Hungry Robot The Wash V2
The Hungry Robot The Wash V2 is a dream come true for ambient player and ushers in a new chapter in the world of delays.
It accomplishes the arduous task of creating an organic, below-the-mix wash. Normally this requires stacking 3-4 reverb and delay pedals at the end of your chain. The unique “Wash Circuit” creates the perfect wash with only one pedal.
For the new version (V2), I worked hard to squeeze the circuit into a smaller enclosure while keeping the build quality and tone quality identical. The circuit that hundreds of users have fell in love with is unchanged. The new versions are 2 inches smaller left and right. In addition to the smaller enclosure, the new option for top mounted jacks can save you a lot of board space.
At its most basic utility, The Wash is an outstanding analog-voiced, tap-tempo delay with just over 1000ms of delay time.
The Wash circuit is what makes the pedal stand out from other delays on the market. The Wash circuit adds reverb to the signal and through a complicated network of internal feedback loops, subtle multi-head Binson effect, and what i have coined “ripple effect,” It works to add a hauntingly beautiful wash to your signal in ways that can’t be accomplished by stacking a reverb and a delay in series. It does all of this while keeping the clarity and presence of your original signal without getting lost in the soup of decay.
The Wash reacts to your playing unlike the common DSP reverb/delays with an infinite sustain function. There is a dynamic quality to it that is hard to replicate with any other single pedal.
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D.Level: Part of “Delay Circuit.” Controls volume of the delay repeats.
D.Feedback: Part of “Delay Circuit.” Controls the number of delay rempeats.
Wash: Part of “Wash Circuit.” Controls the overall volume of the “Wash.”
Ripple: Part of “Wash Circuit.” Controls how pronounced the “ripple effect” is (see “Usage tips”) Resonance: Part of “Wash Circuit.” Control how long the “Wash” decays and is present. Time: Sets the delay time manually. Overrides tap tempo
The manual is available to view at https://www.hungryrobotpedals.com/ownersmanuals
Hungry Robot The Wash is probably one of the best pedals on the market for creating an ambient pad that sits naturally underneath your guitar’s signal. The delay side is straight forward if you have used a delay in the past. The “Wash Circuit” may need explanation.
The Ripple knob is unique. It transforms each successive delay repeat into reverb. This knob determines how fast that transformation is. Turn this down for more of the actual delay signal to come through the mix. Turn this up for more washy, ambient sounds.
The Resonance knob controls how long the “Wash” sits in the mix. Ideally you want this teetering on the brink of oscillation, but not to the point that it gets out of control. With the Resonance knob, more is not always better. It is highly interactive with the D.Feedback and Ripple knobs, so depending on where you have those knobs you can compensate the length of the decay with the Resonance knob.
The Wash knob controls the overall volume of the “Wash.” Similar to the Resonance knob, more is not always better. It has the ability to be as loud as your dry signal. I personally like it to be a bit quieter than the dry signal, so it sits nicely underneath your dry signal.
In V2, the far right footswitch to cycle between Wash On and Wash Off is no longer part of the pedal. You can still dial in a straight delay tone by turning the Wash, Ripple, Resonance knobs to zero.
The tap tempo module only needs one interval (2 taps), but is more accurate with 3-4 intervals (4-5 taps). The tap tempo module waits 1.0 seconds after your last tap to change tempo
Requires 9V DC centre negative supply. Current Draw: approx 93ma