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Pigtronix EP2 Envelope and Rotary Phaser Pedal Reviews

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  • from August 15, 2016

    Pigtronix EP2 Envelope and Rotary Phaser Pedal

    As Old School Guitar player this new type of gear is crazy, but it help out so much! Who said old musician can't hang with the new?...lol

  • from May 2, 2016

    Awesome

    This product is amazing a little confusing and havent figured it all out but the sound i got was amazing

  • from United States January 11, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    Wow

    Chewy psychedelic goodness!

  • from Naperville, IL July 10, 2012Music Background:
    guitar player

    killer pedal

    Not just for funk players. The pedal has 2 separate functions, envelope or LFO, and they can be blended. All kinds of Leslie effects are possible, as are phased auto and swept wah sounds. Again, these can also be blended. It's pretty slick. The manual is also brilliant, kudos to the Pigtonix guys, they walk you thru the pedal knob by knob, and you really get a feel for the possibilities. I also got the 2 way expression pedal. I use one side to control the LFO speed, and the other side to sweep the Envelope, essentially a phasewah sound. Stellar pedal.

  • from Moonachie, NJ USA January 23, 2014Music Background:
    Mastering Engineer and Musician..

    Pigtronix EP2 Envelope and Rotary Phaser Pedal

    I was looking for an envelope follower for my guitar rig and went for this on my sales tech's advise, Excellent! Very impressed with owner manual settings. Then sat for hours dialing in , playing and enjoying!
    I highly Recommend the EP-2.

Reviews

  • Mitch Gallagher
    10-28-2011

    There's a familiar slogan that was used by Apple in the late '90s: "Think Different." Pigtronix is another company that could just as easily use that slogan. Founded by guitar players who wanted to create unique analog effects pedals, Pigtronix makes a line of pedals that at first seem familiar, but the more you dig into them, the more you find those twists and quirks that set them apart as truly unique tone tools for creative musicians. (Note: I said musicians, not just guitar players -- these pedals are useful in all sorts of studio and live applications.)

    I received a large box containing all 11 of Pigtronix's pedal offerings. I've checked out demos of the pedals before and have been very impressed, but I have to admit that I wasn't prepared for just how much fun these pedals can be. The company's products break down into a few broad categories:

    Gain/Distortion -- These pedals include the brand-new Class A Boost, a clean boost/preamp pedal; the Aria, a diode-based overdrive with a 3-band EQ; the PolySaturator, a multi-stage distortion with a 3-band EQ; and the Disnortion, which provides fuzz and overdrive wired in parallel, along with an octave-up effect. Each of the pedals provides a different take on overdrive or distortion. Both the Aria and the PolySaturator cover the more "conventional" sounds, with the added EQ capability. The Disnortion can take you in entirely new directions.

    Compressor/Sustainer -- Both the Philosopher's Tone, a compressor/sustainer with built-in distortion, and the Philosopher King, which combines a sustainer effect with an envelope generator, can give you tons of sustain and dynamics control, while also allowing those little "extras" that can give you a signature sound.

    Modulation -- The EP2 Envelope Phaser and the Tremvelope provide a new take on their respective effects, with much more dynamic control over the sounds produced. If you really want to "play" your mod effects, you can do it with these boxes.

    Delay -- The Echolution is an incredibly advanced multi-tap delay that gives you tons of control. If you can't get the delay effects you want with this pedal -- from a single repeat to a wash of stereo rhythmic taps -- the problem isn't with the pedal!

    Synth -- The Mothership is a crazy pedal. It can create synthesizer-type sounds without requiring a special pickup or a modification to your guitar. It can also reach into the extremely wacky world of ring modulation for totally off-the-wall sounds. If you're looking to push the boundaries of what guitar can do, the Mothership is the one for you.

    Studio -- Why relegate your pedals solely to guitar? With the Keymaster, you can easily interface your pedals with your studio gear for a wide range of processing possibilities on your recorded tracks. But you can do even more than that. The Keymaster has series and parallel loops as well as a crossfade control for blending effects. It's a super-versatile routing solution for your pedalboard too.

    To sum up, I love these effects. They all sound great in the conventional sense, but then there's always that unique Pigtronix twist that opens up new tonal vistas. These are awesome creative tools.

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