Source Audio launches the Ultrawave Multiband Processor for space-age guitar and bass sounds
Showcasing the potential of overdrive, fuzz and tremolo this pedal delivers a whole new array of quirky sounds.
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Source Audio bring a whole new range of futuristic effects to the table by using an approach known as “multiband processing” on the Ultrawave. This process splits the frequency spectrum of a guitar, bass, or synthesizer into multiple frequency bands, giving each its own array of adjustable parameters.
The pedal allows you to split the signal into 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, or 10 frequency bands and apply any of the band splitting options to a collection of overdrive types, including Tube, Diode, Foldback (a method of distortion often heard in the world of synthesizers), Octave Up, Negative Flip Diode, and more.
Some of the most interesting features include 37 different tape splitting options, 44 distortion types, detailed LFO functions, an 8-band graphic equalizer and sound morphing. Making the most out of this pedal is easy as all controllers can be assigned other functions and for those seeking simplicity, the Ultrawave offers a vast amount of presets, all with their own scientific-themed names and alienistic effects, including the unusual stutter pulse, which gives your bass a 90’s space invader video game effect.
The Ultrawave brings a new field of experimentation and delivers interesting results when played around with on pitch beds or slap bass. The Morph feature also allows players to smoothly transition from one super-charged tone to another with an external expression pedal, LFO, or envelope follower.
On top of all of this, the brand’s Neuro Desktop Editor or app will allow those with the pedal to edit sounds and manage presets as well as sharing their own and downloading those crafted by others through the cloud.
Find out more about the pedal at sourceaudio.net.
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