Paradox Effects unveils feature-packed Carmesí Phaser

Paradox Effects Carmesí Phaser
(Image credit: Paradox Effects)

Mexican pedal purveyor Paradox Effects has announced the feature-packed Carmesí Phaser.

An all-pass phase modulator, the new pedal offers either four- or eight-stage phasing options, with the former producing a “swaying warm shift” and the latter delivering a throatier sound, “like a voice speaking to you in a lucid dream,” as Paradox describes. 

There's also a Sendero switch, which is essentially an envelope follower processed by a sample and hold system. When engaged, the incoming signal – which naturally varies depending on attack – is sampled, creating modulation steps in the phase response.

Paradox says this evokes “percussive sensations, responsive harmonic rhythms, or simply dynamic phase shiftings.” 

Other controls include Fasor (phase level), Directa (direct signal amplitude), Resonancia (resonance), Velocidad (velocity/speed), Intensidad (intensity) and Enfoque – which uses a low-pass filter for further resonance control.

Additionally, the pedal sports a TRS input for use with an expression pedal. This is assigned by default to the Velocidad control.

Check out the pedal in action below. While the video's narration is delivered in Spanish, you can use YouTube's subtitles toggle for English translation.

The Carmesí Phaser is available now for $199. For more information – and to hear more audio samples – head to Paradox Effects.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.