SUBDECAY Octasynth - € 169,00 NEW
Bask in the illuminating glory of the Octasynth!!! Taste the synthy goodness! This pedal with streamlined controls converts your guitar signal in to three octaves of square waves singing in unison, then sends them through a resonant filter. The end result is reminiscent of a vintage analog synthesizer or in some cases a malfunctioning analog synthesizer.The Octasynth reacts to your guitar and playing style. Tracking is usually best with the neck pickup. For some guitars it may help to roll the treble back a little too. Some experimenting with your playing style may be needed to really get full use out of this pedal. Palm muted runs can yield anything from funky bass stabs to staccato sequences. Let the notes ring for some sub bass thump or dreamy filter sweeps.
The Octasynth takes a blunt instrument approach to create synthesizer sounds. The filter is controlled by the depth knob and how hard you pick each note. As a note fades away the filter sweeps lower and lower. This can trail notes off gracefully with the right settings and playing style.
The Octasynth is 100% analog. The Octasynth is MONOPHONIC. It will only track one note at a time. Power chords can sometimes create a musical, but glitchy effect. Diminished 9th chords not so much. They just splatter and make a mess. Don't try this on the carpet.
The Octasynth's controls are tailored to creating a sound quickly. No endless tweaking required.
Blend - A mix control for 3 octave voices. To the left, two octaves down. To the right, one octave. In the center a mix of all three.
Depth - The range of the filter. As this knob is turned to the right each note you play pushes the filter cutoff frequency higher. This control can be a bit touchy, especially in the lower range. When turned all the way down the filter stays below audible frequencies (i.e. there will be no sound at all.) It needs to be turned up at least a little bit for any audible effect. This design allows the filter to trail off to ultra low frequencies, which can make notes trail off gracefully rather than sputtering out.
Res - Resonance/Feedback for the filter. Turned to the right the cut off frequency of the filter is intensified. Turned all the way to the right the filter will approach near oscillation.
Level - Total output volume.
The Octasynth is tuned for electric guitar. We do not recommend the Octasynth for use with Bass guitar.
SUBDECAY Quasar Deluxe - € 269,00 NEW
Return of the Phase
The Quasar DLX is back in black. The original LFO waveforms return, with improvements in the phaser’s tone and usability.
Like many classic designs the heart of the Quasar DLX mkII is an analog 4 stage OTA based phaser. This phaser is made special by the features and functionality possible only with digital control. Eleven LFO shapes ranging from the tried and true sine and triangle waves to random sample/hold and even an argyle waveform. (Yes you read that right! Argyle!)
A phaser to control the world!
Control the LFO speed in three different ways. You can control the modulation speed by tap tempo, or hold down the tap switch for manual control and engage the DUAL ACTION SPEED KNOB. (Watch the demo to learn about the D.A.S.K.) The speed ranges from a 45 second sweep up into ring modulation territory at nearly 300hz.
An expression pedal can also control the speed, or manually sweep the phaser like a wah.
Turning the color knob to the right increases the intensity of the phasing. When turned fully to the right it starts to sound similar to an early 80s Roland style Low pass filter. The color knob can have a dramatic effect on the output volume. Luckily there’s a volume knob too!
- - Tap tempo phaser with 8 ratio settings for easy set up live.
- - Dual action speed control in manual mode. Turn the speed knob all the way up and then back for faster speeds in to the audio range.
- - 11 LFO shapes make phasing go from classic to discombobulated with endless possibilities.
- - Expression pedal input lets you control modulation speed, or manually control the phaser sweep like a wah pedal.
- - External volume control to balance level when the effect is on.