The Context is a reverb pedal inspired by 1980’s rack mount reverbs. It has 8 algorithms, including room, hall, cathedral, gated reverb, reverse reverb, plate, spring, and a granular reverb. Version 2 adds stereo input/output, USB MIDI, fully assignable expression pedal, 3 new modes, delay plus reverb in all modes, separate high and low frequency damping controls, modulation, dynamic reverb, and infinite hold.
The Room, Hall, Cathedral, Gated, and Plate reverb algorithms are updated versions of the Context version 1 reverbs, but now delay is available in all modes. They also have separate low and high damping controls with more range.
The modulation knob changes the amount and character of the internal reverb modulation. It gives you a mix of different modulation types from 1980’s and early 90’s reverbs, including chorus modulation, random modulation that keeps the pitch stable, and deep modulated reverbs. Holding down the shift button adjusts the modulation rate.
Reverse reverb fades in louder and brighter over time, giving the impression of playing backwards. Modulation adds a wash of normal reverb.
The spring reverb is not a model of any specific spring reverb. Instead, we designed a spring reverb algorithm using the techniques and algorithms that were used in 1980’s reverbs, but with enough DSP power to drip and feel like a spring tank. You can adjust the length of the decay, high and low frequency damping. The modulation is tremolo with adjustable intensity and speed.
Grain mode is a granular reverb inspired by the Ursa Major SST-282 Space Station. The SST-282 was released in 1978 and used multiple delay taps with modulation to create reverb effects. The Context can create ghostly reverb effects, slowly sweeping resonances, and at higher modulation settings is a multi-voice granular processor that creates clouds of detuned sound fragments for entirely new reverb sounds.
When the shift button is held down, the top row of knobs adjust delay parameters. The low and high damping knobs adjust dynamics for ducking reverb or an expander for more reverb on louder notes, with adjustable threshold and recovery time. Holding down the foot switches gives you two different types of infinite sustain.
One preset available on the left footswitch, 127 via MIDI or our remote footswitch. Expression pedal/CV can be assigned to any combination of parameters. We also have a web-based editor for tweaking and managing your presets.
Designed and assembled in USA. The Context 2 requires a 9 V 250 mA center negative power supply (not included).
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Last Updated: March 27, 2018
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great pedal ! i love it, cool for experimenting and for a simple reverb too!
Red Panda has done an incredible job here!
The context v2 competes with all the more expensive big box reverb pedals; Red Panda packed incredibly lush algorithms and plentiful features in a small enclosure and provided stereo compatibility.
Will never get rid of this pedal
I've owned my fair share of reverbs and for what you're getting in terms of sounds, the connectivity and the ease of use, it's absolutely right there with the best.
Red Panda has done an excellent job and I can't wait to see what they do next!
Great all around reverb. There are multi-reverbs out there that have one or two good modes, and I've tried a lot of them - the Digitech Polara, the TC Electronic Hall of Fame, the MXR M300, and the Walrus Fathom. Each of those pedals had modes I liked and modes I wasn't as impressed with. The Context is almost a combination of all of the best modes of all of the other reverbs I've tried. Plus, with the modulation and long decay, you can go from "normal" reverb all the way to ambient. The Context also has pre-delay and high and low frequency damping controls are sometimes on multi-reverbs and sometimes not. Another feature it has - it's a stereo pedal (with adapters). It is nice to have all of these features available here.
The other great thing is that every single one of the reverbs can have a digital delay added via the secondary controls. On some pedals, accessing secondary functions is a huge ordeal - not so here. You just hold the shift button and you can access the secondary controls. It's very easy to add a delay to the reverb, which is really great.
The Context also has a few unusual modes - grain, which is something you kind of have to hear to understand, gated, and reverse. It does not have a "shimmer" mode, but to be honest, you can find a ton of nice sounding shimmer reverbs out there and if you turn up the modulation on the hall, cathedral, or plate modes, it is just as good as a shimmer mode.
All in all, I am very happy with the features and sounds out of this pedal and I can't think of a situation where you could not use this reverb.