Chase Bliss Habit

Chase Bliss Debuts the “Half-Effect, Half-Instrument” Habit Leave a comment

Minneapolis pedal company Chase Bliss Audio has unleashed an adventurous delay-based unit called the Habit.

Advertised as a “freeform sampler and musical sketchpad,” the Habit yields traditional delays with the top three dials—Size, Level, and Repeats—and delivers up to 60 seconds of delay time. But what makes the pedal shine is its ability to record everything that passes through it on a three-minute buffer.

“Habit is a delay with a memory,” the product description reads. “It stores everything you play for later, so you can revisit and reuse sounds from the past: Gather up loops, design echo patterns, and harmonize with yourself from two minutes ago.”

With the second control line down (Scan, Spread, and Modify), you can randomly or manually scan and choose parts of the audio before customizing or using it with your playing or replacing it altogether.

Further controls include a Preset toggle, a Bypass footswitch, a Tap/Hold footswitch, and a trio of mini-toggles—“123,” “A/ Off/ B,” and “In / Out / Feed.”

“It’s a half-effect, half-instrument, and it has a workflow that doesn’t really exist anywhere else,” Chase Bliss founder Joel Korte described. “We had no idea how many things Habit would do in the end. We’re still learning them all truthfully…”

The Chase Bliss Audio Habit lists for $399.

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