Mythos is finally moving into the realm of echo pedals with their first-ever attempt, the Oracle Analog Echo.
The pink pedal pays homage to Japanese echo pedals and was designed by John Snyder of Electronic Audio Experiments around two reissue MN3205 chips. As for the pink, Mythos points out that “The color of this pedal is hard to capture, and all screens will display the color differently. To my eyes, it’s somewhere between a faded red and dark pink color.” So just assume it’s a pink you’ve never seen before in your life that will instantly destroy your eyeballs.
The Oracle Analog Echo offers up to 600ms of delay and allows the user to control Time, Feedback, and Mix with the additional option of a Tap Tempo and True Bypass On/Off footswitches.
“The voicing on the pedal sits kind of in-between classic analog units, it’s dark without being completely muffled and lacking clarity,” said Mythos. “I worked very hard fine tuning the taper of knobs so that everything feels right under you fingers.
“The Feedback control goes from single repeats for slap at minimum to self-oscillation territory at 1-2 o’clock. The Mix control took the longest to get right, at 12 o’clock you’re just shy of a 50/50 split of wet and dry. Using the Oracle in front of a pushed amp works great and doesn’t require the Mix knob to be set all the way down.”
The Oracle Analog Echo is available here for $259.