A while back, Ben Anderson of Perfect Square Electronics contacted me to see if we could do a demo of their new pedal, the Hyperslicer. Of course we were interested. The Hyperslicer is an interesting pedal that takes a ‘tremolo’ to a different place, by focusing on digitally slicing the signal path.
Analog tone digital control
After a year of research and development, weâ€™re excited to bring you, a genre-bridging effect.Â Like the future of music, it is a unique blend of the old and the new.Â An analog signal path with a digital control, the HYPERSLICER has the best of both worlds.
You can control the slice speed via the tap tempo foot switch (80-480 BPM). There is a hyperspace frequency control which controls the the degree of ‘cut’. Setting it to ‘1’ will provide 25% silence.. while max will give you 75% silence. The future time projection control adjusts the repeats of the slice. Setting this to 2, 4 or 8 and pushing the footswitch down will automatically give you that amount of slices at the time you have selected (tap temp and hyperspace frequency). Changing this value to infinite, you can hold the footswitch down for infinite slices. Both switches are momentary foot switches, so it is not true bypass pedal.
For the demo, I again enlisted the help of my good friend Jimmy Rolle. He’s playing his trusty Les Paul Custom Shop Elegant, but to change things up, he’s using a new amp, the Germino Lead 55 through a Marshall 4×12 cabinet. We used a Shure SM57 and a Fathead Ribbon mic for capturing the audio. Nothing in the signal chain between the guitar and the amp besides the Hyperslicer.
For this demo video we placed the Hyperslicer on the ground since it’s requires foot work to control the effect. It’s important to note that this demo illustrates the functionality of the slicing capability. There are a lot of creative possibilities with this pedal for sure.
You can listen to the high quality MP3 clip via SoundCloud
Please visit Perfect Square Electronics for more information about the Hyperslicer. Contact Ben for pricing and availability. I plan to include this pedal as an upcoming give away, so keep an eye out for it.