DSP-pedal builder Red Panda has announced the Raster 2, a new iteration of its delay/pitch-shifter stompbox, which adds a host of “performance friendly” control options.
At its heart, the Raster 2 has the same blend of digital delay, pitch shifting and frequency shifting options within the feedback loop.
This means you can trigger delays and have the repeats shift in pitch or create modulated or harmonized sounds. You can also create reverse delays, arpeggios and crazy descents and oscillations.
The delay time has been expanded on the new model from 750ms to 1600ms stereo delay for the Raster 2, but perhaps the most notable change comes in the form of the control options.
Offering six knobs and nine switches, the idea is to tread the tricky line between the intuitive controls of the original with the tweakability of a rack-mount unit with stereo and modulation functionality.
Red Panda Raster 2 features:
- 1600 ms stereo delay time in three ranges
- 3200 ms forward delay available via editor
- Micro pitch shifting and detuning
- Tuned pitch shifting, +/- 12 semitones
- Phase and frequency shifting
- Repeats shifted once or continuously
- Reverse delay
- 7 modulation waveforms, envelope, and reverse envelope
- Most parameters have left/right controls for stereo delay
- Parallel, series, or ping pong structure
- Tone control
- Stereo input/output (TRS)
- Soft touch bypass switch with selectable momentary, latching, or mute output
- Shift footswitch momentary, latching, or assignable to tap tempo
- Assignable expression pedal, remote switch, remote tap, or MIDI port
- Full MIDI implementation with additional parameters (USB or TRS)
- MIDI clock synchronization
- Presets (4 on front, 127 via MIDI)
- Web-based editor for editing presets and accessing hidden parameters
The Raster 2 will be available for $299. Head over to Red Panda (opens in new tab) for more info.