Electro Harmonix Oceans 12 is the big brother of the excellent Ocean 11 reverb pedal equipped with a dual engine, stereo operation, presets and more.
Offering a small and large model is common in the guitar pedal world. For example, TC Electronic sells the well-known Hall of Fame in a small and large version. Now Electronic Harmonix does the same with the excellent Oceans 11 reverb pedal which works also great with synthesizers.
Oceans 12 sounds like this famous film with the actor “what else?” but it is the big brother of the Oceans 11 pedal with new features. Oceans 12 features two simultaneous, independent, stereo reverb engines that can be operated in series and parallel. It offers a brand new reverb effect (resonator) and includes now in a total of 12 algorithms. Further, you can save up to 24 presets and includes a new tide control for stereo image alteration, a lo-fi control, an infinite attenuation control and an input jack for expression control. Also, a 3-button footswitch control is onboard.
A Tails switch provides a choice of whether the reverb effect fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is switched to bypass. In most settings, the pedal is also capable of producing infinite reverb which can be played over with a different reverb effect.
Oceans 12 Algorithms
- ROOM – two modes: reverb algorithms modeled after a lively room and a spacious performance hall
- SPRING – two modes: vintage 1962 Fender® 6G15 tube reverb emulation and the spring algorithm from the EHX Holy Grail
- PLATE – two modes: two emulations of the smooth, metal plate reverb often used in high-end recording studios during the 1960s and ‘70s
- REVERSE – two modes: a reverse reverb effect as well as true reversed echoes
- ECHO – three modes: a digital delay with various echo rhythms feeding into a plate reverb
- TREM – three modes: a classic, periodic volume envelope with various shapes applied to both the wet and dry mix of a hall reverb
- MOD – two modes: chorus and flange reverbs that create rich reverb tails
- DYNA – three dynamic, experimental reverb algorithms: swell, gate and duck
- AUTO-INF – three modes: auto-infinite reverb (w/optional chorus or flange) that “listens” to your playing and crossfades to a new reverb wash upon detection of newly struck notes.
- SHIMMER – two modes: two configurations of a rich octave-shifted reverb wash
- POLYPHONIC – two modes: two configurable bi-directional pitch shifts that add dimensionality to the reverb tail
- RESONANT – two modes: reverb excited by tunable resonators and configurable self-oscillating filters on the reverb tail
Features At A Glance
- 2 simultaneous, independent, stereo reverb engines
- Series and parallel control for the dual reverbs
- 24 presets
- Stereo in/out or mono send/return with pre and post reverb options
- Tide Control for stereo image alteration
- Lo-fi Control
- Infinite attenuation control
- Tap tempo to set your pre-delay time, echo time and more
- Input jack for external expression and 3-button footswitch control
- Equipped with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply
The pedal was presented a little more secretly at NAMM 2020. There are not many videos, here is one where you can hear it well.
More information here: Electro Harmonix