Earthquaker Launches Pyramids Flanger

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: May 3, 2018

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Effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices has released the Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device through European distributor ADG.

Built upon the same proprietary DSP architecture as the smash-hit Avalanche Run, Pyramids is a Stereo Flanging Device with five user-definable presets (a first for any EarthQuaker Devices pedal!), eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the Rate & Tap mini-toggle, a multifunction Modify control, positive and negative feedback, and a variable Mix control.

 Pyramids “Activate” footswitch features EarthQuaker Devices’ exclusive Flexi-Switch technology. This relay-based true-bypass switching platform allows for momentary or latching operation, making it easier than ever to engage the effect to bedazzle individual notes or phrases! For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch to activate the effect and tap again to bypass. For momentary operation, simply hold down the footswitch for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Release the footswitch to bypass.

 Pyramids eight flanger modes are: Classic, Through-Zero; Barber Pole Up; Barber Pole Down; Trigger Up; Trigger Down; Step and Random.

To accommodate any input source, the pedal includes stereo input and outputs which allow for a variety of routing options onstage or in the studio. Routing possibilities include: Mono in / Mono out; Mono in / Stereo out; Stereo in / Stereo out.

In addition, Pyramids’ Trigger Up/Down modes allow for Side Chain Flanging, in which an external control source (drum machine, sequencer, CV) may be used to trigger the flanger while you play another instrument! In this configuration, the primary instrument is routed through the Right Input and Right Output while the control source is patched into the Left Input. Also, Pyramids’ Manual control may be modulated in all modes via expression pedal (sold separately).

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