Based on EQD Sea Machine
This circuit has been cooked up by the people from Akron, Ohio in order to achieve the ultimate versatile
chorus. From subtle, shimmery chorus sounds, to wobbly, seasick, warbly pitch-bent detuning that rocks
It’s Sea Device palette of controls, both standard and proprietary, that makes it unique – and eminently
useful for everything from understated warble and classic Leslie effects to roller-coaster pitch bends,
condensed arpeggiations, outrageous alien soundscapes, and more!
EarthQuaker Devices designed the original circuit of the Sea Machine to play nicely with the other pedals
in your signal chain without distorting, attenuating volume, or inducing mud. At Sweetwater, we tend to
prefer it placed after distortion pedals and before signal boosters.
When engaged, Sea device’s transparent buffer leaves your dry, all-analog signal crystal clear and
The controls of the Sea Device might look a bit complicated at the first contact, but actually is much
more intuitive than what it looks like.
The delay line (PT2399 LFO) controls Dimension, Animate, and Depth.
- Rate: Sets the speed of the LFO. The miniature LED will show the tempo even in bypass mode.
- Shape: From soft triangle through hard square wave.
- Dimension: Adds a slight slap-back at low levels, reverb-like ambiance at mid levels and an echoresonance
- Depth: How much the LFO modulates the delay time.
- Animate: How far the pitch shifted signal swings, lower levels equals a tighter and more focused
shift à la traditional chorus. As you increase the control a more wild and animated pitch shift
begins to emerge.
- Intensity: How much modulated signal is blended in with the dry signal.