, which was based on photo-cells. Later, many companies built their own versions of the Uni-Vibe (TM) effect based on phasers, delays, and choruses modulations in various proportions and sizes. Later the industry created additional deeper Phaser effects. In classical Uni-Vibe (TM) effect it’s not really a chorus though – modern chorus pedals use delays to create what we now call a chorus sound, its more Vibrato sound.
We present here a new effect to Reason Rack Extension called CustomVibe. We are not just emulating the original pedal, but we try to add some modern variations of modulations to create a more interesting and modern effect.
Absolutely flexible and effective FX nowadays
CustomVibe includes known Chorus/Vibe modes, while adding some additional modulation variants to the device:
- Delay modulation
- Voice Pitch-Layered modulation
- Phase-shift modulation
- some Hybrid variants of this modulations
The device also includes Custom Wave modulation. This is a 12-step matrix for drawing your own waveforms of Vibe modulation.
The CustomVibe rack extension includes:
- Chorus and Vibrato effects
- Vibrato, including 8 modes (Vibe, Modulation, CopyMod, TriMod, JetMod, DopplerMod, FlatMod and Custom Wave)
- one of modes is a 12 step Custom Wave mode
- WIDENING control of the stereo signal
- WOBBLE OSCILLATE, which adds some "Wobble" colours to the Vibe effect
- 60+ patches included
SPEED - Adjust Vibrato speed
INTENSITY - Adjust intensity of the vibrato effect
WIDENING - Stereo widening for the incoming signal
CHOR / VIBRATO - Select active effect type: Chorus or Vibrato
The original Uni-Vibe Chorus effect is a fragmented solution, later known as mutated to Phaser effect. It’s not the same. If you select Vibrato, you also select Vibrato types.
CHORUS MIX - Mix level for Chorus (active only for Chorus type)
VIBRATO TYPE - 8 Vibrato types
CUSTOM WAVE - Draw custom Vibe waveform with 12 steps if Vibrato Custom Wave mode is selected
AMOUNT - Dry/Wet proportion for incoming / processed signal
GAIN - Amp Gain level up to +12dB
SOFT BYPASS - Soft bypass variant
CV INPUTS - Use these CV inputs to control the main parameters with external CV source curves