Hologram Electronics Microcosm

The folks at Hologram Electronics are starting the hype cycle on another release. Hello, Microcosm.

Industry News February 14, 2020

The folks at Hologram Electronics (Makers of the Dream Sequence and Infinite Jets) have announced another pedal.

Updated: Feb 18th. Oh god, it looks so amazing.

Microcosm rearranges and reinterprets your sound in new and exciting ways using a variety of granular sampling, delay, and looping techniques. Cascading microloops can be locked into tight tap-tempo synced rhythms, diffused into glacial ambient textures, woven into hypnotic drones, and much more.

Microcosm’s 11 groundbreaking effects (with a total of 44 preset variations) allow you to slice, stretch, rearrange, and manipulate your playing in musical ways. Tweak the sound further using Microcosm’s built-in pitch modulation, lush stereo reverb (with 4 selectable modes), and resonant lowpass filter.

When you’ve found a sound you like, the built-in stereo phrase looper can capture up to 60 seconds of your performance and even allows for layering phrases from different effects. All loops, overdubs, and settings can be saved and recalled later using the pedal’s 16 user presets. 

This seems so incredible. I cannot wait to get one of these. The pedal seems to answer a lot of the questions about previous Hologram releases. It’s stereo. It has midi controls. It seems to be a bit more focused on reuseable. For more information and to preorder microcosm ($449.00) check out the order page now.

I owned an Infinite Jets and found a ton of inspiration in it. My review of it was also the first article ever posted on this site. I ended up moving away from the pedal and into actual analog synths (Currently with a Korg Monologue and Korg MS-20, surely will expand in the future) It sounds like this release might be along the same lines as the Infinite Jets and the Dream Sequence, really powerful pedals with a ton of tonal options. I struggled with being unable to recreate a lot of the vibe from the IJ but I can see how some more experimental people would be all over that.

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