NAMM 2016: Hungry Robot Karman Line

Hungry Robot have announced the Kármán Line, a joystick delay and oscillation device designed with experimental musicians in mind.

The base of the pedal is a delay that is heavily filtered and becomes darker with every successive repeat. Though the delay is digital, its voicing is heavily influenced by the dark repeats and degenerative decay in delays like the DM-2 which is known for its beautiful self-oscillation. It also boasts an LFO driven, analog modulation for vinyl-esque warping.

The Y-Axis of the joystick changes the delay time (up to 1000ms) and the X-Axis controls the modulation rate. The Kármán Line employs a delay chip that makes an audible warping noise when you change the delay time for very interesting results, especially when the delay is driven into self-oscillation.

The right footswitch is called "Launch" switch. When you turn this on, it automatically overloads the circuit with out-of-control ramping oscillation. Because of the unique characteristics of the delay chip, manipulating the joystick gives you some out-of-this-world alien sounds. The Kármán Line has a secondary mix knob that replaces the primary mix knob when the Launch switch is activated.