EarthQuaker Rainbow Machine V2 Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Modulator Pedal
The Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine Pitch Shifter is a whacky pedal for players who want to push sonic boundaries. You can add exciting sounds by harmonising anywhere from a 4th down to a 3rd up- and everywhere in between. This means you can go as atonal and jarring as you like. The secondary function brings in an accompanying octave for a fuller sound, while the Magic footswitch... Well, it's Magic. It brings in otherworldly, interdimensional weirdness that makes the Rainbow Machine one of Earthquaker Devices' most compelling pedals.
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- -Pitch: Controls the pitch of the harmony, from a 4th down to a 3rd up. Can be controlled by expression pedal
- -Primary: Controls the volume of the Primary pitch-shifted signal. Unity at 2 o'clock
- -Secondary: Controls the volume of the secondary pitch-shifted signal. Unity at 2 o'clock
- -Tracking: Controls the amount of lag time between the direct dry signal and the shifted wet signal
- -Magic: Adjusts the intensity of the Magic effect
- -Tone: All the way clockwise is full signal, turn counterclockwise to soften the highs.
- Power: 9V DV power supply
- Current Draw: 60mA
Extraordinary. One of the greatest pedals ever made . Much better than any review I have read gives it credit for . Even the look of it and the carton way better than most . The creators of this deserve your support.
This is mind-warblingly good fun.
Still early days. This pedal will take some getting used to! Its essentially a harmoiniser, octaver and delay in one. However, it has more control over the pitch and individual volume level of the layers. The added tracking control allows for some sweeping effects, like those applied by a digital delay. Then comes the magic! Its the wildest feedback control I've ever used! Manipulation of the pitch during tracking, with the magic switched on generates sweeping electronic synthesiser-alike effects! There is so much more to it than my description and with practice, I'm sure some of the more subtle settings can be applied to lead and soft rhytmic guitar licks to create trippy breakdowns. Plus its great for playtime! I've enjoyed combining it with e-bow, wah and whammy effects just for general fun noise-making.