May 23, 2018

We are huge fans of Knobs and we were actually eagerly waiting for this video of the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae, a bucket-brigade based delay/pitch shifter that promises to bring “a radically new approach to analog delay and harmonization.”

Joel from Chase Bliss shot a video preview of the Thermae at our Winter NAMM 2018 stompbox booth, but this is the first video that shows in depth the various functions of this device, which you will be able to try at the upcoming Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit!

Here’s the back panel, rotated 90 degrees for your reading convenience, with all the DIP switches.

The pedal ships June 14th 2018, Knobs video streaming below, more info about the Thermae can be found here.

0:35 – Overview
1:40 – Controls
5:03 – Sequence mode
7:11 – Ramping
8:06 – Step/normal
9:52 – Outro

Thermae™ represents a radically new approach to analog delay and harmonization. The pedal digitally manipulates the analog signal path created by 4 re-issued versions of the legendary MN3005 bucket-brigade delay chips. This creates the ability to change delay time in musically interesting intervals which allows for innumerable options for harmonizing and other sonic madness. These intervals can be sequenced through automatically or triggered manually for ultimate usability in a musical context. Thermae™ can also be used as a more standard analog delay with unprecedented analog modulation options. Every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog and never gets digitally processed.