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Subdecay Siren Pitch Vibrato

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Before the days of analog delay/BBD IC’s pitch vibrato was not an easy effect to achieve. Most available technology either involved acoustics like rotating speakers or were impractical like modulating tape speed. In the early days the world of music effects settled on vibrato simulations. The Univibe and Leslie being...

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Before the days of analog delay/BBD IC’s pitch vibrato was not an easy effect to achieve. Most available technology either involved acoustics like rotating speakers or were impractical like modulating tape speed.

In the early days the world of music effects settled on vibrato simulations. The Univibe and Leslie being the two most obvious examples. They went on to become classics of their own.

Once analog delay technology became practical in the world of music, a number of flangers, chorus and echo effects became available in the mid to late 70’s. While the Pitch Vibrato effect was possible it was a rarity. Sometimes it was an also ran feature of a chorus effect, but the effect itself often lacked the attention it deserved.

We took great care for preserve dynamics and tone. The frequency response is tuned for a touch of shimmer. The input signal is never compressed and allows for impressive headroom even at 9 volt operation.

You’d think designing a vibrato effect would be simple. Take a chorus pedal and eliminate the dry signal. We found that what made a great chorus pedal did not translate to an exciting vibrato. Chorus effects are tuned with a slight delay to reduce comb filtering. The effected signal usually lacks dynamic range and high end sparkle. The imperfections are easily masked in a chorus effect by the dry signal. A pitch vibrato does not have this luxury.

Interaction, Dynamics and Control

The Siren not only lets your playing shine through, but also lets your playing control the effect. The enchant control senses how hard you play, and can slow down or speed up the vibrato. Keep this knob at the center position to maintain a steady vibrato rate.

The vibration knob controls the vibrato speed and intensity sets the depth.

    Notes about The Siren:

    • Powered by an external regulated 9VDC adaptor with a negative center 2.1mm barrel style plug.
    • Power supply is not included.
    • If using a “daisy chain” power supply all other pedals MUST be negative ground.
    • Current draw is less than 100mA.
    • Length 4.4″ X Width 2.3″ X Height 1.0″
    • Input impedance- 500k
    • Output impedance- Less than 1K.
    • The Siren is hand made in Oregon.
    • Die cast metal enclosures for durability.
    • 3PDT switches for true bypass switching.
    • Red LED indicator.
    • Three-year limited warranty.

    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!

    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!

    "LOVE IT Or Exchange It Within 14 Days"!

    The item MUST BE sent back in the same condition it arrived in and have all the materials it arrived with (manual,warranty card,all accessories) and be packaged in the original box.

    Items returned in undesired condition (scratched,chipped, etc) will be subject to a restocking charge of up to 30%. Modded items will not be refunded!

    Postage must be paid by the purchaser to get the item returned to us and we will exchange at our discretion the amount of the products but not the postage costs.

    Items must arrive here within 14 days of your order being placed.

    Some items cannot be returned like Pedalboards you have already put velcro on, strings, pedalboard tape, Cables and DIY cable kits.

    Please don't use the Manufacturers box as the packing box or you will automatically be charged a 30% restocking fee!

    Email us BEFORE returning your items so we can resolve or sort out any problems you may have and just so we know to expect the item. You may also want to insure or register your item as we don't take responsibility for lost or damaged post.

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