At camp Daft Paragon, we’re fans of Source Audio (and any manufacturer doing something different from the norm), so we definitely took note when an email from them hit our inbox and announced a new pedal.
Check out the Vertigo Tremolo, which combines three tremolos in one familiar stomp box format. Here’s what they say about the new product:
Discover the true spiraling and hypnotic potential of advanced stereo tremolo. The Vertigo offers three distinct tremolo effects. Classic tremolo delivers a divine renewal of the thumping “opto trem” amplitude modulation found in vintage Blackface Fenders. Harmonic revives the haunting sway of the Fender Super’s “Vibrato” effect from the early 60s — this vintage tremolo ping-pongs between a low and high frequency boost, creating a swinging phaser-ish effect. Finally, the sweetly overdriven Bias tremolo creates the swampy “bias wiggle” of early tube bias modulation. The Vertigo takes the tonal possibilities a step further with its Shape knob, which allows users to morph the LFO wave shape from square, to sine or opto, to saw tooth.
Out of the box, the Vertigo Tremolo offers tremendous tonal range, but beneath the surface resides a treasure chest of swirling effect possibilities. Connect the Vertigo to the Neuro Mobile App (a free download for Android or iOS devices) and access Source Audio’s free library of progressive tremolo patterns and hybrid modulation effects – each can be uploaded directly to the pedal. The Neuro App also offers an additional set of adjustable parameters including parametric EQ, wet/dry mix, tap tempo, and stereo separation. Plus, every One Series pedal is fully MIDI compatible when coupled with the Neuro Hub (formerly Soundblox Hub), giving you the power to save up to 128 presets.
There are tremolos that offer the ability to alter the waveform. There are a couple that switch tremolo technology and/or have vibrato-esque effects. Both in one is fairly different. But the ability to further tweak via their app is cool. It’s like what TC Electronic did with TonePrint system.
Check out this video from the manufacturer: