Effects pedal specialist Walrus Audio has introduced the all-new Canvas Series, which comprises a pair of stereo and mono DI box/line isolators.
Named after the philosophical belief that “your sound is the paint”, the passive Canvas units promise to eliminate any potential signal-related hiccups that may occur both in the studio and live settings by providing a pristine sonic foundation.
In practice, both the stereo and mono Canvas boxes convert unbalanced signals into balanced ones in order to make them fully compatible with front-of-house mixers or recording interfaces. It’s especially applicable to electric guitar players running through DSP rigs and amp-in-a-box setups.
As for the nitty gritty, the Canvas units’ high-impedance DI mode transforms 1/4” unbalanced input to XLR balanced output via a transformer by dropping the signal -20dB. The DI mode also offers a Pad switch, which engages a further -15dB input pad for particularly hot signals.
Line isolator mode, meanwhile, is for converting low-impedance sources, which will maintain the signal’s full volume after its been converted to a balanced signal.
Elsewhere, both Canvas boxes feature a flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz, and come equipped with a ground-lift switch to reduce any annoying hum.
Both units are identical in dimension – 4.77” x 2.6” x 1.39” – meaning they're remarkably pedalboard friendly, though, as expected, the stereo option arrives with a more comprehensive input/output set up.
In terms of price, the Canvas Mono is available for $149, while the Canvas Stereo weighs in at $249.
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The Canvas Series joins the rest of Walrus Audio's 2022 lineup, which comprises the feature-packed M1 High-Fidelity Modulation Machine, updated Mako Series D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay and revamped Slötvå Multi-Texture reverb pedal.