The Astronomer V2 pedal is unique three-knob reverb pedal with two rows of the same controls allowing you to jump between the top and the bottom row. This works as a preset without any programming or menu diving and is always fully visible and editable on the fly. You can set each row to be a different sound, a deep shimmer on one and a light reverb on the other or create any combination of two sounds to jump between. Use the two sets of toggle switches on the side of the pedal to set the sound you want for each row of controls giving you access to a wealth of sounds on the fly.
HARNESSES THE POWER OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES
The Astronomer V2 has two sets of toggle switches on the left side of the pedal that let you choose one of these three algorithms for each row of controls.
Canis Major - The Dog is an EchoVerb designed with droning and swells in mind. Glow controls your shimmer mix and use "Travel" to set the dog loose to run away or drone infinitely. Excels at pads and layering.
Orion - The hunter is the classic hall reverb with shimmer. Tried and true the hunter excels as a hall reverb with "Glow" turned down all the way and dimed for a sound that feels straight from the heavens. Excels as your base reverb or ambient verb
Ursa Major - The Bear is a chamber reverb with a pre octave mixed in with "Glow". Turn "Glow" all the way down for a haunting dark reverb great for lead lines and your base reverb or slowly turn up glow to taste to add a particle sound and emulate twinkling stars. Excels as your base reverb or ambient verb
100% WET/DRY MIX CONTROL
The mix starts a great low point and as you turn right you dial out your dry signal while turning up the wet reverb signal until its 100% wet!
ANALOG DRY PATH SIGNAL
Your dry signal path is kept completely analog while mixing in your digital wet signal for the best of both worlds.
One of the things that set the Astronomer apart from other pedals is its set of alt controls. The Astronomer has three knobs on the "Top" row which have been duplicated on the "Bottom" row giving you two different sounds you can jump between. You can set both rows to the same algorithm and jump between two different sounds or set them as different algorithms using the toggle switches on the side of the pedal. This creates a simple and straightforward way to get a wide and dynamic sound from just one pedal.
Plug in a expression pedal to dynamically control the “Travel” knob on the 2nd row of controls. This bypasses the physical knob on the 2nd row only when the expression pedal is plugged in.
TAILS OR BYPASS MODE
Probably one of the most requested features for the Astronomer is the ability to let those beautiful haunting layers continue as you switch the pedal off preventing a hard cut to your sound as your playing. If you still want that hard cut sound simply hold both foot switches for 10 seconds until the bypass led flashes and now you are in the bypass mode which cut the reverb signal as soon as you turn it off.
BUILT IN USA QUALITY CONSTRUCTION
Rick Matthews obsesses over every last detail to make the highest quality and intuitive pedals available. This commitment to detail is on full display with the Chemist V2. From its wide range of available sounds, bypass options and alternate settings it creates a dynamic pedal that is sure to be a lifelong tool.