Sealegs is a collection of effects centered around a true stereo multi-model delay. Tape, Bucket Brigade, and Crossfading Digital models; a saturating input drive; low- and high-pass filters; crackle & hiss generator; a multi-position 1970s-inspired reverb; internal modulators; nine CV inputs with attenuverters; three sets of ranges; clock sync/tap tempo; three unique stereo configurations.
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Mine just arrived in time for the long weekend… and a Laborious weekend at Sea it will be, Maties! Drive and Fog are unbelievable… the three models are gorgeous. Sound quality is beyond any other eurorack effect I’ve heard. The CV’able potential of Sealegs and the “grab the sliders - I am a live performance weapon” is a dream come true. My Mimeophon, Magneto and Beads are going to be quite jealous (Magneto is already displaced into a 4ms Pod34 ;-).
Interesting observation - on the back of Sealegs, the ARM chip is part of a submodule labeled, “Intellijel Backpack”. This makes me speculate that Danjel and team have some other potential ideas using the platform… a Shapeshifter replacement perhaps?
Only on evening in with Sealegs, but it was overall quite enjoyable.
A couple of observations…
When freeze was engaged (in digital mode) the audible “clicking” at the loop point in the buffer was kind of a drag. Could some type of cross fading possibly be applied to reduce this?
Now this is just my subjective observation obviously, but the volume range or curve on the noise control could be improved. At times I wished I could switch the noise into the delay path instead of it just being mixed in with the delays. Separate it seems too prominent to my ears, but hey it’s the effect I get it. Also, it would be cool if the noise could have been a modulation source!
Still exploring, but overall really nice work on a great new delay in the euro rack world!
Re #2: not entirely sure what you mean with respect to switching the noise into the delay path - if you hold alt and turn the noise knob CCW, the noise is added at the input of the delay. Maybe I’m misunderstanding?
Re: the other features, I will add them to consideration for future firmware updates.
I’ve had Sealegs for about a week now and, of course, loving it. Super deep module and lots to explore. Love how hands on it is.
Wondering is there a buffer purge or clear button (or combo) that maybe I missed in the manual? If not, it would be great if you would consider that for a future firmware update, as it’s really handy when changing settings and things get mucky for a bit. I’ve also got to make a request for adding reverse delay in the future too if possible, as I have psychedelic tendencies. Keep knocking it out of the park, you guys are on fire over there!
This is a terrific module, I really love it. Fabulous sound, and great controls - just what I was after in terms of a delay module. I have only one tiny request for a possible future firmware update. I’m finding the Color slider non-too subtle, and actually rather irrelevant to the kind of music I produce. The tape drop-outs really don’t sound attractive to my ears. Maybe in the future, we could have the option of tape saturation instead? This is the only thing I miss, if I compare Sealegs to the Strymon Magneto, and I’m surprised it isn’t provided by Color.
Absolutely love Sealegs, congrats for this amazing module ! Blends several things I love - great delay models, drive & color, reverb, noise, mod - for inspiring results and textures, kudos !
But I already contacted support with an important feature request - could you please add the possibility to disable tape model color audio dropouts ? Like @adriannewton851 pointed out, I want the tape color but not all these dropouts - they kind of hinder the textures smoothness and the experience for me. Please please It would really make the tape model much more usable to me (and probably others).
And a second feature request - would be amazing if we had a bit more variety & configuration options in the available noise types.
Looking forward to more firmware updates
Thanks in advance for your consideration & keep up the great work !
Thanks for the feedback and notes, On the Tape model there is actually not much else happening with the colour slider other than drop outs and tape catching, a majority of the “Tape sound”/saturation comes from the model itself, how it handles modulation, time and feedback.