The Keeley ‘Aurora Reverb’ is a digital reverb pedal based on a Spin FV-1 platform delivering 3 modes of lush spatial studio quality reverb. Join Keeley’s grand entrance into the hallowed halls of psychoacoustic processing. From the distant echo of cathedrals to 600 pound sheet-metal plate vibrations to spring reverb coils in a tank, reverb captures imaginations and plunges users and listeners deeply into their musical psyches. Few effects complement a guitar better than reverb!
At Keeley Electronics, the Aurora Reverb had to meet certain specific criteria. It had to be affordable with no compromise to audio quality. It had to be easy for guitarists to use and be inspiring. And it had to offer the essentials for tailoring tone without a dozen knobs to learn. Now achieved, Keeley is proud to offer a true bypass, 100% dry analog path, low noise, 24 bit, high-fidelity reverb processor. AND IT SOUNDS GREAT! In fact, when asked if it offered “trails,” Keeley couldn’t help but think, why do users need trails for a pedal they won’t want to turn off?
Utilizing it’s controls the Aurora Reverb offers everything from pristine fast reflections to ethereal spaces to deep, dark, and endless caverns.
Decay controls the amount of time it takes for the reverberated sound to disappear. The Aurora Reverb provides a range from a realistic, close-quarters reverberated dimension to a walk-away-and-come-back signal of complex, still-ringing musical reflections.
Slapback is what Keeley calls predelay. Predelay creates distance. How soon or late players hear the first reflection is crucial to crafting the reverberated space. Sometimes players do not want any delay between their note and the reverb. And sometimes, for clarity’s sake, players want the reverb to wait a moment before joining the dry signal. Such a setting would enable short, staccato, single-syllable type expressions to finish articulating before being suffused AND being joined by the tail-end of previously reverberated sounds. But when the illusion of infinite space is required, set Slapback to zero. The Keeley Aurora Slapback setting provides users with a sufficient range of time, from zero milliseconds to 100 milliseconds, ample time considering a pedal-board footprint this small.
Dial up the warmth! Opposite to most tone controls, Keeley’s increases the warmth, as it is a dampening control. Its brightest setting is when completely dialed down.
Blend will take the 100% analog dry signal and blend in the reverb, from just the slightest mix of wet to much more. Because the Keeley Aurora Reverb is a pedal-board unit, Keeley suggests users place it at the end of their pedal chain and use the Blend Knob to tailor the sound.
The three most popular reverb styles that don’t come built into amplifiers are Room, Plate, and Hall. In the smallest footprint possible, Keeley offers what used to take up entire city blocks or an entire studio room. Users can achieve cathedral resonance, enormous surface areas of sheet-metal plate sounds, or convincing room decays. Room sizes range from something like a broom closet to that of a barn. (And Keeley also wanted to add that careful adjustments to the Room settings yields a signal bordering on the verge of spring reverb, so if the amp doesn’t already have a tank, Keeley has got everyone covered!)
All in all, the Keeley Aurora Reverb promises to provide the essentials guitarists are looking for when they need reverb on their pedal boards. Like that ethereal glow to the mighty Earth herself, Aurora creates a natural halo of sound in the atmosphere of magnificent core tone.
- Digital Reverb Pedal
- FV-1 Spin Semiconductor based design
- Keeley Designed Reverb Algorithms
- Decay Amount Control
- Warmth Amount Control
- Slapback Amount Control (Predelay)
- Blend Amount Control
- Reverb Type Switch – Hall, Plate, Room
- Ultra Low Noise
- LED Indication
- True Bypass Switching
- Keeley Quality Engineering
- 100% Made in Edmond, OK, USA
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- True Bypass
- Width (Not Counting Jacks) – 2.35″
- Height (Not Counting Jacks) – 4.41″
- Standard 9V DC battery and 9V DC (center-negative) connection