The Fable is built around five granular delay programs, which sample and chop your signal into glitchy, lo-fi pads.
Two DSP chips enable two separate effects to run in series, before they’re run back through the chips for extra tonal mangling – think of it like a glitched-out delay with a hint of micro-sampling pedals such as the Montreal Assembly Count to Five or Chase Bliss Blooper.
Fable’s five onboard programs are…
- I. Reverse Delay into Reverse Granular
- II. Forward Delay into Octave Up Granular
- III. Analog Delay into Octave Down Granular
- IV. Multi-Tap Granular into Multi-Tap Granular (Grain-Verb)
- V. Forward Delay into Randomized Pitch Granular
Controls include Feedback, Regen, Time, Tone, Mix, Mod and the program-specific X knob, which adjusts everything from grain size to pitch changes.
Other features include tap tempo and momentary modulation speed and time warping functions, while the whole lot utilizes buffered bypass and is powered via a 9V power supply.
The Fable Granular Soundscape Generator is available now for $299. See Walrus Audio for more info.
This latest launch appears to be something of a sister pedal to the Lore Reverse Soundscape Generator, which was unveiled back in June 2022.