This envelope filter is rad! I think that is the only way I can start with this. After talking about the Electro-Harmonix Micro POG, I got routed into Electro-Harmonix stuff, yet again. But I ended up at the Riddle: Q-Balls Envelop Filter. I’ve always been slightly intimidated of envelop filters, worried that I would succumb to the dark side of guitar craziness and becoming a noise machine, but holy cats, I came across this video that is AWESOME.
Here are the specifics about the pedal:
The Electro-Harmonix Riddle is a powerful and precise envelope filter fine-tuned for guitar frequency response. Riddle will deliver tight and smooth control over the complete 80 Hz to 5 kHz range, with a consistent and even sweetness. Need some edge? Engage Riddle’s analog distortion and dial in anything from subtle bite to dominating crush. You can even plug in an optional expression pedal to control the filter sweep with your foot. With the ability to adjust Q, sweep range, and filter type, you’ll also wind up with of the most versatile wahs available.
Envelope controlled filters are a unique type of sound modifier where the intensity of the effect is controlled by the user’s playing dynamics. The volume and dynamic of the incoming audio signal is used to control a swept filter. As the volume increases or decreases so does the frequency of the filter. With 3 selectable filter modes, along with START, STOP, ATTACK, DECAY, Q and SENSITIVITY controls, all of the classic Q sounds are available to the user.
Electro-Harmonix Riddle Envelope Filter Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
- 80 Hz to 5 kHz frequency response tailored for guitar
- Optional expression pedal control
- Fully-analog circuit
- Switch selectable analog distortion designed for guitar
- Start and Stop sweep control
- Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass filter select
- Start and Stop for filter sweep and Q control
- Separate Dry and Effect outputs
- 9.6VDC 200mA power supply included
This pedal is available for $189.00 + shipping at Musician’s Friend. They’re offering ‘We Will Beat Any Price Guaranteed’ for this pedal, and that’s a good thing since it’s currently on sale at Amazon for $168.97 w/Free Shipping.
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