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Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Latch, Momentary and Auto modes
  • Speed/Layer, Gliss, Dry and Effect knobs
  • Footswitch
Description & Specs
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    $285.21
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A synth engine that performs fluid glissandos, and creates oscillator like synthesizer effects.

The Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Engine effects pedal is a new and unique product that combines elements of sampling, synthesis and infinite sustain. The Superego allows you to freeze sound, gliss between frozen tones, layer sounds and place an external effects loop on only the effect. In addition, the Superego can detect new notes or chords and sustain them automatically without requiring you to step on the footswitch. It even lets you tweak attack and decay, or use its effects loop to invent novel synth patches.

The Superego has three modes: Latch, Momentary and Auto. A toggle switch at the center of the Superego chooses between the three. Momentary mode is not labeled in the artwork; it is the center (or eye) position of the 3-position toggle switch.

Features

  • Latch, Momentary and Auto modes
  • Speed/Layer, Gliss, Dry and Effect knobs
  • Footswitch

Indulge your synth-ful desires.

 
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Electro-HarmonixSuperego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Performances (5)
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    4.0

    Ambient Bliss

    By jarofkla

    from Virginia

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Great sounding pedal! I have it routing through a stereo right signal to sit underneath my guitars primary chain. I use a cheapo multi effects processor in the effects loop to generate different sounds with chorus, phaser, flanger, etc... The Auto mode is a bit touchy and requires a forceful pluck/strum to engage. I tried a boost in front of it and got better results. All in all I am pleased with the additional tones I can create. If you are into ambient soundscapes this unit (with the addition of a chain in the effects loop) can really generate a fine texture. Drone on!

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Some nice features!! Just not for me!!

      By JohnnyDX3

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I liked the effects and impressive sounds; however
      the access to some of the sustain requires using
      the footswitch while playing. This isn't the most
      user friendly pedal in that it requires constant
      foot pedal touching to acquire the desired sound.
      The 'auto' mode is just ok! Maybe good to use in
      home studio for added effect while practicing. Too
      busy to use in gig setting!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great compact synth

      By burndar

      from Pittsburgh, Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great pedal, at dryer settings it adds depth to my tone that iv been looking for. At real wet settings it can be kind of hard to reign in but once you dial it in it sings. As always the freeze technology is insane.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Tracking, great sound!

        By Mark

        from Lawrence, KS

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Adds Ground Crackle

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal:

        It requires a hot signal to initiate the effect. Pick players (guitar/bass) will have better luck. Bass finger players will have to dig in pretty hard. If you play with varying physical dynamic range, soft touch to hard, you may find you have to refine your style when using this effect. I play extended range bass and it works best for me immediately after my floor preamp and before the EH Epitome and Line6 M13. The floor preamp levels the signal output so the unit responds more predictably. Note: THE EFFECTS LOOP DOES NOT FUNCTION UNLESS THE UNIT IS ENGAGED. I knew this before buying, it was in the online user instructions. I had to try it anyway and it is true. Once familiar with the controls, one can get wonderful sounds. Not bad at polyphonic playing either.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simple pedal that adds body 2 ur sound!

        By jdogbig1

        from Newport News, VaA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean
        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Simple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Backing
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is perfect for the jamming lead soloist that is looking for that extra body to their overall tone. Many youtube demos feature guys playing David Gilmour style solos over top of resonating sustained chordal tones which is perfect for any lead ins or song transitions. I have used it live with a fellow guitarist who sings and plays rhythm and found it a perfect way of adding a little body to round out the overall sound. Playing mostly lead myself, it is very easy to change keys and keep soloing at the same time while on the fly. I primarily use the first (far left setting) to latch and keep that steady tone, but found the auto (far right) useful for some unique recording tones. The middle setting is a temporary hold, I honestly never use it. The control knobs are dummy proof and blending your clean and effect volumes is flawless. A very clean pedal I must say and I use it at the end of my pedal train. (BOSS ME-70 -> BOSS loop station->Superego). Unlike some boutique pedal, this one comes with its own power source which is relatively small on your power strip. Overall lightweight but durable construction. A great find and I'm looking forward to years of use!

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          (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Low cost MOOG effect.

          By LARS

          from Cleveland Area in Ohio

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • New sound
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • No memory

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Creating hysteria
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Superego Synth Guitar Effects Pedal:

          when Moog released the MOOG guitar a few years ago, I thought "OH well, another expensive piece of gear I can not afford." This does not encompass everything the Moog does, but it does accomplish the sound I was searching for, namely infinite sustain. The unit allows a player the ability to add notes on top of another to create a large droning chord. It also has a mode to have notes cancel each other in succession as new notes are played. I especially like to run effects after the signal path(and some before it) to see how many new sounds I can get. EH has been adding memory slots on some of their newer units. Perhaps a dozen or so slots to store sounds would improve an already great product. This is a lot cheaper in price than a Moog guitar, but encompasses some it's attibutes.

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