US manufacturer Alexander Pedals are a determined bunch; if your guitar tone isn't warped beyond recognition, they haven't succeeded in their mission.
This zero-compromise approach has resulted in some of the whackiest stompboxes we've ever had the pleasure of experimenting with. Their latest offerings are no different: introducing the Wavelength Digital Modulator Pedal!
The Wavelength builds on the formula for the Waveland Multi-Modulator, taking an already-insane design and cranking it up a notch!
Adding extra modulation engines, tap tempo and selectable waveforms to the mix, this looks set to be one of the most enjoyable modulation pedals available on the market! Despite it's comprehensive set of features, it remains a single-unit stompbox, easily fitting into that extra space on your pedalboard.
Featuring an advanced microcontroller with presets, expression and MIDI capability, you've got 6 gloriously spacious modes to choose from:
- TRM Tremolo - this effect cycles your volume up and down for a cool rhythmic texture. Twist the Tweak control to morph between standard tremolo and harmonic vibrato. Don’t forget you can use the Level control to bump up your volume and make up for any drop you might get from the effect!
- CHO Chorus - smooth and clear chorus tones live here. Use the Tweak control to adjust the overall delay time of the effect. Low settings yield flange-like tones and higher settings result in a double-tracking effect.
- PHA Phaser - eight-stage phase goodness, chewy and thick. Crank the Tweak control to add regeneration, deepening the phase shift effect.
- FLG Flanger - ranges from subtle comb filtering to insane jet whoosh. Use the Tweak control to adjust the feedback for a sharper flange.
- VIB Vibe - photocell and lamp style vibe effect. The Tweak knob adjusts the balance and symmetry of the shift stages and the effect gets more pronounced as you increase the control.
- FLT Filter - resonant low-pass filter effect. Tweak controls the resonance of the filter. Be careful, this can self-oscillate at higher settings! Sounds killer with the Random waveform, ship ahoy!
The Wavelength successfully takes simple modulation concepts and flings them hurtling into the space-age - not for the feint-hearted!