Fairfield Circuitry Limited Edition Shallow Water Special K-Field Modulator Chorus / Flanger Pedal, Hand-Burned
Oh, the feeling of doing things without knowing the outcome. I remember releasing the KFM thinking it wouldn't be that popular. 6 years and 10,000 units later, its creative captivation confirmed. As a way of celebrating and honoring this milestone, we wanted to do something that we have never done, and that we will most likely never do again.
Special Edition of 500 KFMs
Each enclosure hand-burned to play off the collisional possibilities of the themes of fire and water and to introduce an aesthetic aspect of chance and variation into the design process to mirror the ever wavering and often unpredictable sonics of the circuit itself.
The human manipulation of time in the burning process yields a variety of different looks and textures, some darker and more brooding, some lighter and more nuanced, making each enclosure distinct, much like the way the circuit of the KFM itself can be manipulated by affecting time in the sonic domain to produce either heavy handed shifting murk or lighter effervescent ripples of modulation, with each use case and end result shifting depending on the individual interests/desires of the user.
K-field (Simulation mathematics), an undefined, two-dimensional, non-linear field where past and future forces interact at irregular intervals. Shallow Water generates this k-field by randomly modulating a short time delay to create unexpected shifts in pitch. The result is this non-cyclical vibrato/chorus/flanger-type thing favoring old tape flavors.
The water is shallow on this side of the pool. Do not dive and you will not drown.
Notes: these pedals are individually hand-made, and each one’s appearance is individually different. The photos above may not be of the exact pedal you’ll receive. The serial number may differ, but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.