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Pigtronix PHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    A delay pedal in tune with the music of the spheres.

    The Pigtronix Echolution achieves the warmth and ambient saturation of the finest analog echo devices while offering the versatility and features found in high-end digital delays. The Echolution's independent tap tempo and modulation delay modes allow the musician to switch between different delay sounds on the fly. The Echolution has a maximum delay time of 20 seconds and a minimum delay time of 10ms. Designed in conjunction with effects guru Howard "Mick" Davis, the Echolution is a fusion of cutting edge analog and digital circuit design. Made in New York, USA!

    The Modulation delay operates over 3 distinct time ranges, providing easy access to a huge array of delay-based effects.

    The short setting (10ms-120ms) provides stereo chorus and rockabilly slapback sounds. The medium setting (100ms-1.2 sec) covers classic echo territory with incredibly lush modulation and rich analog sound. The long setting (1 sec-12 sec) allows for sound on sound, looping, and reverse playback as well as rhythmic multi-tap patterns and pitch bending madness.

    Multi-tap toggle switches introduce any combination of 5 additional echoes at musical fractions of the master delay time. The values of these fractions are based on quarter notes and triplets. Engaging the (PHI) switch realigns all of these fractions to values based on the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio creates a spiral rhythm that is found throughout the universe. It is observed in the shapes of galaxies, sea shells, DNA, the Egyptian Pyramids as well as in the work of many great visual artists and musicians.

    Chorus (pitch) and tremolo (amplitude) modulation of the delay signal are controlled by a single analog LFO. Independent depth controls allow both types of modulation to be blended for rotary speaker sounds and other space age effects. An Expression pedal input for changing the delay time gives the musician even further control of the Echolution's time and pitch bending capabilities. Thoughtful features include a stereo blend control that mixes the pure analog input signal with the echo signal, a Trails switch that allows echoes to fade gradually after the effect is bypassed and an input Drive control, which can push the echoes into massive saturation. True stereo outputs provide breathtaking 3D sound when used with two amps or direct into a mixer.

    The Echolution contains a Loop feature that freezes the content of the delay line and repeats the captured audio. When the loop function is engaged, all of the modulation and multi-tap functions remain active, allowing you to warp and manipulate the sample beyond all recognition and then back again to its original sonic form. The Echolution can also operate its delay line in Reverse for backward sounds that are truly psychedelic. This is old school delay style "hold" looping.

    Reverse and Loop Functions are both switchable via a 2-button TRS remote switch.

    The key to the remarkably F.A.T. sound of the Echolution is a pair of Howard Davis's proprietary non-linear filters, which reside at the input and output of our 24-bit digital delay line. This circuitry provides both the low-pass filtering characteristic of analog delays as well as the compression and soft clipping, even-order harmonic distortion that makes tube, tape and 15 volt BBD delays so responsive and pleasing to the ears.

    A variable hi-cut filter gives continuous control of the LPF cutoff frequency. Runaway Self-Oscillation can be achieved by cranking up the Feedback control. Once a sample is looped, it can be manipulated and warped by changing the delay time and multi tap settings.

    Features
    • Switchable Tap Tempo and Modulation Delay
    • Analog LFO modulation for chorus and tremolo
    • Reverse and Loop Modes with remote switching
    • 6-part multi tap with (Phi) Golden Ratio switch
    • Top quality design, components, and workmanship
    • Trails switch lets echoes fade naturally after bypass
    • Capable of self oscillation without digital clipping
    • Non-linear filters provide analog saturation
    • Pigtronix 15VDC power supply included
    • True stereo outputs

    Experience the pulse of the universe with the Echolution. Order now.

     
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    PigtronixPHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    3.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    2.0

    Had potential

    By weatherguy

    from ann arbor, mi

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    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

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      Comments about Pigtronix PHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I had high hopes for this pedal but I simply cannot use it because I cannot hear its acclaimed nice delay sounds over the immense white noise it creates. When I hook this unit from guitar to amp, there is no noise. But as soon as I connect it to my effects loop, and turn the blend knob to mix delay with the clean guitar, the white noise that is created overpowers any sort of delay sounds. So honestly, I can't really tell you how the delay tones sound, the more I turn the blend knob, the louder the white noise becomes and then I can't even hear my delay tones. Definitely sending mine back, I need it to work in the effects loop and it clearly does not, without inducing overpowering white noise. This pedal might be nice for you if you don't use an effects loop. For the huge price tag, this is not worth keeping if there is no way to use it at line level.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really worth every penny

      By Charles Bermani

      from Salem, MA

      Comments about Pigtronix PHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I am so happy with this thing. Really, I use all the features. Tap tempo and the Modulation. Both are nice. The Chorus gives you a nice old tape feel. I like the fact you can loop, and then mess with the sound, and get it back right to what it sounded like when you recorded it. The phi switch will make you write more insteresting songs IMHO. Best reverse sound. Its alot of delay, its a little delay. Its what I want when I need it.
      Yeah you can get a delay with presets, you know which I mean. But no having presets makes you learn how to use the full range of this puppy.
      Expression pedal and footswitch inputs stereo out
      Build quality is great, plus its back by pigtronix. Great company to deal with
      Yeah, its expensive. But I wouldn't trade it.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Read the Manual

      Comments about Pigtronix PHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal:

      When first looking at this pedal, my mind was blown. Too many knobs. Too many switches. Then, I went to the manual in the box. The last couple of pages have over 10 presets that you can try out on the pedal. After I tried that out, I got to making my own sounds. I could get some rich delays, which is my purpose for the pedal; but I could also get some Pigtronix Mothership-esque sounds. Cool pedal. Cool sounds.

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      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Extremely Noisey (Known Problem)

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Pigtronix PHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought one of these and returned it because there is a ton of white noise present when you turn up the blend. You could never use this pedal for recording. I did some research and found many other people complained about the same problem so it was not an isolated problem.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best Delay pedal Ever

      By Delay Head

      from new York City

      Comments about Pigtronix PHI Echolution Delay/Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is hands down the best delay pedal on the market. yea its a bit pricey, but its worth every penny. you can get any delay sound you need or want out of this pedal. i've gotten it to sound exactly like my deluxe memory man if not better. Highly recommend this pedal. spend the extra cash you won't be let down

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