Pedal Combo: Chase Bliss Audio’s Warped Vinyl and Walrus Audio’s Descent Reverb

Sometimes combining pedals can be easy, or it can be frustrating since all pedals have their own quirks and issues. But I think I found a winning combo and wanted to share it! I have been raving about The Warped Vinyl by Chase Bliss for some time now and I liked how shimmering the Walrus Audio Descent’s reverb gets which sparked an idea once I started playing through it.

Photo credit: Chase Bliss

Photo credit: Chase Bliss

The cool thing about the Warped Vinyl is the pedal’s ability to actually sound warped and kind of lengthen and bend a note’s structure. I thought to myself, what if this bending and warping of sound was washed in some wild reverb? The result sounds like a warped vinyl string section from an old classical record. I love how stacked up the textures get, giving my fretless bass a sort of string section sound.

After I kept messing with settings, I found something I thought I could put a beat to. So I started with this loop of my bass and took it from there.

Photo credit: Walrus Audio

Photo credit: Walrus Audio

A lot of times, I get asked how do I use the sounds I create in a song or musical context. I think this is a fair question since a lot of sounds I do come up with, I have yet to find a spot for them but I decided I would show how I used the above bass line in a context with drums and you all tell me if it sounds cool.

I will eventually get to making a video for the Descent or maybe do a "Reverb Wars" with the DescentEarthquaker Devices AfterneathElectro Harmonix Cathedral and Red Panda’s Context!

-Juan