NAMM 2023: Walrus Audio rewrites the ambient delay pedal playbook with the Fable Granular Soundscape Generator

NAMM 2023: Walrus Audio has made its latest play for ambient guitar players with the launch of the Fable Granular Soundscape Generator, a micro-sampling delay pedal.

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.

Walrus Audio Fable Granular Soundscape Generator

(Image credit: Walrus Audio)

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.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.