The KMA Audio Machines Cirrus delay and reverb is a soundscaper's dream

(Image credit: courtesy of KMA Machines)

KMA Audio Machines has released the Cirrus Spatial-Temporal Modifer delay and reverb, the company’s first fully digital effect pedal.

The dual-effect unit boasts three different delay and reverb modes.

On the delay side, there’s Modulated Delay Mode (MOD) - which fluctuates the delay signal for a dynamic dancing tape echo-inspired modulation - Sample & Hold Mode (S/H) - which adds a sequencer-like filter in front of the delay line for synthy textures - and Delay Mode (OCT), which blends in a high octave as notes decay.

For reverb, the pedal offers Modulated Reverb Mode (MOD), which decorates trails with silky smooth movement, while the two additional modes deliver either an opening low-pass filter or a closing high-pass filter.

As a rather cool feature, all delay and reverb modes sport a sensitivity control that allows the effect to be altered by picking attack.

There’s also tap tempo, expression input, an effects loop and the ability to flip the routing with the reverb and delay.

Furthermore, the pedal's bypass footswitch offers standard latching mode as well as the ability to max out the decay by holding down the switch. Depress and hold the bypass and tap tempo switches together and, well, see for yourself.

The Cirrus is available for £185 (approximately $231), and starts shipping in mid October. To order one now, head over to KMA Machines.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.