Piano-style sustain pedal for guitars and all other melodic instruments.
- Sample, sustain and layer any melodic sounds
- Compose “impossible” song arrangements using just one instrument
- Create soundscapes and ambience without DAWs or multi-effect setups
- Transform chords into synth-like pads and beautiful textures
- Above all, get inspired for songwriting and composition on the go...
NO ORDINARY STOMPBOX
The PLUS Pedal is more than just a stomp-box – it is a vast extension of your instrument that bridges the gap between rhythm and lead parts, and lets all musicians explore completely new territories.
Besides being a powerful arrangement and compositional tool, The PLUS Pedal can also be used for creating interesting and unique sound effects that would otherwise be impossible to achieve in real-time.
Whether you are a composer, solo performer, sound designer or part of a band – the ability to instantly turn any melodic sound produced by your instrument into a layer of continuous sound will completely change the way you approach music.
REAL-TIME AUDIO SAMPLING
Unlike existing granular synthesizers and synth-pad triggers, PLUS Pedal actually runs a constant Hi-Res recording of your instrument, and once engaged, the RealTime sampling algorithm instantly creates a circular micro-loop out of the most recent audio signal produced by you.
Think of it as a smart looper that only catches the last segment of your chosen note or chord, and uses it to create a continuous sound.
The resulting layers of sustain can be practically indistinguishable from the original tone of your instrument, and you can further adjust and fine-tune the PLUS Pedal to achieve the exact type of sustain you have imagined.
What is the PLUS Pedal?
The PLUS pedal is a new kind of audio processing engine that offers piano-style sustain for electric guitars and all other melodic instruments. This is more than just a stompbox – it is a vast extension of your instrument that bridges the gap between rhythm and lead playing and lets players explore totally new territories.
How it works?
The PLUS Pedal does not generate sounds with oscillators and filters! Instead – think of it as a sort of “Smart Looper” that only catches the second half of each note or chord you play and samples that short snippet of sound into a seamless, continuous loop.
This technology called “Real Time Audio Sampling” ensures that each sustained note or chord will retain the exact character of your instrument and your playing style.
This method is also fully responsive to any playing style – create continuous layers of sustain incorporating vibrato, bends, harmonics, trills and other dynamic playing techniques. You can use the whammy bar, play with a slide or experiment with amp feedback or noises – the PLUS Pedal will capture all these tonal nuances and turn them into a continuous sound.
The PLUS Pedal can be used with all other acoustic instruments, such as brass or woodwinds, or even vocals. Use a standard microphone to produce amazing polyphony in real-time and create multiple voices.
– Full spectrum of sustain controls – 4 knobs (Blend, Sustain, Rise, Tail) allow to modify all parameters of the sustain tones
– Multiple layers allow stacking up to 5 notes or chords simultaneously.
– Unique design – a brilliant combination of a guitar stomp-box and piano’s damper pedal. The steel case will make sure it lasts, and the classy look will make it fit on any stage, from café guitarist to rock band to jazz trio.
– Two Outputs will allow you to use the PLUS with a two amplifier setup or split your effects chain.
– FX Loop allows you to link the PLUS Pedal with any other effects unit and use it to modify the Wet signal
What is it for?
The PLUS Pedal is an extension of your instrument, allowing to create multiple layers on the go. From jazz-voice leading to heavy post-rock drones – the Plus Pedal allows the guitarist to do more with the instrument! A useful tool in any context – live performances, songwriting & arrangement, creating drones, ambient soundscapes, cinematic sound effects, and much more.
It is also a fantastic tool for aural training and practicing improvisation. Instead of thinking about which scale shape fits over what changes – the PLUS Pedal focuses all of your attention on listening to the tonal relationships between the chord and the notes you play on top.
How is it different?
-The PLUS Pedal is not a looper, nor a delay or a reverb pedal – it is a whole new type of effect based on real time sampling and looping.
-unlike synth-based units – the PLUS does not produce an annoying digital-sounding tone. The PLUS Pedal’s Wet signal is built from short samples of your instrument’s output, thus preserving the character of each note you play.
-it is not just for guitars – The PLUS Pedal can be used with any melodic instrument, including saxophones, horns, trombones, violins, cellos and many more.
-The PLUS Pedal features two outputs and a separate FX Loop which lets you create very interesting combinations of pedals