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Oct 22, 2019

 

We celebrated in this very blog several of the pedals by Cooper FX, a one-man “cult” builder whose devices seem to be constantly sold out. One of the fans of this manufacturer is obviously Chase Bliss Audio‘s Joel Korte, who in 2018 collaborated with Cooper FX (and also Keeley) on the Dark World Reverb.

We guess that collaboration was not enough since Chase Bliss has just announced its own (limited) version of the Generation Loss, the latest pedal by Cooper FX.

This version of the lo-fi VHS emulating pedal features several new features, in keeping with Chase Bliss Audio’s classic format, featuring two footswitches, six knobs, four toggle switches and 16 DIP switches in the back panel.

“What does this pedal do?” one may ask…

Generation Loss refers to the decrease in sound quality and introduction of noise and sound artifacts each time a copy is made on magnetic media such as tape. Random pitch fluctuations, filters to cut down on the signal’s bandwidth, sample rate reduction, and noise are all brought together in this pedal to mimic that sound without the need for a broken VHS player.

We don’t have the time to go through the various features, but the Knob video below does – as always – a great job in highlighting what’s special about this pedal. And for those who want more, there are two comprehensive PDF manuals here:
Main: https://tinyurl.com/y48w7paf
MIDI: https://tinyurl.com/yxw8skkp

This is a limited-edition pedal (total of 1000 units) that we only plan to offer one time. It is only available here, exclusively on Reverb.com.

This is the sound of nostalgia.

Chase Bliss Audio & Cooper FX are teaming up once again to take everything you love about the original Generation Loss while making some tweaks based on customer feedback and adding the additional control Chase Bliss is known for.

Generation Loss™ brings together all aspects of tape degradation and uses a combination of effects to hone in on that sound we’re all familiar with.

Generation Loss refers to the decrease in sound quality and introduction of noise and sound artifacts each time a copy is made on magnetic media such as tape. Random pitch fluctuations, filters to cut down on the signal’s bandwidth, sample rate reduction, and noise are all brought together in this pedal to mimic that sound without the need for a broken VHS player.

PDF Manuals can be downloaded at the links below.

Main: https://tinyurl.com/y48w7paf
MIDI: https://tinyurl.com/yxw8skkp