The wacky inventors at Earthquaker Devices have been experimenting once again, this time with vibrato, to create the true pitch-shifting Aqueduct pedal.
Based in Akron Ohio, Earthquaker should be on your radar as one of the most popular and brilliantly fun boutique pedal designers today. Expect the unexpected with these guys, as they're known for creating completely bonkers effects you couldn't find anywhere else.
This could be the ultimate shoe gaze effects pedals. Loads of room to manoeuvre, experiment and warp your sound. They've even appropriately nicknamed the Envelope-Controlled Pitch mode the "My Bloody Valentine setting".
The Aqueduct is packed full of eight hugely variable modes. Perfect for those who like to experiment. Easily conjure synth pulses to vintage vibrato, tactile tremolo pitch bends to touch-sensitive chorus and flanger.
You'll have several pedals-worth of effects to play with at a small pedalboard footprint cost. And there is absolutely no trade-off in quality. Earthquaker have an excellent reputation for designing authentic and extremely malleable sounds suited to your needs.
Sine, Triangle, Ramp and Square modes and more let you access a wide array of tonal possibilities. Go from subtle, organic textures to the likes of unpredictable gigantic warbles using both the random setting and the dynamic rate and depth controls.
Select momentary or traditional latching switching on the fly using Earthquaker Devices' exclusive Flexi-Switch system. Simply click on and off for traditional operation or hold down as long as you want to activate the effect, then release to active true bypass. The all-analogue dry signal path means the the Aqueduct plays nicely with other pedals.
As with all Earthquaker releases, the Aqueduct has top-mounted inputs to save you loads of space on your pedalboard.
- True pitch-shifting vibrato
- Eight different modulation modes
- Flexi-switch for latch and momentary operation
- True bypass
- Silent soft-touch switching - with all-analog dry signal path