Walrus Audio Fable Granular Soundscape Generator review

This ambitious pedal allows you to tell your own sonic story by sampling and chopping your sound and manipulating the fragments into shifting soundscapes

Walrus Audio Fable Granular Soundscape Generator
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

If you’re looking for quirky and ethereal qualities, you’ll find them right here. This is certainly a pedal that can create otherworldly soundscapes, but they don’t have to be completely outlandish, because you have a Mix knob to dial things back.


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    Wide variety of textural soundscapes.

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    Very effective Tone knob.

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    Tap tempo.

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    Dive/Rise performance feature.


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    Mono only.

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    No preset storage.

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    No expression pedal facility available.

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It’s only a few months since the release of the Lore Reverse Soundscape Generator, but Walrus Audio is back with another ambience pedal that shares exactly the same format with an identical set of controls. 

This time, however, what you’re getting is a ‘Granular Soundscape Generator’ based on the digital processing technique of micro-sampling, where short samples called grains are read from a delay buffer and can then be manipulated in a number of ways to achieve a range of effects.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.