TWA launches MiniMorph Dynamic Waveshaper

From filthy filters to sizzling fuzz, the DynaMorph’s smaller sibling has it all.

TWA has released the MiniMorph Dynamic Waveshaper, a gnarly filter/distortion pedal that’s modelled after the brand’s original DynaMorph.

This diminutive stompbox is powered by an envelope-dependent drive circuit – similar to the DynaMorph’s – that links the amount and type of saturation to the input level. The circuit features a string of full-wave rectifiers, which sit behind two high-gain preamps that are set in series.

At a low drive setting, you’ll achieve sagging, fuzzy ‘burps’. Crank it up, however, and you’ll create higher order harmonics that drop in pitch as notes decay – this effect is similar to a swept resonant filter. And if you employ double stops and chords, the pedal responds with wacky intermodulation effects.

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Increasing the gain settings, on the other hand, makes the drive hit a lot harder. This results in greater compression and rich, complex harmonics with bags of sustain.

As for its other controls, the pedal features three knobs and a Mode switch. Here’s a closer look:

  • Level: Controls overall output level
  • Morph (Effect Level): Controls output level of distortion effect
  • Dry: Controls output level of dry signal
  • Mode switch:
    • Accessed via a hole on the chassis’ left side
    • Selects between two EQ curves: one fuller-sounding, the other with more high-end emphasis

Hear the MiniMorph in action below:

Retails at $189, estimated shipping by 5 March. More info at godlyke.com.

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