In 1980 Electro Harmonix released the original Crash Pad pedal, and now, 35 years on they have reintroduced it with a modern build and some new features. With the Crash Pad you have a simple analog drum synthesizer pedal that opens up a whole world of new and varying sounds, from snare drums to cymbals. Electro Harmonix had a fantastic line of drum synthesizers and the Crash Pad pedal is a welcome relaunch.
The Crash Pad pedal can provide you with an array of diverse percussion sounds that we all recognise from the sounds of an onstage drum kit, except now you don’t have to be a drummer to recreate them. It also enables you to utilise the pedal as a means of processing the sounds of a keyboard, guitar or synth using the very effective AUX in jack.
The Resonance and Decay filters are a new feature which further enhance your output when you’re processing external outputs as mentioned, and allows you to create your own oscillating sounds.
As an analog pedal, you can therefore apply analog sounds to create classic tones that emulate snare drums, cymbals, hi-hats and more using the sweep dials of Start, Stop and Time.
An upgrade of the Crash Pad is that you don’t just have to control it using the onboard momentary switch, but you can also control it using an external expression pedal or CV device which allows you to do so in real time.
Electro Harmonix have been designing synths and pedals alike for many years, and the up-to-date version of the Crash Pad combines all the favourable features of the original from 1980, including the circuit, but with some new and innovative appointments. The Electro Harmonix Crash Pad Analog Drum Synth Pedal is a fantastic device for any musician looking to experiment with a wide range of percussion sounds.
Manufacturer Electro Harmonix Model Crash Pad Analog Drum Synth Controls Start
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