Pigtronix has expanded their other-worldly effects lineup with the Mothership 2 Analog Synthesizer. Building on the original Mothership, the new pedal packs tons of features into a smaller footprint.
It has five dual-concentric potentiometers and two toggle switches. The knobs control the VCO (triangle wave), square wave, sub-octave, clean mix, master volume, glide, fine tune, dynamics, timbre, and sweep. The right switch toggles between tuning in unison, an octave up, and by interval, while the left controls the new Sync function. It slaves the VCO’s triangle and square wave oscillators to the input signal to create a pitch-locked unison sound.
“The Sync effect found in the Mothership 2 can be dialed in to create a staggering array of unique sounds using the Sweep and Timbre controls as well the on-board Glide function to achieve modulation and pitch effects that sweep from one note to another with adjustable timing,” the company writes. “An optional expression pedal / CV input can also be used to modulate the VCO in parallel with the on-board knobs and Glide function, creating “Sync Sweep” effects from another planet.”
The Pigtronix Mothership 2 will be shipping in September with a street price of $249.
Pigtronix Mothership 2 Analog Synthesizer Features:
|Three analog oscillators: Triangle, Square, Sub-octave (sine)||World's fastest pitch-tracking circuit|
|Velocity-sensitive dynamics control||Glide control for pitch-following portamento|
|Hard Sync function w/ glide modulation||TRS Expression / TS CV input (0-5V range)|
|SUB output removes sub-octave from main output||18VDC operation (300mA power supply included)|