KMA Machines launch Cirrus ICE – Limited Edition Spatial-Temporal Modifier
KMA Machines have announced the launch of the limited edition, with just 200 units available, of the Cirrus ICE – Spatial Temporal Modifier.
- Limited ICE edition of KMA’s creative and inspiring Delay and Reverb pedal
- Multiple and extensive independent modulation features: Reverb – Modulation, Low-pass and High-pass Filters Delay – S/H, Modulation and Octave
- Reverb/Delay position order switch and individual mix controls
- Tap Tempo with additional momentary switch options
- Expression input – allows selectable foot control of most Reverb and Delay tone shaping functions
- FX Loop – add additional pedals within the signal chain for a world of other spatial tones
- Made in Germany
- Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1 mm, 220 mA current draw)
Cirrus ICE is a truly special and versatile, dynamically modulated combined Delay and Reverb. Made up of a Delay side and a Reverb side, both sides of Cirrus ICE sport the most important basic controls such as Time (up to 1.5 sec). Repeats for the Delay and Decay and Damp for the Reverb. Plus, each side has its own mix control as well.
This little Spatial-Temporal Modifier gives you three different Delay AND Reverb modes, which all sport a special dynamic feature that is controlled by your picking attack, which enables players to create sounds. To set the sensitivity of how the sound reacts, every section has its own sensitivity control.
The different Delay and Reverb modes cover vastly different modulated areas.
Modulated Delay Mode (MOD) fluctuates the Delay signal for a dynamic dancing tape echo-inspired modulation that’ll deliver everything from subtle sways, to crazy pitch-bends. The Sample & Hold Mode (S/H) adds a sequencer-like filter in front of the Delay line, perfect for synthy textures. Play softly for subtle filter action or hit it hard for more pronounced electro-vibes. The third Delay Mode (OCT) blends in a high octave as your notes decay for unique shimmery dimensions, shining through like tiny stars in the cloudy night sky.
Over to the Reverb section, Modulated Reverb Mode (MOD) will decorate your trails with silky smooth movement, whereas the two other Modes deliver either an opening Low-pass Filter (LP) or a closing High-pass Filter (HP). The harder you pick the more the Low-pass will open up and bring in those shimmering highs, as if you’re opening and closing portals to far away galaxies simply through your playing. Contrary to that, the closing High-pass will cut your lower frequencies when picking harder which will create cool lo-fi textures.
A big part of creating a signature sound comes from your pedal order and we know that a lot of you like to get creative there. Set the Order Toggle to “Reverb” to run the Delay into the Reverb or flip it to “Delay” to switch it the other way – either direction will give you worlds of inspired soundscapes. You even get another Toggle Switch to set the Delay Tap subdivision, so you can get the right rhythms rolling fast.
Besides the standard latching mode, the Bypass Switch offers some cool, yet creative and simple to use options. When the pedal is off, you can engage the pedal momentarily by holding the Switch down for sudden bursts of ambience. When the pedal is on though, holding down the Switch maxes out the Decay. You can also hold down the Tap-Tempo Switch to max out the repeats for infinite echoes.
We’ve also equipped Cirrus ICE with an Expression Pedal input (standard TRS connection) and a Selector Switch, giving you complete hands-free control over whatever key parameter of Cirrus you want. In addition, an internal switch can turn the Reverb and Delay trails on or off to taste, plus the individual Reverb and Delay mix controls help to tailor your sound exactly as you see fit.
As the final piece of the tonal puzzle, KMA have added a Serial FX-Loop, letting you put any pedal in front of the Delay/Reverb line, to further flavour your own signature sound.
GBP ERP £179 Available now.
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