I just saw this cool video by Premier Guitar Magazine where they interview Larry from Electro-Harmonix at Winter Namm ’11. Larry goes into some of the new upcoming pedals from Electro-Harmonix which includes the EHX Neo Mistress, EHX Killswitch, EHX Deluxe Memory Man w/Tap Tempo and the EHX Stereo Talking Machine. Some nice stuff.
EHX Neo Mistress is a true bypass flanger in a nano enclosure. Controls include feedback and rate, with a LED rate indicator.
EHX Killswitch is a momentary line selector. Clicking the switch will bring in a effects loop. You can punch in and punch out effects with this.. pretty interesting. The demo shows this pedal with a Doctor Q and uses a Freeze along side. I think “noise” guys.. will probably go ape shit for this thing.
EHX Deluxe Memory Man w/Tap Tempo – what can I say.. it’s a EHX Deluxe Memory Man.. with tap tempo.
EHX Talking Machine – A Vocal Formant Filter. Okay.. what does “Formant” mean? No worries – here is the definition: A band of frequencies, in a sound spectrum, that have a greater intensity; they determine the quality of a sound; especially the characteristic sounds of the consonants. So apparently this can mimic some vowel sounds. Hearing the demo, it immediately reminded me of Mogwai and the vocoder (I think that is what they use?).
Here is the video: