With the release of the new Soundblox pedal, Source Audio delivers the advantages of multiband processing to bass players.

Multiband processing—a technique that divides a signal into multiple bands then distorts them individually—gives musicians unprecedented levels of sound clarity and note articulation. After extensive research, Source Audio engineers adapted this process to compliment the bass guitar’s unique frequency range. Bassists can effectively combine complex chords and intervals with distorted tones—the Multiwave eliminates the mush and allows each note to ring clear and true.

With the new pedal, users have access to 23 modern and distinctive presets and an additional clean boost/EQ mode. Based on new proprietary algorithms, tones range from basic overdrive to aggressive synth-like, octave heavy, and extreme foldback settings that go far beyond traditional bass distortions. Each preset is further customizable via the 7-band graphic EQ, drive control, and separate mix knobs for clean and distorted signals. This advanced tone control eliminates the tendency for low-end reduction associated with most bass distortion boxes.

Six user presets, accessible via three footswitches, assist in the speedy recall of any custom tailored sound, and a traditional expression pedal input facilitates the seamless morphing from one user preset to another. A MIDI input allows external access to presets and parameters, and, as with all Soundblox products, it is compatible with the Hot Hand ring controller.

The pedal is also available in a scaled down non-programmable version, the Soundblox Multiwave Bass Distortion. Both the Pro and the standard Multiwave Bass Distortion feature state-of-the-art 56-bit Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with 24-bit converters for crystal clear output.

MSRP: $299. The standard Multiwave Bass Distortion is $169.

Originally posted 2010-01-05 20:42:27.