Iron Ether’s newest pedal is a multi-timbral analog synthesizer and octave pedal. The handmade “Subterranea” pedal features three synthesized voices that track the input pitch, two of which have selectable waveforms and a third that has its own unique sound and lowpass filter. Iron Ether says all of the voices can be mixed together to create a “massive synthesized voice” that can then be used as a master oscillator for a synth effects chain.
The Subterranea has a level control for its main octave voice as well as it octave synth voice and unison synth voice. The synth voices then each have 3-way switches to select between sawtooth, narrow pulse, and square waveforms. Its filter knob controls the cutoff frequency of a lowpass filter on the output of the original Octave signal to allow for deep dub tones up to “funky harmonically rich signals.” Finally, a Clean control adjusts the level of unaffected signal in the output.
The Iron Ether Subterranea is hand-built and etched in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s available now for $225. For more info, check out the Iron Ether website.
Iron Ether Subterranea Details:
- Multi-timbral Analog Synth/Octave
- Switchable Waveforms on Synth Voices
- Dimensions: 4.7? x 2.5?
- Power: 9 volt DC Center Negative Power Supply
- Relay-Based True Bypass
- Etched and Painted By Hand