Here comes a special kind of reverb pedal. The EarthQuaker Devices (EQD) Astral Destiny combines octave and reverb effect in one device.
Even when trying to break down the functions of the new EQD effect into a crisp description, it becomes clear that this is a complex device for sound tinkerers who like to experiment. The Astral Destiny is a compact and effectively modulated octave reverb pedal that has 8 reverb modes with 8 editable presets, assignable expression parameters, tails for a natural fade-out of the reverb after the effect has been switched off and a pretty cool stretch function, which doubles the length of the reverb and at the same time offers an adjustable pitch-bending effect.
The device also has two different modes of operation – Live, and Preset. The 8 memory locations can be freely overwritten and save the settings for Length, Depth, Rate, Tone, Mix as well as the EXP assignment and Stretch Length. Very good! You can find extensive demos in the videos linked below.
- Abyss: Huge reverb with no octave effect
- Shimmer: Adds an upper octave to the reverb tail
- Sub: Adds a lower octave to the reverb tail
- Sub Shimmer: Adds an upper and lower octave to the reverb tail
- Astral: Adds an upper and lower octave combined with a regenerating tail
- Ascend: Upward pitch bending
- Descend: Downward pitch bending
- Cosmos: Adds a regenerating fifth to the reverb tail
EQD Astral Destiny price and availability
EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny Octave Reverb Pedal has been priced at $199 and it is now available to buy on the Amazon.com website.
Recently, NUX has introduced the Duotime a digital stereo delay pedal, the Californian amplifiers has introduced the Origin Effects MAGMA57 effects pedal, and the Keeley HYDRA has presented Duo Guitar Effects pedal that combines a stereo reverb and a tremolo in one compact housing. For each of the two effects, you get three different variants.