Today’s digital effects and plug-ins can create almost perfect room simulations. However, when it comes to characteristic and charismatic reverb, analogue effect-processors are yet to beat – And we know here at ModularSquare what we are talking about. The reverberating sound of a spring is so lively and unique that its sound is almost impossible to recreate in the digital domain. In addition to this, Retroverb Lancet is not just a spring reverberation system – it is an analogue multi-effects-processor. It offers overdrive, filtering, VCA, envelope and LFO to manipulate the spring sound and create different sounds like Auto-Wah, Tremolo, Distortion, Delay, Gater and of course Reverb.
Filter and Amplifier
… are identical to Filter Lancet.
The multimode filter works as lowpass or highpass with a slope of 24dB per octave or as bandpass with 12dB per octave. It is followed by a voltage controlled amplifier.
Filter and amplifier can be modulated individually by different sources. Modulation
Retroverb Lancet offers three internal modulation sources:
The envelope follower converts the amplitude characteristic of the audio input signal into a control voltage.
The envelope generator can be triggered by the input signal itself, a second audio signal or a gate voltage. Depending on the trigger source it works as Attack-Decay or as Attack-Sustain-Release envelope.
The LFO offers saw up and saw down, square, sine as well as sample&hold. Additionally it can use the envelope generators settings as waveform. It can oscillate freely or reset by different trigger sources.
Retroverb Lancet also offers a CV/Pedal input which can be feed by external control voltages or can be used with expression pedals.