As with the Echolution 2, the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe offers the same unparalleled capacity for deep editing through free software, but has the addition of having tactile controls right at hand any time something needs tweaking, without having to plug it into the computer.
Of course, hooking the pedal up to your computer, and the free PC/Mac software, gives you an incredible amount of options, from deep editing and fine-tuning of your presets, to downloading artist presets, uploading your own to the internet, or simply keeping your pedal up-to-date with firmware updates.
The Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe Guitar Effects Pedal itself is a product of innovation, as its incredible signature sound and capacity for editing comes from the combing of analogue-tonal shaping and DSP processing power. Analog Class-A transistor limiters and non-linear tape emulator stages and filters, and a 24-bit, variable clock, multi-tap delay line create an intensely satisfying experience.
The Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe offers a delay range of 10-ms to 12-seconds with smooth pitch changes and an allowance for octave jumping up and down. The delay’s time can be adjusted in a number of ways, either from the on-board knob or tap tempo, or externally via MIDI. If you wish, you can even bypass the delay entirely, and use the pedal’s modulation, shifting and filters without it.
Multi-Taps - Even More Delays
With multi-tap subdivision selections of 1, 3/4, 2/3, 1/2, and PHI (the golden ratio), one or two delays can be added to the main delay. Any combination of two taps, or even just a single tap, can be added for classic or more unusual polyrhythms.
LFO Modulation Alterations
With Sine, Square, Saw and Random options available, you can alter the sample rate modulation of the delay’s read and write heads. Furthermore, all of these choices can be quantized with a step mode, and can then be left to run or synched to Tap Tempo or MIDI. Ratios for the synch range from 1:8 to 8:1.
Four filter modes are offered with the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe, these are: Low Pass, Tape, Comb and Sweep. Aside from Sweep, these filters can be joined with the Sweep filter, which is affected by the aforementioned LFO modulation settings.
Echolution 2 Remote (Sold Separately)
Available separately, the Echolution 2 Remote opens up the pedal’s Freeze and Jump functions. Freeze allows you to loop delay content, while Jump makes your delays cascade up in octaves when activated. This external footswitch also allows you to save and quickly recall up to four of your favourite presets, for on-the-fly switching.
60 Custom Presets
With 60 preset slots made up of 6 banks of 10, the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe has plenty of space, and presets can be engaged in a number of ways; from the pedal itself, a footswitch, or MIDI preset change command. As mentioned before, you can also download artist presets straight to the pedal from the internet, and upload and store your own, along with editing them to perfection.
The Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe Pedal’s stereo inputs/outputs are crafted with an all analogue dry signal path that offers analogue shaping and filter both before and after the digital delay kicks in. It’s this combination of analogue and digital technologies that gives the pedal its signature tone, high fidelity, and incredible tonal options.
Even more functionality and control are afforded to the pedal with the inclusion of MIDI inputs and outputs. With control over all of the pedal’s functions and preset changes, Tap Tempo and LFO synchronization, MIDI IN un-taps a lot of the pedal’s potential, while MIDI OUT gives tap tempo control of the Pigtronix Infinity Looper (sold separately).
Of course, the USB port allows you to connect the pedal to your PC or Mac, so you can get involved with the exceptional editing capabilities of the free software.
Expression Pedal Control
Hook up an external expression pedal to the Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe and yet more functionality is opened up to you, as any knob can be assigned to the pedal. Additionally you can use the software to map multiple functions to the expression pedal with adjustable range per parameter. An envelope follower in the pedal can also be mapped to a parameter, and sensitivity and release time set for each function.
Manufacturer Pigtronix Model Name Echolution 2 Deluxe Model Number PXE2D Features 10ms – 12sec delay time, 15 multi tap patterns, Tap Tempo or Manual Control, 8 Modulation Waveforms, 8 Filter modes, LFO Sync to Tap and MIDI, Bit Crusher Destruction, Reverse Delay, Ducking, Ping Pong, Octave Jump Delay, Halo “Shimmer” Effect, Freeze Effect, Delay Line Bypass, Dry Kill, Trails / Listen Connectivity True Stereo I/O, MIDI in/out, USB, Expression Pedal
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