"Echolution" sounds like it should mean the "echo revolution," and the Pigtronix Echolution series honestly deserves that title. These stompboxes aren't your Grandpa's delay pedal - they're insanely programmable and customizable, with loads of settings you can tweak to create incredibly unique sounds. With Echolution effects pedals, you get what you give: the more familiar you become with the parameters and how they behave, the more unique sounds you'll be able to coax out of them. Of course, that's just the sort of thing we've come to expect from Pigtronix, which does a great job living up to its promise of "futuristic analog tone."
Kicking things off is the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Guitar Effects Pedal, which is like the pure essence of what this series is all about. It's a fully-programmable stereo modulation delay with support for 60 customizable presets, which you can easily download and share via USB with its free application for PC and Mac. Inputs and outputs are all stereo, with a fully analog dry signal path - in fact, the 24-bit variable-clock delay line is about the only digital step in the whole process. That's one of the things that makes the Echolution series so great: instead of modeling analog delays, it uses real analog filters and non-linear saturation stages to do it all legit.
Looking for all the goodness of the Echolution 2 with even more flexibility? If so, check out the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Ultra Pro Guitar Pedal - it's like an amped-up version of the basic model with a beefier control layout that makes fine-tuning a cinch. Want even more control? Just add on the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Remote Guitar Effects Pedal for easier access to the jump and freeze functions, or to instantly call up your top 4 presets. You can also map out every knob on the Echolution 2 to your expression pedal, allowing you to warp and shape your delays and echoes on-the-fly.
It's all too easy to make the mistake of thinking a delay pedal is just a delay pedal - but the Pigtronix Echolution lineup makes it obvious that this effect can be so much more. Learn the ins and outs of one of these bad boys, and you might find your pedalboard shrinking, since Echolution will probably make some of your other stompboxes obsolete. Just add overdrive and expression to your Echolution and you'll have all the basics covered.