Guitarist|October 2020
Palindromic ambience machine puts a reverse spin on your sound
Trevor Curwen

Pedals specifically designed to create complex ambiances have become quite a thing of late – and the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Minim falls right into that category. While some pedals weave their sonic tapestry simply via a combination of reverb and delay, the Minim goes further, adding reverse sounds to the mix. You get two effects blocks that run serially with a choice of which goes first. One block features modulated delay and modulated reverb, the other (with a separate momentary or latching footswitch) offers the reverse effect.


The Reverb knob does what you’d expect, adding in the effect all the way to a totally wet sound, while the Decay knob adjusts the length of its decay. By default, the reverb has harmonic tremolo applied to it with speed and depth simultaneously controlled by the Modulation knob. Speed is continuously increased by turning the knob, but Depth is gradually decreased at the same time, so it starts off at its deepest and ends up at zero depth. This basically means no modulation, allowing you to use the pedal for a straight-sounding hall reverb. Before that point is reached, though, the faster trem speeds add a lovely shimmer to the mix.


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October 2020