Catalinbread Soft Focus

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Expected date of shipment 30 January

Catalinbread Soft Focus is a plate reverb and based on the Yamaha FX500 which was widely used in the ‘90s by early shoegaze bands, most notably Slowdive on Souvlaki.

With its roots in that patch, the Catalinbread Soft Focus is intended to be an instant shoegaze button, while addressing the most glaring issues of the original unit: no mix control, a sub-par preamp, and a ghastly tone-sucking bypass signal. At its heart, the Soft Focus is a heavily modified plate reverb with adjustable time, which is subsequently split into three paths.

One path contains a multi-voiced chorus modulator, another features a well-appointed octave-up mixed in with the reverb, and the third path leaves the reverb untouched. The Mod knob controls the rate of the chorus on path one, and the Symphony knob controls the level of the octave on path two. All controls are “coupled” to the tone of the reverb to give users an expansive playing field of sounds to discover and fine tune.

The reverb is not an exact recreation but was exhaustively compared with a FX500; the difference is that a fairly generic fixed-time digital delay is present on the Soft Focus patch. We found that leaving this feature intact ate into the circuit’s memory just a little too much for such little payoff, so we leave that addition to you and your favorite delay.

Catalinbread Soft Focus demo video

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SKU: 853710004390 Category:

Description

  • Effect: Reverb
  • Design: Digital
  • Mono/Stereo: Mono In, Mono Out
  • Knobs: Symph, Mod, Verb, Mix, Vol
  • Bypass Mode: True/Buffered/Trails Bypass
  • Power Supply: 9V -18V DC, center negative
  • Power Consumption: 100 mA
  • Works on batteries: No
  • Type of Battery: –
  • Format: Standard
  • Made in: USA

Additional information

Weight 0,5 kg
Dimensions 11,4 × 6,3 × 3,3 cm
Category

Stock

Brand

Catalinbread

Sort

Guitar

Type

Reverb

Routing

Mono In / Mono Out

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