Long time EffectsBay friend, Ken, let me know about an interesting video that Premiere Guitar just put out that shows a sneak peek of what’s been happening at Electro-Harmonix. They have been busy working on a few new projects and are close to offering them to the public. The pedals are the Superego Synth Engine and the Crying Tone Wah.
The Superego Synth Engine is a like the Electro-Harmonix Freeze pedal but on steroids times 10. You can layer multiple frozen notes, set it to auto detect notes to freeze and has an interesting gliss feature. Also you can send the ‘frozen’ notes to an effects loop as well. Like I said, similar to the EHX Freeze pedal, but with much much more.
The Crying Tone Wah is their new take on the wah wah pedal. What’s different? No moving parts. No pots, no rack and pinion and no footswitch. Of course, I’m curious about how it works, they didn’t want to go into detail, but there must be some type of accelerometer or solenoid in there to detect the wah position. You will need to calibrate the unit (assign level and up position). Apparently, this will be a series of new styles of pedals for EHX.
I’m really curious how the Crying Tone will work, I definitely have some concerns with it. Personally, I like to put some weight on a wah and get a solid feel. Not sure if it’s going to move around on you. The cable also rocks with the pedal pedal motion, again not sure what type of impact that would have on the cables, I like my cables to never move besides my instrument cable.
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Overall, both pedals are very interesting. Love to hear your thoughts.. please comment below!