If you are a bass player you would most likely at some point thought about getting a synth pedal. While there are a fair few on the market not many of them are as simple to use or as versatile as the Markbass Super Synth. Not only is this pedal an incredible synth but also an octaver as well which you can switch to instantly using its own dedicated footswitch.
The Super Synth comes loaded out of the box with a wide range of very cool synth presets. This allows the controls on the unit to be very simple if you just want to plug in and get playing. If however you want to dig in more to the sounds available in the Super Synth just plug it in to your computer via USB and use Markbass' software to create your own presets.
One of the most common synth style effects used for bass is using both octave up and down at the same time. To make sure you can quickly get to this option without needing to go through all 12 presets Markbass have included a dedicated footswitch for this mode. With separate octave up and octave down controls as well as a wet/dry blend you can dial in the exact tone you want.
Here's what Markbass say about the Super Synth
The SUPER SYNTH turns your bass into a synthesizer—with seriously cool sounds and no tracking delay! It also doubles as a digital octaver, with both octave up and octave down layers. The parameters of the pedal’s presets can be modified using the Markbass Pedal Controller software. Simply install the software, connect the pedal to your computer using a USB cable, modify the presets as desired, and then load them back onto the pedal. Like all our pedals, this unit features true bypass.
- Input: 1x ¼” mono jack
- Input Impedance : 200 Kohm
- Outputs : 2x ¼” jack mono (mono L , stereo L+R)
- Presets : 12 (user modifiable)
- Gain: -10 ÷ +16dB
- CUT FREQ (Synth Mode) : 70 ÷ 14000 Hz
- TONE PRESETS: seven factory presets (1-7) / one user presets (8)
- Power requirements: DC Input: +12 VDC / 550 mA minimum
- dimensions: 6.7" x 5.7" x 2.4" / 170 x 145 x 60 mm
- weight: 1.61 lb / 730 g