Dwarfcraft Devices are a bold contender in the boutique pedal arena, forging pedals that'll transport your sound to realms unknown. Their colourful array of effects, each one almost entirely distinct from the next, is designed to twist and contort your sound in unimaginable ways! All of their pedals are lovingly handmade in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the USA.
The Happiness Multi-Filter
As the name suggests, the Multi-Filter is designed with fun in mind! With a number of familiar controls, you can craft whatever weird and wonderful filtered textures and wobbles that you desire!
The Happiness boasts excellent connectivity and features - this isn't just a guitar stompbox. With a single input and output, it'll sit nicely on your pedalboard. Next up, you can connect an expression pedal in two different ways: to control the filter cutoff or to control the LFO. This means wah pedal on steroids or extra-terrestrial throb - the choice is yours!
You also have CV jack connectivity, allowing integration with synths, sequencers or eurorack gear. Take your filtered analog synth sounds to the next level with the Happiness and it's weird tonal tweaking capabilities!
Your secret weapon in this case is the unassuming Scramble switch. This breaks up your otherwise smooth filter waveforms into fragments by pausing the LFO at regular intervals. You'll hear your uniform filtered patterns turn into rhythmic stop-start textures! Ideal if you're looking for something a little more 'out there' to take your audience by surprise!
- True bypass
- DC jack - located on the upper bout of the pedal. 9V internally converts to 12V.
- Bypass - on and off!
- State - selects between three filter modes (high pass, band pass, low pass)
- Rate - controls the speed of the modulating LFO
- Shape - controls the shape of the LFO wave form. 12 o’clock is a symmetrical triangle wave. Turning either direction will skew the triangle into a ramp or saw wave shape.
- Speed - controls the rate of the “scramble” effect
- Scramble - engages the scramble effect on the internal LFO
- Freq - defines the cutoff frequency for the filter
- Rez - controls the resonance of the filter. Caution: when the rez knob is turned past 12 o’clock the filter will self oscillate at a high volume!
- Depth - this is an attenuverter, controlling the depth and direction of the lfo modulation
- Master - the volume control.
- LFO XP - expression pedal input jack used to control the rate of the internal LFO
- Filter XP - expression pedal input for the filter cutoff
- Filter CV in - happiness will accept a variety of control voltage signals via this side jack
- LFO out - the internal LFO is always available to be tapped via this side jack
- Scramble CV in - allows you to substitute another control voltage signal for timing of the scramble effect.
- Note: the Happiness pedal is designed to function best with a +/-12v standard.