Way Huge WHE900 Atreides Pedal
Overview by GAK
If you’re in the market for a fun and organic way to transform your guitar or bass into a synth-y riff monster - the Way Huge Atreides should be at the top of your list.
A Kaleidoscope Of Tones
The Way Huge Atreides isn’t like anything we’ve encountered in a stompbox before - it’s something special indeed. Inspired by both the vintage Electro Harmonix Mini-Synth and a weapon from the sci-fi classic Dune, the Atreides is a sure-fire way to add synthy fatness to your sound. Plus, it looks like a cool device from the future - which is always a bonus!
It’s a monophonic (one-note at a time) multi-layered effect, that combines a synth engine with a girthy sub-octave generator, monolithic fuzz and a swooshing phaser. It effectively turns your instrument into a fat monosynth that’s been enhanced with tasty effects. These effects can blended together for truly jaw-dropping tones. The slider-based interface makes it easy to visualise how the different sections and their parameters are mixed (they also have LEDs which light up when the pedal is turned on).
Intuitive Slider Interface
Control-wise, the synth engine features Sensitivity and Range sliders which affect the vocal envelope of the synth engine. Next, we have Bright and Fuzz, which affects the tonal character of the Fuzz and the amount. Finally, we have Rate and Sub, which determine the speed of the phaser and how much of the Sub Octave is blended in.
Choose Your Weapon
The Atreides works well with guitar and bass, with an internal control to change the sub-octave to one or two octaves below the incoming signal. There’s also an internal pot which allows you to adjust the phaser’s feedback.
If you’re looking for an inspiring pedal that’ll make you stand out from the crowd with its juicy synth-like textures, pick up a Way Huge Atreides and become a sonic voyager!
Overview by Way Huge
The Way Huge Atreides Analog Weirding Module offers a cornucopia of organic synth-like tones. Inspired by a vintage mini synth keyboard, this consciousness-awakening device produces a single effect with many layers that can be altered as needed with each of its several sliders. Kicking the footswitch generates an explosion of growly suboctave, expressive envelope, swooshing phase, and gnarly fuzz sounds. Ascend to new heights and look out upon a new world of musical greatness with the Atreides Analog Weirding Module as your guide.
- Inspired by a vintage mini synth pedal
- A single effect with many layers
- Sub, envelope, fuzz, and phase sounds
- Sliders adjust each parameter
- Internal switch sets sub at 1 or 2 octaves down
- Internal pot adjusts phaser feedback
- Limited edition
I'd seen a number of reviews of this pedal on YouTube and decided I'd get one. If you're just after some extreme distortion there are plenty of other pedals out there for that but if you want something a bit more 'out there' then the Atreides is probably more your sort of thing. Very easy to use but so many sounds are available (as long as you want them dirty :) )