Custom & limited edition of the micro sampler / granular texture generator pedal.


Based on the original reVOLVER II  device this version of the pedal features a longer 4 seconds sample buffer and a new set of working modes aimed at generating many types of repeated or randomized drone sounds.

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Controls:

  • SPEED: depending on the  working mode, this knob controls the play speed of the sample (=pitch), self retriggering rate or it's range in the randomized mode. More detailed despription is shown in the table below.
  • TIME: sample buffer maximum size, range from 20ms to 4 sec.
  • MODE: working mode selector, there are 8 different modes available. See the table below for details of operation.
  • TONE: filter control for the wet (sampled) signal. Range from lowpass, through flat to highpass.
  • EF. LEVEL: wet signal volume control.
  • DRY: (toogle switch) adds or mutes the original (dry) signal.
  • CAPTURE: (footswitch) used to capture a new sample or to start the automatic retriggering.
  • ON-OFF: (footswitch) sets the pedal into bypass mode or plays the last recorded sample.
  • INPUT GAIN: (internal switch) allows to adjust the input gain of the pedal to match the incoming signal level, settings: Line or Instrument.


Capturing the sample:

  • Set the desired maximum size of the sample buffer with the TIME knob.
  • Press the CAPTURE footswitch and hold it down, the new sample will be recorded.
  • Release the CAPTURE footswitch to stop the recording. Pedal immediatelly starts to play the sample. This option allows to record a shorter sample than the maximum buffer length setting (TIME knob).
  • If the CAPTURE footswitch is held down and the available sample time is up, pedal automatically stops the recording and goes into play mode.

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Working modes table:

Mode

Speed setting

Speed dead zones
(semitones)

1

Glitch - momentary "Capture" footswitch action

0-50% Forward play

50-100% Reverse play

None

2

Speed Up - Slow Down

0-50% Slow down rate

50% Full stop

50-100% Speed up rate

-12, -9, -5,
0, +3, +7, +9, +12

3

Ping-Pong: play direction is flipped at the end of the sample

0-50% Stop - Normal

50-100% Normal - 2x

-12, -9, -5,
0, +3, +7, +9, +12

4

Random Direction: play direction is flipped at random points

0-50% Stop - Normal

50-100% Normal - 2x

-12, -9, -5,
0, +3, +7, +9, +12

5

Random Auto: pedal retriggers itself at randomized rate

Retrigger time randomness

None

6

Auto: automatic self retrigger at
a constant rate

Retrigger time

None

7

Stop - 2x

0-50% Stop - Normal

50-100% Normal - 2x

-12, -9, -5,
0, +3, +7, +9, +12

8

1x - Reverse

0-50% Normal - Stop

50.100% Stop - Reverse

None

Technical info:

  • sample time: 20ms - 4s,
  • 470k input impedance,
  • below 1k output impedance,
  • "old school" digital audio system,
    12bit @ 32kHz, heavy antialiasing filtering
    and companding for low noise,
  • 9V DC, 90mA power, regulated adapter only. 5.5/2.1mm center negative plug.
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Demo videos / Sound Samples: