FLUORESCENCE SHIMMER REVERB is one of those effects you simply must add to your bag of tricks. Originally pioneered by recording legends Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, shimmer reverb is produced by layering a tail of reverb (pitched up an octave) on top of the original dry signal. This produces lush soundscapes that take on a life of their known, ranging from voluptuous chimes, to interstellar travel-like sounds that will evoke memories of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos while you’re playing.
Used extensively by U2's The Edge, the shimmer effect has been adopted by scores of shoegaze guitar players for conjuring up huge, vibrant soundscapes, bursting with sparkling clarity.
Ever since U2 started working with producers Eno and Lanois, shimmer has found its way on to classic performances like
With or Without You, 4th of July, and City of Blinding Lights.
Wherever there's a need for grandiose string sections of ethereal presence to add body and scope to a passage,
FLUORESCENCE fits the bill.
FLUORESCENCE SHIMMER REVERB is built to withstand the rigors of the road with a sturdy metal frame and high quality components. True bypass circuitry keeps the integrity of your signal free from any tonal coloration, while top-mounted jacks make it easy to fit on any pedal board.
With only 4 controls to master, FLUORESCENCE SHIMMER REVERB makes it easy to fine-tune your ethereal resonances in great depth. A Reverb knob adjusts the amount of tail on your dry signal for short or long resonances. The Mix knob lets you adjust the balance between the reverb tail and your guitar sound, while the Tone knob sets the amount of sparkle that’s added to the reverb. Lastly, the Shimmer knob rolls in the perfect amount of sparkling, angelic octave tones to round out its thick and ethereal ambience.