A new sonic trip
Harmonic tremolo is one of the rarest and most interesting effects, allowing you to make your sound highly personal. It brings a much livelier motion than a tremolo, it doesn’t have the outdated stigma of the chorus, and it takes up less space than a delay or reverb. Whether you’re looking to give your arpeggios a hypnotic edge or to add some thickness to your melodic lines, the Ages brings you a new take on modulation.
Historic but misunderstood
Harmonic tremolo lives under many names: vibrator, harmonic vibrato, harmonic tremolo, vibe, univibe, and so on. In every instance, the goal remains the same, i.e. to change the pitch of your notes in a cyclic way (rather than changing the volume like a regular tremolo) while putting the lows and highs out of phase. That separation between frequencies evokes the Leslie cabinet, and it’s not just by coincidence: the first harmonic tremolos, including the Univibe and the built-in vibratos from old Magnatone amps, have been designed to emulate the Leslie. But those newer references have of course become sought-after effects in their own right, and a few makers have designed their own version since then.
Until now, you could get more from your pedals by adding a tap tempo footswitch or an expression pedal. Truthfully, what was called an expression pedal was more of a control pedal that would have the exact same effect as turning a knob with your foot. Very handy obviously, but not too creative. With the introduction of the Spinner, here comes the first expression pedal worthy of the name.
A new era
A level of live interaction yet unexplored. Pick your strings hard and the pedal will know exactly what to do. Kick the Spinner and launch a tremolo explosion!
Taking it even further
The Ages’ attack follower can work in two different ways. You choose whether it impacts the rate or the depth according to how hard you hit the strings. Secondary settings allow you to adjust every parameter in the most minute way for unprecedented results. Imagine making the effect faster by strumming harder to make your bridge or solo more intense (and the rate automatically decreases
until it reaches the one you originally set up with the tap tempo), or making your tremolo less present by playing softer in order not to make your rhythm parts too busy.
Turn, Turn, Turn
The traditional expression pedal came along because of a simple fact, which is that it’s extremely difficult to change your settings with both hands already busy playing the guitar. Many of us have already found themselves waiting impatiently for the next silence in the song to finally get a chance to turn a knob. In those situations, a control pedal is a precious tool, and effect manufacturers have been catering to that demand from the Uni-Vibe and its pedal in 1969 to Line 6’s Helix and its three control pedals.
Opening up the scope of possibilities
For the first time we’re using a microcontroller in one of our pedals. However, we’re not making any compromise sound-wise, your signal path remains 100% analog. That new element gives us infinite possibilities when it comes to sound and settings.For example, that new pedal’s footswitches have several functions. Therefore, you may interact with them via short or long pushes. We also have pushed the trimpots concept to its maximum with hidden settings. You may access additional settings by keeping the bypass footswitch pressed, such as hidden LFOs. This is what we call the Trimpot mode.
OUT, the output level for the tremolo. Up to +6dB can be added without additional saturation.
DEPTH, the intensity of the tremolo. At minimum settings, there’s almost no tremolo to be heard.
At maximum settings, the tremolo cuts off the sound completely. TONE allows you to change the cut frequency of the harmonic tremolo. For a darker or brighter tremolo.
SUBDIVISION, the rotary knob on the bottom right-hand corner featuring four positions. The first position doubles the tempo you’ve set before. The second position leaves the tempo at the speed you tap before. The third position divides by 2 the tempo. The last one divides by 3 the tempo.
ATTAQUE, a 3-position switch to set the envelope detector.Up the attack changes the tempo of the tremolo.In the middle position it changes nothing. And down the attack changes the depth of the tremolo.
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Last Updated: March 27, 2018
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