Mythos is most renowned for its dirt boxes, used by a raft of professional guitar players who adore the rich and dynamic sonics that they offer. Now, the boutique stompbox company has expanded its tidy lineup with the Oracle — a no-nonsense, bucket-brigade delay pedal that provides lush analog sounds reminiscent of vintage Japanese echo units.
Simple, Tactile Controls
Designed by John Snyder of Electronic Audio Experiments, the Oracle is built around two reissue V3205 chips. Its layout is very straightforward, with Time, Feedback and Mix controls allowing you to make easy on-the-fly tweaks without having to dive into confusing digital menus.
Push the Oracle Beyond its Limits!
The Time knobs allows you to get up to 600ms of delay time, but using the dedicated Tap Tempo footswitch enables you to push that time even further! Tapping a longer delay will begin to degrade the signal and repeats too; introducing some audible noise for glitchy, old-school echo distortion.
Tweaked Analog Tone
Mythos' Oracle is voiced to produce a classic analog echo tone, but is modified to capture that legendary "dark" sound without being completely muffled or lacking in clarity. The Feedback control goes from single repeats for slap, to chaotic self-oscillation territory at 1-2 o’clock. The Mix dial also has a wide range, and at 12 o’clock the Mythos Oracle is just shy of a 50/50 split of wet and dry.
- Dual V3205 chips
- Classic 3-knob format: Time/Feedback/Mix
- Tap Tempo control with external Tap jack
- True bypass switching
- Top-mounted jacks
- Power: 9V (centre negative)