Mr. Black TrancePortal - Shimmer Echo


Mr. Black

The TrancePortal glides alone within the vast cosmos of effects and while it seems very simple to operate, it can truly throw you for a loop. The trick is to just relax, open up and let the sound whisk you away to the hypnagogic wonderland it knows best.


  • Dim the lights and light a candle. This isn’t a normal pedal, and this certainly isn’t a normal night.
  • Plug your instrument into the input jack (right side of the pedal) and your amp into the output jack (left side of the pedal).
  • Start with all the knobs set straight up and down.
  • Depress the footswitch, strike a chord and follow-up with something minor.


  • Lightly modulated echo with just the right amount of shimmer mixed in
  • Approx. 20 – 650mS echo time
  • True-bypass
  • 9VDC power (2.1mm negative center pin adapter) or internal 9V battery


  • LEVEL: Adjusts effect intensity
    • Full CCW: Dry only
    • Full CW: 1:1 mix
  • REGEN: Adjusts regeneration/decay
    • Full CCW: One repeat
    • Full CW: Long stairway
  • TIME: Adjusts echo repeat time
    • Full CCW: Short
    • Full CW: Long
  • BYPASS SWITCH: Toggles on/off
    • LED on: Ethereal-transfixion
    • LED off: cold reality.

Tech stuff:

  • Input impedance: ~500KΩ
  • Output impedance: ~2KΩ
  • Bypass: True-Bypass
  • Current draw: <60mA
  • Power requirement: 9VDC adapter or 9V battery

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