The first thing to keep in mind about the CSIDMAN is that it completely embraces and makes no apologies for the fact that it is digital (though it does have a 100% analog dry path). Digital is the CSIDMAN’s aesthetic: as a delay pedal, it strives to reproduce echoes as true to the input as possible without filtering. When you utilize its scratched disc, stuttery, and glitchy behaviors, it is pseudo-random, yet gives you a certain amount of “control” over the randomness.
TIME Controls the echo delay line’s delay time up to 725mS, as well as the rate of the glitch.
MIX Gives you control over the wet/dry balance from 100% wet to 100% dry.
FEED Controls the amount of feedback going back into the unit.
CUTS (used in conjunction with the LATCH knob) controls the buffer memory length.
LATCH controls the relative time in a cycle that the CSIDMAN is in a latching skipping state. When full counterclockwise, it doesn’t skip, allowing you to use the pedal as a traditional digital delay. When full clockwise, the unit is stuck repeating whatever is in the buffer memory. At noon, this knob is a 50/50 balance (though random) between a skip-playback state and non-skip sample state.
Micro Vibe includes the same sinewave oscillator, incandescent lamp, and photocells, which give the original Uni-Vibe its groovy swagger. Thanks to Voodoo Lab’s dedicated, guitar playing engineers, our Micro Vibe gives you the same lush, psychedelic colors of the original, but in an ultra-compact, pedalboard friendly 9V stompbox!
?From TC Electronics:
The original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe is a highly unique, complex and gorgeous-sounding analog unit, so when we set out to recreate it digitally we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Through countless hours of meticulous side-by-side testing with the real thing and by pushing our insanely powerful DSP to its very limits, we've been able to recreate this legendary effect to a tee. You'll get all the lush, syrupy vibe tones heard on countless tracks by Pink Floyd, Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix and when you dive into that opening Machine Gun riff, we just know you'll be convinced that we nailed it.
We've poured our heart and soul into Viscous Vibe and there's no hiding that we're extremely proud of what we've achieved. Its dead-on recreations of the legendary gooey phasey goodness and thick dramatic swirls of the original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* unit already makes it epic, but then transferring it all to a high-quality compact design that won't break the bank - that just makes it epic beyond belief.
With Viscous Vibe you get the best of both worlds in a pedal that perfectly combines old analog warmth with modern-day functionality. With True Bypass for uncompromised tonal quality and stereo I/O for an ultra-wide sonic perspective, you get the perfect pedal for everybody who wants to implement classic-rock tones into their contemporary setup.
Full analog circuit, warm, deep, rich phasing tone
2 Working Modes: Vintage/Modern
Vintage: 1974 vintage phasing tone, warm and psychedelic
Modern: Modern feeling phaser, rich and deep
Full metal shell
Very small and exquisite
Input: 1/4” monaural jack (impedance: 470k Ohms)
Output: 1/4” monaural jack (impedance: 10k Ohms)
Power Requirements: AC adapter 9V DC (center minus plug)
Current Draw: 5 mA
Dimensions: 93.5mm (D) × 42mm (W) × 52mm (H)?Weight: 160g