Nov 13, 2018

In 2018 Mr. Black has been working on a stereo version of his modulation and delay pedals, which visitors of the L.A. Stompbox Exhibit had a chance to try through this board.

The Vintage Ensemble is a recreation of the legendary Roland Unit from the ’70s and features a “true-stereo audio path with standard and spatial-expansion modes.”

The real magic lies within the Stereo mode, which applies a clever application of complimentary modulated delay times to both the left and right channels further increasing the stereo spread via the Haas effect.

An expression pedal input allows control of any setting through an external pedal.

Specially designed to replicate that original 1976 “Chorus Ensemble” sound, features a true-stereo audio path with standard and spatial-expansion modes, accessible on the fly via the Normal/Stereo foot-switch.

The real magic lies within the Stereo mode, which applies a clever application of complimentary modulated delay times to both the left and right channels further increasing the stereo spread via the Haas effect. You’ve never heard chorus like this before.

Features:
True-Stereo audio path
Left Input: chorus input with Dry pass-through
(chorus output on both Left and Right Outputs)
Right Input: Dry pass-through only
Full Wet/Dry mix control
Carefully tuned delay times match those of the OG chorus circuit
~68mA current draw (daisy-chain friendly)
9VDC “industry standard” power
Easy expression-pedal connection/assignment
Compact footprint (4.7″ x 3.7″)

A standard expression pedal can be applied on-the-fly to any and all of the control knobs by simply turning the control to the red dot marker.