New Chase Bliss / Meris CXM 1978

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  1. cosmic_ape

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    A new, likely sick piece of kit. Speculation. Petty bickering. Participation trophies and Boomers.

    This thread already has everything a pre-NAMM thread can handle in a mere 5 pages, so just shut ‘er on down.
     
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    Normally not interested in Chase Bliss, but if this is indeed a take on the Lexicon and it's anywhere near as good I will definitely be interested.
     
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    I am too young to have experienced the Lexicon reverb, so I have no reference point. But if it is as good as it's portrayed here, color me interested.
     
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    It's kind of weird, I normally feel like both Chase Bliss and Meris products are lost on me because I'm a big dumb animal when it comes to having too much in-depth control in my pedals. Strymon small boxes & Volante are about my outer limits. However, if this is a Lexicon 224 box then it took the two companies coming together to make something technologically advanced yet simplistically vintage enough for me. At $749(+/-) this is a desktop recording box IMO, not something I'd stick Velcro on & slap on my pedalboard. 2020's looking like an expensive year:cry:
     
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    Sure looks like “male escort” services are back on the table for me!

    I gotta get me a second sugar mama!
     
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    LOL!! All I'm seeing in my head is a wealthy older lady standing outside a hotel room with a wooden Chase Bliss box clamped tightly in her hands. Sweat on her furrowed brow in anticipation:eek:
     
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    If it's a just reverb... I might not buy it. Just for space factor I'd rather stick with Mercury 7.
    Love Meris, but Chase Bliss is always a MEeeeeehhhh for me.

    It should fill up a gap between a Mercury 7 and Dark World. Strange.
    For Chase Bliss OK it had stereo. But for Meris ? Just the sweet knob animation ??
    True Lexicon algo is maybe the next niche spot for pedals builders, as Echorec recently. Not enough for most people to blow up to 800$ kind of money just for that.

    I hope hard for a Delay/Reverb combination. I'd buy it instantly.
     
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    A Lexicon style verb would be killer. But as far as speculation goes, the Preamp also has 6 sliders. That’s the Automatone format it seems. So I don’t know if that’s necessarily a tell. But the “1978” and Meris’ propensity for throwbacks does make the Lexicon argument convincing!
     
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    Something is bound to pop up on their Instagram...or leaked somehow.
     
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    Nice, I'll take care of the Boomers piece.

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    Specially if alderete received a pedal lol.
     
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    It's pretty hard to say what's going to happen here. Will CBA have a "side" of the effector parts? Or is it just their amazing interface that will be part of this one?

    If there was a Tonal Recall built into this thing somehow that would definitely strike me as more than worth it if it's going to be in the same territory as the MKII cost-wise.

    However, the faders already strike me as somewhat limited until/unless they have multiple levels like some mixing boards I've seen. Without layers, they're basically just a really huge knob. so they don't really expand the capabilities much further beyond what CBA already has going on in their regular format pedals. With multiple layers, you could easily cram and control a reverb and delay in the same box.

    I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this platform develop and to see if Automatone can take over where Moog left off!
     
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    Yes, we'll know in a few days. But I'm afraid that it will be just the housing/interface from CBA as you said. A pretty neat one for sure. And all algorithm/sound from Meris.
     
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    It definitely feels like the interface is an aesthetic thing and doesn’t add anything sound wise from their original form factor. That being said, I think it’s a *really* nice aesthetic and will definitely get this! I also think the fact that the sliders move to indicate your current setting is more than just a novelty and something a lot of players would like from their existing pedals.

    It’s a collab between my two favorite builders and I can’t wait to see what sounds Meris developed for this.
     
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    Video and pictures on their facebook page.
    Reverb it is.
     
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    Looks killer. Some here mentioned they’d be disappointed if it was a verb, but the Clock option will be a lot of fun on this
     
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    Features include:
    Moving faders with presets & MIDI control
    32 Bit AD/DA
    LoFi Mode for vintage digital sounds
    3 Classic Algorithms (Hall, Room, Plate)
    Adjustable Decay Crossover for fully shapeable reverb tail
    Expression pedal control over all sliders
    Stereo input and output +/-15V rails (via standard 9V input) for line level signals
    Available: Late Summer 2020
    Price: TBA
     

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