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.
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.