NAMM 2020: Meris and Chase Bliss announce the CXM 1978 Reverb

When Two Pedal Giants Collide

Days after the release of their Preamp MKII Automatone, a nifty EQ/preamp/fuzz box with motorised faders, Chase Bliss have announced that they're using the same design in a new collaboration with Meris for the CXM 1978 Reverb.

Based on the classic Lexicon 224 reverb unit, the CXM 1978 features an incredible 32 bit AD/DA audio conversion, and utilises moving faders for presets and MIDI control. There's three crispy algorithms on offer - Hall, Room and Plate, while a LoFi mode can also be engaged for some dark, vintage digital tones. 


Elsewhere, the CXM features an adjustable decay crossover to let you enjoy a fully shapable reverb tail, while an expression pedal can be used to remotely control all faders. In a post to their socials today, Chase Bliss described what to expect from the illustrious collaboration, saying "Using Chase Bliss Automatone’s robust industrial housing and Meris pro-audio level sound design, the CXM 1978 offers a modern take on its inspiration. Armed with 3 massive algorithms, CXM 1978 takes your guitars and synths to lush new soundscapes."



Check out the teaser trailer above, and stay posted to Mixdown for more details on when to expect to see these in stores. 


Meris is distributed in Australia via Studio Connections.