Excellent value multi-effects unit: this really surprised us with how good it is and how much you get for your money.
This multi-effects unit was always going to be of interest to us, but we were very surprised at just how much we liked it. For what you get, and the quality of the results, it is very good value.
Preorder: Delivery end of October
The Dust Collector is the first of the Arkive_Effects_ series, aiming to honour and expand upon the history of experimentation in music, shaking some of the dust that has settled on the 1970’s.
It contains 2 VC LFOs, 2 tape saturations, a spring reverb, a delay and a phaser. However, this is not your average multi-effect box, as each module has been analysed and tweaked to support your creative process.
And experiment you can: insert an effect in the delay’s feedback loop, add modulation to the phaser (as well as to pretty much every effect), poke the three springy insides hiding behind the removable cover… You can even go further inside with several moddable features directly on the PCB.
With the Dust Collector, you’ll uncover unique sounds and new uses for effects you thought you knew: gritty, springy, phased magic dust that sticks to the tape and transforms your sound into a living, kicking and breathing organism – not necessarily pretty, but alive & authentic.
2x CV LFOs
The 2 LFO modules have been included to serve as a starting point for modulating any of the effects or even the LFOs themselves. Each module contains:
2x Tape Saturations
The two tape saturation emulators were included to help spice or dirty up sounds before or after passing through the other effects.
Besides having the classic spring tank sound, the spring reverb was integrated into the Dust Collector design to allow extensive interaction:
The included delay takes pride in its dirty and raunchy sound, as well as in its modulation potential. It has a temper and you can modulate it!
The Dust Collector Phaser is based on a classic model from the 1970s and it can go from subtle to swooshy. It also comes loaded with extensive modulation potential:
Modulate The Dust
We put two CV LFOs in the Dust Collector, and, let’s be honest, they’re only there to open the Pandora’s box of CV modulation for you …
… that is, if you’re not already hooked, in which case you know what this means! The spring reverb, delay and phaser have been opened up by adding CV modulation for relevant parameters, thus bringing these simple effects to a whole new playground.
Check this out:
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world.
Tony’s first dig into this unit, in which he is pleasantly surprised…
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