Chase Bliss Audio are an amazing up and coming pedal company that really take analogue circuits beyond anything we thought possible. With miles more control than any other tremolo pedal on the market in a not much larger than normal size the Gravitas may be the last tremolo you will ever need for both every day and obscure ambient uses.
Harmonic Or Volume Tremolo
Modern Tremolo's are nearly all exclusively volume modulation where it goes up and down at a speed you have set. A Harmonic Tremolo adjusts the pitch rather than the volume creating a slightly odd sounding effect that you don't hear too often, but when used right it can make a real difference in a song. You can even combine these two modes at once to really open up the effect to new, unheard of sounds.
So Many Controls!
One of the things that Chase Bliss Audio does to nearly all of their gear is use real all analogue tone circuits with a digital brain. This brain is nowhere near the tone circuit but gives you extra control over every possible part of the pedal without it having to be as wide as your pedalboard. That is how they have managed to put 16 little dip switches on the back of the pedal so you can craft this pedal to be as vintage inspired or as absolutely crazy and modern as you want.
Here's what Chase Bliss Audio say about the Gravitas
This tremolo pedal features an all-analog signal path that can do any variety or shape of standard volume modulation, harmonic tremolo (inspired by vintage Brownface) or both simultaneously for a truly unique and beautiful tremolo sound that sits just perfectly in a mix. The first thing your guitar hits in the signal path is a gorgeous, transparent, discrete class A clean boost circuit, and is followed by buffering and tone shaping with famed Analog Devices AD823 opamps for perfect tonal clarity, and analog warmth. Further, every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog the entire time and never gets digitally processed. Since the control of the effect is digital, it opens up unprecedented effects and features that have never been heard or offered in analog stompboxes.