Joel and co. are at it again! Adding to their line of quality pedals, the Dark World is everything you love from Chase Bliss; a unique spin on a beloved effect, with extensive in-depth controls and many surprises. Breaking from convention, the Dark World is Chase Bliss’ first all digital pedal. The Dark World being a dual channel reverb, has two very distinct sides to it. Joel collaborated with Cooper FX for the “darker” more experimental side, and Robert Keeley working on the “world” reverb side, which include classic reverb settings like “Hall”, “Plate” and “Spring” that most people are accustomed to. As you might expect, with both sides, you can have one going into the other (World into Dark, Dark into World) or have them both running simultaneously. It is 2018 after all, so it wouldn't be a reverb pedal without a “Shimmer”, but the Mod and “Dark” settings are something truly unique to Chase Bliss. The Dark World has a number of presets, and with classic Chase Bliss dip-switches it can everything from ethereal ambience, to even a crazy kind of tremolo. From Chase Bliss:
“Put together, the channels can be routed in 33 distinct ways, creating a stunning palette of reverb ranging from subtle, tasteful, and lush all the way to broken video cassette, glitch shimmer, and infinite freeze.”
Mason Stoops has been on Pedals and Effects way, way back in the day when he, Jamie Stillman and I jammed at 5Starr Sound Labs. We’re stoked to have Mason back to walk us through the Chase Bliss Dark World, he also gives me a hand with playing bass through it.