Tons of pedals use Spin FV-1 chip. Just to mention a few further to your list: Red Panda Context, Keeley 30ms Double Tracker, Keeley Amber Chamber Verb, Keeley Vibe-o-Verb, Lovepedal HSR-3 Multi Verb, Hermida Audio EPH-3 Tape Echo (other Lovepedal/Hermida pedals), Catalinbread Echorec, Catalinbread Talisman, Catalinbread Belle Epoch. The list can go on.
It's mentioned here.Tensor isn’t FV-1.
Weird. That’s wrong info. Details here:It's mentioned here.
The FV-1 microprocessor—as heard via Chase Bliss, Walrus, and more—changed the pedal-making game when released in 2006.reverb.com
Right. The parallel I like to draw is the calculator parallel. Any processor can be analogous to a calculator (massively simplified comparison); however, it is the operator (programmer) who determines what the output of the buttons pressed is/are.The FV-1 support 3 knobs and a switch, IIRC. But the surrounding structures like volume, EQ and so one, are often implemented in analog and can have as many controls as you like.
I know @Jack DeVille, is a humble man, but to illustrate that not all FV-1 programs are the same, people hire him to write their algorithms for them! The basic chip is a wonderful building block, but the genius is in being able to make it stand up and bark for you. On the other end of the spectrum, you can buy chinese "multi-effects units" that basically just use the onboard sample algorithms and all sound the same (and pretty bland if you ask me).