SolidGoldFX debuts soundscape-friendly Ether Modulated Reverberator

SolidGoldFX Ether
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Following the launch of its dual filter-equipped Supa Funk Envelope Bi-Filter and LYSIS MKII Polyphonic Modulator earlier this year, SolidGoldFX has further expanded its stompbox lineup with an all-new reverb pedal, the Ether Modulated Reverberator.

Far from a standard reverb unit, the new pedal – the sound of which the company describes as “full-bodied” and “ambient” – allows guitarists to create a vast array of spatial soundscapes, and alter them using a trio of onboard modulation effects.

These include Vibrato, which gives the reverb tail a “melting fluidity and washed-out chorus flavor”; Tremolo, which adds a rhythmic effect to the reverb's decay; and Harmonic-Tremolo, which takes that rhythmic approach and instead adds it to the signal's frequency spectrum.

There's also five knobs on the pedal's front face: Speed, Decay, Level, Depth and Color.

There's also an optional Shimmer switch. The company explains: “While most shimmer reverbs aim for an angelic effect, our design team prefer things to have a little more of a twisted sonic signature, therefore we created a shimmer algorithm that has a tendency to devolve as it decays.”

The auxiliary Vibrato, Tremolo and Harmonic-Tremolo effects each have 3 different LFO shapes, and can be tapped into using the onboard Tap Tempo switch.

“The journey with the Ether started with a simple question,” SolidGoldFX says. “What would happen if we were to manipulate a sonic reflection exclusively? What textures could be created by heavily – or subtly – modulating a cavernous ambient reverb, while at the same time leaving the dry signal unmolested? The result with Ether is a powerful, yet versatile reverb that is designed to create hauntingly beautiful soundscapes.”

The Ether Modulated Reverberator is available now for $209. For more information, head to SolidGoldFX.

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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.