For the NEW WAVE, Jackson Audio set out to make the best sounding and versatile 100% analog and stereo chorus/vibrato pedal. Offering a ton of flexibility with programmable presets and many industry firsts, the brand had the pleasure of working with Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy to create the ultimate chorus pedal.
To achieve this, they knew they could not go digital for the core circuit, yet Jackson Audio still needed to add the features that only digital products provide. Using authentic analog MN3007 BBD chips, operating at 15 V internally exactly like the best 80s units did, this pedal delivers all the classic sounds with added modern precision, as well as all-new modulation sounds.
For the control section, a digital microprocessor gives unparalleled control over the analog circuit for unmatched waveform accuracy. Add in programmable presets, features and MIDI, with an easy to operate interface, New Wave is designed for guitar, bass, synths and keys and will add a touch of quality modulation to any set up.
New Wave features seven presets tailored for classic and modern Chorus, Vibrato and Rotary sounds, including 70s, 80s, Rack, Vibrato, Rotary, Harmonic, and User Control. The pedal also offers five digitally controlled LFO wave shapes: sine, triangle, square and two custom harmonic shapes that are inspired by the classic ARP Solina string machine keyboard.
In addition to these presets, the pedal also offers programmable settings for use with expression, RAMP, or BLOOM foot switches. These settings include knob parameters, tap-tempo for speed control, slow and fast settings, 80’s in-spired latch mode for momentary activation of the effect, full MIDI control, and expression pedal control of speed. The pedal also includes a phase/ratio feature, which changes the phase alignment of the two channels from 0-180 degrees out of phase to make for HUGE chorusing sounds!