Walrus Audio Julia V2 Analog Chorus/Vibrato Pedal Review (February 2024)

$219.99

Last updated on February 26, 2024 10:00 pm Details

Description

In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Walrus Audio Julia V2 Analog Chorus/Vibrato Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Julia is a fully analog, feature-rich chorus/vibrato packed with a wide array of tonal landscapes begging to be explored. Updated for 2020, Julia now has top-mounted jacks, soft switch bypassing, and updated art from Adam Forster.

Julia is able to produce mild smooth chorus, seasick vibrato, and everywhere in between. With controls like Lag, Dry-Chorus-Vibrato Blend, and selectable analog LFO wave shapes, you are able to dial in all types of classic and unique chorus/vibrato sounds; some settings give a familiar feel while others are not found on traditional chorus pedals.

A special feature of the Julia is the Lag control. The Lag knob lets you set the center delay time that the LFO effect modulates from. From smooth and tight modulation at lower settings, to warbling detune at maximum, the Lag knob adds a new dimension to the traditional Chorus/Vibrato landscape.

D-C-V KNOB

While most chorus/vibrato pedals offer a toggle to go between the two effects, we’ve provided a knob to blend between Dry, Chorus, into Vibrato (labeled dc-v on the pedal). The Dry-Chorus-Vibrato Blend changes the ratio of dry to wet signal sent to the output. At a minimum, you will hear no effect. Set it to noon for equal parts dry and wet – the traditional chorus setting. Set it to a maximum of 100% wet – the traditional vibrato setting. Explore the ground between minimum and noon for adding slight amounts of movement to your dry signal (also making Julia great on bass guitar). Explore the ground between noon and maximum for all sorts of unheard chorus/vibrato combinations.

Product Features

  • Weight: 270 g
  • Bypass with soft switch relay
  • Analog chorus/vibrato effect
  • Dimensions: 121 x 66 x 41 mm
  • LFO wave shape switch (sine/triangle)
  • Level input, output, and power sockets
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply
  • No battery operation possible: 9V DC, 100mA
  • “Lag” determines the basic tonal character of the chorus
  • Controls: Rate, Depth, Lag, D-C-V (Dry – Chorus – Vibrato)
  • The smart bypass circuit activates the effect only temporarily
  • All tonal intermediate forms from chorus to vibrato can be used
  • “D-C-V” for cross-fading between dry signal, chorus, and vibrato sounds

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Very reliable
  • LFO-sync’d LED
  • Solid build quality
  • Great sound output
  • Worth the investment
  • Lag knob to vary the richness

Cons

  • No stereo
  • A bit pricey

Walrus Audio Julia V2 Analog Chorus/Vibrato Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

Exploration is rewarded in this unique take on the analog chorus. A totally analog pedal is based on the idea that a successful chorus requires a mix of dry and modulated sound, with vibrato being the modulated signal with no dry sound.

The ‘D-C-V’ (Dry-Chorus-Vibrato) blend knob on the pedal adjusts the ratio of dry and wet (modulated) sound. It begins with a completely dry sound and transitions to a 50/50 blend for a conventional chorus around its midpoint, before ending with a completely wet vibrato at its extreme journey. Obviously, there are a slew of intricacies to be discovered along that arc if you so desire.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Walrus Audio Julia Analog Chorus/Vibrato V2 (900-1011V2)

$199.00
Amazon.com
as of January 4, 2024 10:43 pm

Pricing History

Price History for Walrus Audio Julia Analog Chorus/Vibrato V2 (900-1011V2)

Statistics

Current Price $199.00 January 4, 2024
Highest Price $199.00 November 17, 2023
Lowest Price $199.00 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$199.00 November 17, 2023

Last updated on January 4, 2024 10:43 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

13 ounces

Product Dimensions

6 x 4 x 3 inches

Country of Origin

USA

Item model number

900-1011V2

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

January 15, 2020

Voltage

9 Volts

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