Earthquaker Devices has launched a new pedal called Pyramids. Built around the same DSP architecture as their Avalanche Run, the new stompbox is a stereo flanger with tons of features packed in.
“Pyramids [features] five user-definable presets (a first for any EarthQuaker Devices pedal!), eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the Rate & Tap mini-toggle, a multifunction Modify control, positive and negative feedback, and a variable Mix control, which is something you don’t see on a flanger every day,” Earthquaker writes.
The flanger modes include Classic, Through-Zero, Barber Pole Up, Barber Pole Down, Trigger Up, Trigger Down, Step, and Random. The sounds can be tweaked with Manual, Rate, Width, Feedback, and Modify controls. It also has an expression input and side chain flanging for more possibilities.
Check out the review/demo from PedalsandEffects.com, where Juan Alderete tries it out on his fretless starting around the 8:45 mark:
The Earthquaker Devices Pyramids is available now for $299.
Earthquaker Devices Pyramids Stereo Flanger Pedal Features:
|Five user-definable presets|
|Tap tempo subdivision via the Rate & Tap mini-toggle|
|Multifunction Modify control|
|Variable Mix control|
|Positive and Negative feedback|
|Eight flanger modes|
|Expression control over “Manual” control available in all modes|
|Side Chain Flanging allows the effect to be triggered by an external control source in Trigger Up and Trigger Down modes|
|Stereo inputs and outputs for flexible routing|
|“Activate” footswitch features EarthQuaker Devices’ exclusive Flexi-Switch™ technology|
|Silent relay-based switching|
|All-analog dry signal path|
|All-digital wet signal path|
|20Hz - 20kHz frequency response|
|Current Draw: 425mA|
|Includes 9v DC power supply|
|24-bit 96kHz A/D & D/A converters|
|S/N Ratio: 115dB typical|
|Input Impedance: 1M Ohm|
|Output Impedance: 100 Ohm|