Posted by BPNYC/TOKIO NY NEWS on April 20, 2018
They are Back!!!
Snazzy FX and Erica Synths teams up as Snazzy LV to bring back the experimental cult effect pedals Wow and Flutter, The Mini-Ark and Tracer City which we believe may expand minds and put musicians in touch with psychedelic music and creative impulses of the world.
Manufactured in Latvia by Erica Synths pedals are put in more compact heavy duty boxes with solid build quality keeping the authentic sound of the Snazzy FX pedals from the original run and will not only stand the test of time but will turn heads wherever you take them. Effects are great to use not only for guitar & bass players but experimental musicians and synthesists both in live and studio set up.
‘’ UNIQUE GUITAR SYNTH & TRACKING PEDAL’’
The MINI-ARK is a monophonic tracking device. This means that it works very differently on different types of sounds. For example, a monophonic guitar line is going to achieve far different results than a super compressed drum track. Snazzy FX recommends that you first think about the source you are putting into the box, and then adjust accordingly.
The Mini-ARK was designed with four goals in mind:
1. to work with as many different signals as possible
2. to track quickly
3. to allow for subtle as well as ridiculous sounds
4. to allow basic control over an external VCO and ADSR/VCA when using a bass or guitar using the GATE and SQUARE outputs (gate connects to gate in on an ADSR and SQUARE connects to the SYNC IN on an external VCO)
‘’INSPIRED BY BEAUTIFUL MALFUNCTIONS’’
THE WOW AND FLUTTER is an incredibly versatile delay device. It is certain to add an extremely unique texture to your playing or your productions. Run stems or mixes through it to add an out- of-this-world quality. Thicken up synth parts in an instant or use it on vocals to add mystery. With your guitar you will be amazed at how many different colors can be achieved with just this one box.
‘’ ANALOGUE MODULATION FOR ANY AUDIO SOURCE"
The TRACER CITY is in many ways very similar to what you might find on an old (or new) analog synthesizer. The main components of a synthesizer it has are filters, an oscillator (which can also be used as an LFO) and a Psuedo-Random LFO with lag. It also has an envelope follower (with up or down response) with lag, which works very well with drums, loops, and anything else which is very percussive. Like a synthesizer, the TRACER CITY allows its multi-mode Filter to be controlled by two external CV sources. You can also plug audio sources into these inputs (this creates Frequency Modulation of the FILTER or FM) If you are familiar with modular synthesizers or analog synths, then the control names in many cases should be self-explanatory and you will simply need to get a hang of the layout and get used to the way that the modulators are routed to the filter.