This was the first Kinkilin preorder, a custom version with an extra momentary footswitch for feedback (dual feedback knobs) and expression output of the LFO with range and aux knobs to sync other devices.
Showed up Monday, but got a slip and had to go pick it up yesterday.
There's an issue with the input jack, where if the cable isn't plugged in just so, the signal cuts out. It does this randomly while in use, and pretty much any time its turned on/off...and the wave/rate knobs seemingly do nothing. Maybe I'm just deaf
I got mine in and initial reviews are good. For fans of: Ezhi and Aka, Death by Audio The noise, feedback, and time controls interact in interesting ways. It can certainly get out of control if you let it. It can also be a totally normal delay if you let it. The presence control is very useful. The gain on the dry line sounds fantastic. A knobs demo would sell a million of these things.
Custom Kinkilin, exp/cv inputs for delay time, feedback, noise, mix, lfo rate and lfo amount. A quick video of the options, with an lfo controlling the mix (the switches sync the dry and delay paths to the mix for the trem/fade effect or leave them always on) and the delay time and feedback are synced to the ehx sequencer
The learning curve to this thing is steep. Getting used to the parallel signals and mixing them takes time, but it definitely is worth it. To free my mind to learn the pedal's controls a bit more I ran a loop from my CT5 through the Kinkilin and man it really shines at manipulating more dense mixes. I took a short video yesterday to share.
The thing I found tricky to figure out is that there's more of a predelay with the modulation mixed high. And the noise doesn't come on with the dry signal but crashes in with the delay so longer delay times can be jarring.