The R1 was one of the first pedals I bought for my new guitar rig. I'm coming off of years of rack-based or software FX, including some pro sound design ambience apps that cost three or four times more than this pedal. Reverb is important to me, and I truly doubted that I was going to find a pedal that could give me the features I wanted: a wide range from classic to weird, the ability to save presets, midi control, stereo, EQ/dirt/tone controls, and of course, great sounds. I mean, that was too much to ask of a floor pedal, right?
Mark Johnston's review pointed me at the R1 (you owe that guy some beers!) which sure looked like what I needed. I spent about a week digging into it and....I was so impressed I ordered the entire rest of the Mako line. (Plus a 385 because it's cool...) My Makos make the entire stereo wet side of my rig, on their own little pedalboard. I've never been so happy to be proven wrong!
P.S. The R1 is turning into an always-on pedal - when I'm not going big with the ambient programs, I switch to a short low-mix plate with a tiny bit of mod, just to get some stereo imaging. Great stuff!
Hey Greg! Thanks for the love. Glad the R1 is proving you wrong! Enjoy! - Walrus Audio