Chase Bliss Audio launched its innovative Automatone line of pedals, featuring actual automated sliders, earlier this year with the Preamp MKII overdrive, a collaboration with Benson Amps.
Now Chase Bliss has introduced the newest Automatone addition, the CXM 1978, a collaboration with Meris (opens in new tab) , which recreates the classic 1978 studio reverb pedal.
In addition to those moving faders with presets and MIDI control, the pedal boasts 32 bit AD/DA, three classic algorithms, adjustable decay crossover for fully shapeable reverb tail, expression pedal control, optional fully balanced I/O, stereo input and output and internally boosted +/-15V rails for line level input.
According to Chase Bliss, the pedal harks back to an era that signaled “the dawn of sprawl, massive trails and infinite decay, allowing you to explore the charm of those late ’70s imperfections” but with a modern take.
The pedal has an expected release date of November 30, and due to COVID-related supply issues the first batch is available in limited numbers, and only directly from the Chase Bliss website.
You can preorder one now, for the not-insubstantial price of $899, at Chase Bliss Audio (opens in new tab).