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Way Huge’s Atreides is an analogue “Weirding Module” with fuzzy synths galore

It also packs a sub-octaver and phaser.

Way Huge Atreides

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NAMM 2021: Way Huge has announced its latest pedal, the Atreides, an eclectic combination of analogue synth and fuzz, with a wide array of parameters to experiment with.

The pedal features four main effects: a synth engine inspired by the 80’s Electro-Harmonix Mini Synthesizer, a built-in fuzz, a sub-octaver and a phaser.

The slider controls let you shape the synth’s envelope, adjust the amount and brightness of the fuzz, introduce up to two octaves of sub-frequency information and set the speed of the phaser. Besides that, there’s a true-bypass footswitch to engage the effect.

When used together, the effects offer a smorgasbord of guitar tones ranging from resonant octave fuzz to fluid, phasing synths.

The pedal is referred to as a “Weirding Module” as a nod to a contraption from the 1984 David Lynch movie adaptation of Dune. In the sci-fi flick, the Weirding Module was a weapon that could turn certain sounds into attacks.

On Saturday (16 January), JHS owner Josh Scott shared an extensive demo of the Atreides through the JHS Pedal YouTube channel. Check it out below:

The Way Huge Atreides is available for pre-order now at $285.70.

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