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 If you dream of beautiful textured drones and long for the sweet-sounding analogue synths of the 70s and 80s all over everything you play yet you are stuck as a guitar player then the folks at Rainger FX truly have concocted the perfect pedal for you. The Minidrone pedal is a two-pitch all analogue triangle-wave tone generator that sits inline on your pedalboard creating some of the most organic-sounding synth drones you could ask for. With additional pitch manipulation on the fly thanks to the included Igor pressure-sensitive pad it’s an instrument in itself.

Here's what Rainger FX say about the Minidrone:

The Minidrone is a stripped-down all analog version of the Drone Rainger. It’s really fun to play over, and is a great foundation for improvisation, songwriting and dramatic live performance.

It’s a deep and huge analogue synth, with modulation, made of up to three low-pitched triangle-wave oscillators mixed together.

Two of these oscillators are always in unison whatever the pitch - Drone1 - though very slightly out-of-tune with each other. This creates ‘beats’ between them, a slow, wide-band modulation that keeps the drone very listenable. The pitch is controlled by ‘Pitch1’.

Add in the other tone generator - Drone2 - and you can make any kind of musical interval between the drones; major and minor thirds, a fifth, octaves, or thick unison. And all points in between - including tasty discordant chords, modulating fast and strangely…

Drone1 and Drone2 are fully independently tuneable - with sweepable knobs - by tuner, or by ear (low volume is recommended for accuracy), with a range of approximately two octaves.

Igor:

The Minidrone comes with an Igor controller - a small pressure sensitive pad - which, when pressed, drops the overall pitch down a tone (two frets), rising back up on release. This creates a darkly atmospheric starting point for writing songs, riffs, or improvising…

Flip the ‘1/2Tone’ switch and this drop-down becomes only a semitone.

These two drop-down options actually make the pedal work in every kind of musical mode - dark and sinister, or happy up-beat ones, weird minor ones, blissed-out ones… the Minidrone is very musical and inspiring to play over.

There’s tons of bass - the tone is deep and electro. It’s like hitting a low note on some big-ass old synth (Korg MS-20? Yamaha CS-80?) and bending it…! But in Rainger FX minipedal format (custom enclosure). It’s an electric tamboura! In a two-piece band it’s your low-end!

The Minidrone is true bypass, and loud. You mix the drones in with your clean guitar signal, which passes through the pedal - buffered, but unaffected. It’s designed to be used in series with other pedals, all plugged into a single input.

Accommodation:

Through a window in the front panel you can see a motel scene inside - with car parks leading onto a busy road. The car headlamps light up. There’s an eerie streetlamp glow - and the motel sign flashes whenever you press the Igor pad.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

 If you dream of beautiful textured drones and long for the sweet-sounding analogue synths of the 70s and 80s all over everything you play yet you are stuck as a guitar player then the folks at Rainger FX truly have concocted the perfect pedal for you. The Minidrone pedal is a two-pitch all analogue triangle-wave tone generator that sits inline on your pedalboard creating some of the most organic-sounding synth drones you could ask for. With additional pitch manipulation on the fly thanks to the included Igor pressure-sensitive pad it’s an instrument in itself.

Here's what Rainger FX say about the Minidrone:

The Minidrone is a stripped-down all analog version of the Drone Rainger. It’s really fun to play over, and is a great foundation for improvisation, songwriting and dramatic live performance.

It’s a deep and huge analogue synth, with modulation, made of up to three low-pitched triangle-wave oscillators mixed together.

Two of these oscillators are always in unison whatever the pitch - Drone1 - though very slightly out-of-tune with each other. This creates ‘beats’ between them, a slow, wide-band modulation that keeps the drone very listenable. The pitch is controlled by ‘Pitch1’.

Add in the other tone generator - Drone2 - and you can make any kind of musical interval between the drones; major and minor thirds, a fifth, octaves, or thick unison. And all points in between - including tasty discordant chords, modulating fast and strangely…

Drone1 and Drone2 are fully independently tuneable - with sweepable knobs - by tuner, or by ear (low volume is recommended for accuracy), with a range of approximately two octaves.

Igor:

The Minidrone comes with an Igor controller - a small pressure sensitive pad - which, when pressed, drops the overall pitch down a tone (two frets), rising back up on release. This creates a darkly atmospheric starting point for writing songs, riffs, or improvising…

Flip the ‘1/2Tone’ switch and this drop-down becomes only a semitone.

These two drop-down options actually make the pedal work in every kind of musical mode - dark and sinister, or happy up-beat ones, weird minor ones, blissed-out ones… the Minidrone is very musical and inspiring to play over.

There’s tons of bass - the tone is deep and electro. It’s like hitting a low note on some big-ass old synth (Korg MS-20? Yamaha CS-80?) and bending it…! But in Rainger FX minipedal format (custom enclosure). It’s an electric tamboura! In a two-piece band it’s your low-end!

The Minidrone is true bypass, and loud. You mix the drones in with your clean guitar signal, which passes through the pedal - buffered, but unaffected. It’s designed to be used in series with other pedals, all plugged into a single input.

Accommodation:

Through a window in the front panel you can see a motel scene inside - with car parks leading onto a busy road. The car headlamps light up. There’s an eerie streetlamp glow - and the motel sign flashes whenever you press the Igor pad.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!