Immediate Ambient Machine
Time. Although always moving inevitably forward, it can often feel like it’s standing still in an undulating haze. Sometimes it even feels like it’s moving backwards, making us revisit and learn from our past.
These meditative moments in time is where you’ll find the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Minim and its infinitely modulating soundscapes. So, whether you want standard delay/reverb, reverse reverberations, or pulsating circular sonic movements, Minim is here to let you shape and bend time as you please.
Inspired by the foundational features of OBNE’s last ambient smash-hit, the Rêver, Minim is set to instantly transport you even further to new atmospheric worlds, through its organic control set. Think of Minim as having two blocks. One block takes whatever signal is given to the pedal and reverses it at the press of a footswitch, while the other block gives you modulated reverb, fed into a modulated delay. Plus, there’s even a switch that decides which block comes first. Each control is simple, but put them all together and you’re likely to lose all sense of time.
The reverb side of things lets you create everything from simple room reflections to deep and endlessly trailing ambient washes, via Minim’s Mix and Decay controls, while the Mod knob lets you blend in a gently swaying harmonic tremolo to put some waves into your ocean of sound.
On the delay side, you’ll find the Time and Feedback controls to be pivotal tone shapers.Time both controls the length of the delay (up to 400ms) as well as the modulation amount, giving you sweet shimmering chorus tones at low settings and warbly tape-like vibratos at long settings. Feedback will go from a single repeat to endlessly cascading echoes for beds of blissful ambience.
All of this wonderful ambience that’s created by the reverb and delay side can then be further manipulated by the momentarily triggered reverse section, seeing you instantly reverse everything on the fly, in order to make lines, phrases or entire chord progressions stand out in all its glorious shoegazy goodness. The mix of the reverse can either be fixed via the Reverse dial or instantly shaped and changed hands-free via an expression pedal.
On top of that, you can flip the order of the reverse block. This gives you the choice between smooth reverse effects or choppy glitchy textures, as well as change the reverse speed from normal to double time for unique stutter octave tones.
As you can probably gather by now, Minim isn’t just one thing. It’s an amalgamation of spatial effects, set to work together with you and your musical mind in order to create organically evolving sonic atmospheres. So free your mind and let the Minim unleash your new-found ambient potential.
- Creative Modulated Reverb and Delay Pedal (up to 400 mS)
- Reverse section – activated with a clever footswitch for momentary or latching operation
- Order switching – puts reverse first in the chain for ambient wash or last in the chain for glitchy textures
- Expression jack – for external control of the Reverse mix
- Internal trimpot to control output level
- Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU
(9 V DC, centre -, 2.1 mm, ~159 mA current draw)
Available: Late November 2019
The Old Blood Noise Endeavors Expression Slider is a portable fader for use with any pedal or device that has a regular expression input.
No power is needed, simply use a TRS cable to plug the Expression Slider into the Expression input and use the slider as you would a knob or expression pedal.
This really can give additional creative control to all sorts of pedals and other devices that have expression control, plus may also add functionality to some products that may have other options not directly accessible from the front panel or are hidden in menus etc.
Suggested uses: strap it to your mic stand to adjust your favourite setting without bending down, keep it at your studio console to control a parameter while tracking, use the indicators to mark your favourite settings or simply replace a knob control with a slider because let’s face it, sliders are cool!
Unsuggested uses: Unintended excess weight from use with foot while standing may cause damage to the device. In other words, read this as: Don’t use your foot.
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