Csidman Glitch Pedal
Csidman Glitch Pedal
Digital effect. 725ms delay time.
It seems that given enough time the most undesirable Lo-Fi effects of sound engineering become desireable; distortion, feedback, wow and flutter. Why not glitch?
Those of us who remember compact disks remember they would briefly fail and Cut out if the player was bumped. And if the disk were scratched the music would studder. These failings of the compact disk were the inspiration for Catalinbread's Csidman, a delay that cuts its own signal at your design.
Gives you control over the Wet/Dry balance from 100% wet to 100% dry.
Controls the amount of feedback
(Used in conjunction with thw latch knob) Controls the sample rate, the relative speed that the Csidman skips
Controls the relative time in a cycle the Csidman is in a latching skipping state. When fully counterclockwise it doesn't skip, allowing you to use the pedal as a traditional delay pedal. When fully clockwise the unit is stuck repeating whatever is in the memory address. At noon the unit is in a 50/50 balance (though random) between a skip-playback state and a non-skip sample state.
controls the echo line delay up to 750ms.
As some who grew up in the early 2000s with the hell that was CD, I can testify that this expertly replicates the maddening sound of a CD that was scratched up from over use. It might not be an orthodox sound but if you're creative this will be an awesome tool.
Normally I'm not a fan of pristine digital delay but when you see this pedal for what it is, this works perfectly.
Of course this is a glitch delay but where it shines is when you treat it as a straight modulation pedal. Crank the delay time to zero and you get real time glitching. But raise the time slightly and crank the glitch and you actually get a nice chorus but unlike any other you'll find on the market.
I love the it for slapback to. This pedal is perfect for writing science fiction music or just as a way to come up with new and inventive techniques.
While a little hard to get the same result out of all the time, the Csidman isn't about predictability. I used it to glitch out vocal samples with very good results. Also was nice to add movement to an ambient pad. What I found best if this pedal slams into a short delay or echo to give a more robust sound. Highly recommend this for that creative spark.