Collision Devices has unveiled the Nocturnal – a limited-edition three-in-one pedal that comes equipped with a shimmer reverb, modulated delay and dynamic tremolo.
It was initially produced by Collision Devices as a special one-off custom order for guitarist Noli, who ended up creating the artwork for a fully fledged limited production run.
The aim of the game with the Nocturnal is “ambiances and textures creation”, with each effect assigned an aptly titled footswitch – Dusk for delay, Night for tremolo and Dawn for reverb – to reflect the pedal’s atmospheric ethos.
Owing to the trio of effects, the control layout is particularly busy, though becomes less intimidating upon closer inspection. Dusk-specific controls include Time and Mix – both of which are conventional delay controls – as well as Speed, which controls the modulation frequency from 0.1Hz to 20Hz, and Modulation.
A final Feedback knob controls the number of repetitions, with Collision Devices saying the Nocturnal can self-oscillate when the dial is turned to the 7.5 mark.
As for Night, the tremolo is dictated by two knobs only: Depth and Sensibility. Again, pretty straightforward stuff.
The Dawn, meanwhile, features generic controls for Blend – which merges wet and dry signals – Reverb and Shimmer, as well as a digital low-pass Filter knob that is said to make the shimmer “darker or more shiny”.
A final control knob, Color, acts as a bandpass active and analog filter around the 3.3kHz mark.
Though no official US price has been announced, the Nocturnal is available now for €315.
For more information, visit Collision Devices.