The Earthquaker Devices Afterneath V2 Delay and Reverb Effects Pedal sounds a lot like it looks – like it contains a wizard in a cave, that you control!
This reverb is like nothing you can find anywhere else. The Afterneath is capable of producing either a swarm of short digital delays which may be used to create wild and cavernous reverbs, or scattered, short, rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics.
The Afterneath V2 provides six controls for the ultimate reverb fine-tuning.
Length which controls the decay and length of the reverb.
Diffuse adjusts the spread of the reverb. Turned counter-clockwise, the reverb is sharper with more attack, resulting in a stuttering sputter of individual early reflections. Clockwise casts a washy, more ambient-sounding spell.
Dampen controls tonal characteristics. Turned clockwise results in brighter tones, while counter-clockwise produces darker tones with a mellower top-end.
Drag separates the individual digital delay lines, literally dragging them through the very fabric of time and space towards an unknown event horizon from which they may never return. Clockwise “Drag” positions will gather the delay lines close together for a more reverb-like effect. Turn the “Drag” counter-clockwise, and the delay lines will begin to pull apart for a scattered ping-pong delay effect.
Reflect alters the depth of the signal, and with it the regeneration of the reverb. This acts as a feedback control and will self-oscillate. Turn clockwise for more wash and echoes, counter-clockwise for less.
Finally, the Mix control alters the balance between the input signal and the effect. The Afterneath does not go fully wet, but does lower the level of the input signal as you raise this control to create the appearance of a fully wet reverb.
The Afterneath is true-bypass, and built one-at-a-time by Earthquaker Devices in Akron, Ohio, USA.
The Afterneath uses silent relay-based soft touch switching. Audio will not pass without power.
4.75″ x 2.50″ x. 2.25″ with knobs
Earthquaker pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. They always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!
Current draw is 65 mA.