Red Panda Context 2 RPL102 V2 Reverb *Free Shipping in the USA*
The Context is a reverb pedal inspired by 1980’s rack mount
reverbs. It has 8 algorithms, including room, hall, cathedral, gated
reverb, reverse reverb, plate, spring, and a granular reverb. Version 2
adds stereo input/output, USB MIDI, fully assignable expression pedal, 3
new modes, delay plus reverb in all modes, separate high and low
frequency damping controls, modulation, dynamic reverb, and infinite
The Room, Hall, Cathedral, Gated, and Plate reverb algorithms are
updated versions of the Context version 1 reverbs, but now delay is
available in all modes. They also have separate low and high damping
controls with more range.
The modulation knob changes the amount and character of the internal
reverb modulation. It gives you a mix of different modulation types
from 1980’s and early 90’s reverbs, including chorus modulation, random
modulation that keeps the pitch stable, and deep modulated reverbs.
Holding down the shift button adjusts the modulation rate.
Reverse reverb fades in louder and brighter over time, giving the
impression of playing backwards. Modulation adds a wash of normal
The spring reverb is not a model of any specific spring
reverb. Instead, we designed a spring reverb algorithm using the
techniques and algorithms that were used in 1980’s reverbs, but with a
lot more processing power available. It gives you the chirp, drip, and
feel of a spring reverb with a slight twist. You can adjust the length
of the decay, high and low frequency damping. The modulation is tremolo
with adjustable intensity and speed.
Grain mode is a granular reverb inspired by the Ursa Major SST-282
Space Station. The SST-282 was released in 1978 and used multiple delay
taps with modulation to create reverb effects. The Context can create
ghostly reverb effects, slowly sweeping resonances, and at higher
modulation settings is a multi-voice granular processor that creates
clouds of detuned sound fragments for entirely new reverb sounds.
When the shift button is held down, the top row of knobs adjust delay
parameters. The low and high damping knobs adjust dynamics for ducking
reverb or an expander for more reverb on louder notes, with adjustable
threshold and recovery time. Holding down the foot switches gives you
two different types of infinite sustain.
One preset available on the left footswitch, 127 via MIDI or our
remote footswitch. Expression pedal/CV can be assigned to any
combination of parameters. We will also have a web-based editor for
tweaking and managing your presets.
Designed and assembled in USA. The Context 2 requires a 9 V 250 mA center negative power supply (not included).
ROOM - fast buildup, good for thickening sounds
HALL - slower buildup with longer initial delay
CATH(edral) - emulates a large, reflective space
GATE(d) - gated reverb with non-linear decay
REV(erse) - reverse reverb
PLATE - bright, dense studio plate reverb
SPRING - spring reverb
GRAIN - granular reverb
BLEND - wet/dry blend (to 100% wet)
PRE - predelay
DECAY - reverb decay
HI - high-frequency damping
LO - low-frequency damping
MOD - modulation amount and character
BAL - reverb/delay balance
DELAY - delay time
FDBK - delay feedback
v-o-^ - dynamics ducking/off/expander and recovery time
/\-_-_ - dynamics threshold
RATE - modulation rate