Zeppelin Design Labs, known for its avant garde approach, has released a new pedal, the Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo.
Available as a regular pedal and a DIY kit, the stompbox is a digitally controlled trem pedal with an all-analog signal path and a multitude of controls.
The coolest aspect of the Quaverato is its capability to toggle between a harmonic trem (out-of-phase) or a traditional trem (in-phase) via a two-way switch. In the former setting, the high and low frequencies are modulated independently; this creates a depth and vibrato-like effect. Conversely, the in-phase tremolo delivers a shallower yet richer sound with greater emphasis on pulses.
The other controls give the pedal further range and versatility. The “Harmonic Mix” knob allows the user to adjust the modulation depth of the high and low frequencies. Tweaking this can yield some trippy effects. The “Volume” knob, on the other hand, offers a 15 dB boost that can come in handy if you want thicker tones.
Other notable features include tap tempo, tempo multiplier, rate and depth controls, selectable LFO wave shape, and relay-controlled true-bypass switching.
The brand also promises a MIDI upgrade kit that’s arriving later this year, so keep an eye out for that.
Listen to the pedal here:
The DIY kit lists for $89 while the ready-to-play pedal lists for $189. More information at zeppelindesignlabs.com.