Summer NAMM is over, but there are still treasure troves of reporting to do in order to sort out what happened. One of the items we saw today was about two new pedals coming out of none other than Pigtronix: the Echolution 2 Ultra Pro and the Echolution 2 Filter Pro. Both of these pedals are Multi-tap Delay pedals with a case full of options and knobs. Included within both are pitch shifting capabilities through chorus (pitch modulation) and tremolo (amplitude modulation) circuits, which both have independent depth controls. Each device also comes with the ability to set the delay to independent rhythmic configurations. Two channels of delay overlapping and interweaving. This is a pedal for pure sonic nerds. There is a learning curve to be aware of, but once you’ve reached the top of that curve – look out world. You will have total control of some seriously fun tones. Here’s some more specification details from the folks at Pigtronix.
The Echolution 2 Ultra Pro (E2U) replaces the E2 Deluxe. This new flagship delay processor represents the ultimate realization of the Echolution 2 platform, providing an unprecedented level of parallel delay and filter processing in a pedal format. Breaking away from the industry-standard “one sound at a time” paradigm, the Echolution 2 sports 30 individual front-panel algorithms that can be selected in any combination, deep expression pedal and envelope mapping options available via real-time MIDI or PC/MAC app control.
The Echolution 2 Filter Pro (E2F) replaces the E2 Basic, adding on-board multi-tap/tap sub-division control as well as 8 different filter options and pitch-shifted time based sound effects. These core “pro” features give players who want a streamlined user interface the ability to tweak key delay ingredients on the fly.
So take a look at these two new upgrades of the Echolution line and let us know what your thinking at Pedal Finder. We’d love to hear about what comes out of these boxes once they are dialed in.