Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain V3
Dirty and vibey vintage-style delay inspired by old oil can echos.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors is based in Norman, Oklahoma. One of the main forces behind the company, Brady Smith, has played a vital role at Walrus Audio, and went his own way in 2014 with the release of echo wonder Black Fountain. Old Blood Noise Endeavors works in a boundary pushing intersection where unconventional effects mashups and features is incorporated in each product. The result is a catalog of completely unique pedals.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain Delay V3 is an upgraded version of the Black Fountain V2. Tap-tempo and subdivisions has been added, and the delay time has been expanded, which now almost reaches a full second in Modern and Vintage modes. Modern and Vintage mode emulate the echoes of units like the Fender Echo-Reverb, Tel Ray Model 10 and Morley EDL, but the Black Fountain V3 lets you go far beyond the echo potential of those classic units. With your standard delay controls like Time, Feedback and Mix and the unique Fluid control, which introduces wobbly modulation into the echoes, you can sculpt anything from vintage slapbacks, long sonar-like ambient trails, warbly fluctuating textures and short reverb-like sounds. You can even conjure gritty lo-fi tape modulation and saturation when using Vintage mode, since it’s slightly dirtier and grainer than Modern mode.
With the addition of Tap Tempo and three different subdivision modes to the pedal, it’s become super easy to keep those Modern and Vintage echoes rolling tightly in time with the music. While in Organ Mode, Tap Tempo allows you to instantly set the speed of the modulation on the fly. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Simply press and hold the Tap Tempo switch and hear your echoes stretch out into a warm sonic blanket of awesomeness, as the delay feedback momentarily gets maxed out. Great for ambient pads, reverb-like swells, sound-on-sound textures and delay drones.
Finally, the expression input has become super clever, as you can now program the heel and toe positions of your sweep. This lets you minutely change the position of either the Time, Feedback knob or both at the same time, effectively letting you jump between two perfectly preset delay tones, just by rocking your foot.
|Highlights||3 delay modes: Modern, Organ, Vintage
30-1000 ms delay time in Modern and Vintage
211 ms delay time in Organ
Tap-tempo and subdivisions
Momentary feedback (press/hold tap-tempo)
Internal volume trimpot for boost
Expression pedal input
Soft relay switching
Handbuilt in Oklahoma, USA
|Power consumption||9V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
|Dimensions||H: 5,6 cm (incl. knobs)
W: 6,5 cm
D: 12,1 cm