EarthQuaker Devices has introduced a new vibrato pedal called the Aqueduct that utilizes a short delay line with eight modulation modes for a wide palette of tones. The eight modes include sine, triangle, ramp, square, random, envelope-controlled depth, envelope-controlled rate, and envelope-controlled pitch.
“Envelope-Controlled Pitch mode (Env P) is equipped with a wet/dry blend expanding the tonal possibilities beyond vibrato to include chorus, flanger, and tactile tremolo bar-like pitch bends,” the company writes. “We’ve lovingly nicknamed it ‘the My Bloody Valentine setting.'”
The other two controls are Rate, which adjusts the LFO speed, and Depth, which controls the LFO amplitude and intensity of the vibrato. The design has an all-analog clean signal path with an all-digital signal path. Other features include a Flexi-Switch for momentary and traditional latching-style switching, true bypass, and silent relay-based switching.
You can hear the Aqueduct on bass at the 6:55 mark in the EarthQuaker demo video:
The EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct will be available soon with a suggested retail price of $199.
EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct Vibrato Pedal Specs:
|True pitch-shifting vibrato|
|Easily conjure swampy vintage-inspired vibrato, synth-like sonar pulses, touch-sensitive pitch modulation, chorus, flanger, and tactile tremolo bar-like pitch bends from a single pedal|
|Eight modulation modes: Sine, Triangle, Ramp, Square, Random, Env D, Env R, and Env P|
|Flexi-Switch allows for momentary and traditional latching-style switching|
|Silent relay-based switching|
|All-analog dry signal path|
|All-digital wet signal path|
|Current Draw: 68mA|
|Input Impedance: 1M Ohm|
|Output Impedance: < 10K Ohm|
|USA MAP / Suggested Retail: $199 USD|
|Dimensions: 4.75″ x 2.50″ x 2.25″|
|Built in Akron, Ohio, USA.|