Inspired by the Greek bathhouses that began fifteen centuries ago, this Delay pedal effect is very wet.
As said by the man behind Chase Bliss Audio, Mr. Joel Korte all dressed in bathrobes (see video above), the Thermae is a “warm bath pedal”. The Thermae does much more than just delay - it has the capability to add layers of harmony and pitch shifting, creating a very smooth cascading effect as your repeats roll over each other. Powered by four reissued MN3005 bucket-brigade delay chips, the Thermae allows you to run many different delays and harmonising intervals at the same time. Overlapping like the hot water of a bath. Lovely.
Utilising the Sequence mode, you can set cascading harmonies with two different Interval dials. Further dividing up these harmonies rhythms with two switches. One for each interval. Step mode -unlike Sequence mode- gives you those same divisions and intervals but gives you the ability to choose when they change via a specific footswitch. Giving you that extra element of control. Additionally, the Thermae Delay has a Glide knob which controls how fast or slow one interval moves to the next. Not forgetting the Low Pass Filter, clever pedal.
Like the other pedals in the Chase Bliss Audio line-up, the Thermae is also equipped with 16 easily-accessible mini DIP switches that allow you to modulate various parameters in a variety of unique ways. Offering a vast amount of unique tones that you can tweak to achieve a sound that stands out from the rest, these mini DIP switches include an easy-to-read mini chart which is located at the side of the unit.