Walrus Audio Unveils New R1 High-Fidelity Stereo Reverb Pedal

Walrus Audio R1 High-Fidelity Stereo Reverb
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Walrus Audio has expanded its popular Mako series with the new R1 High-Fidelity Stereo reverb pedal.

The impressively-spec'd R1 packs six reverb "programs" – Spring, Hall, Plate, BFR, RFRCT (Refract), and Air – that can be saved onto nine onboard presets. 

Most notable among the reverbs is BFR – which stands, literally, for “big f*cking reverb” – but the decidedly glitchy RFRCT (which features adjustable rate and depth) and shimmery Air effects also help the R1 stand out. Additionally, a volume swell can be added to any of the 'verbs for dramatic effect.

The pedal boasts a tweak control for adjusting the depth, pre-delay, and rate, plus a Tune knob that – via a three-way toggle-switch – adjusts high and low frequencies.

Other features on the R1 include 128 presets via MIDI, a sustain/latch footswitch, optional true bypass with trails, and stereo inputs and outputs.

The Walrus Audio R1 High-Fidelity Stereo Reverb pedal runs on 9VDC power, and is available now for $349.

For more info on the pedal, stop by walrusaudio.com.

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.