Ananashead Announces the Optotrem

This handmade optical trem features several different LFO settings.

Barcelona, Spain (May 21, 2019) -- Adding to his new line of modulation stompboxes, Ananashead has announced the Optotrem, a warm and organic sounding optical tremolo.

The hand-made Optotrem is an user friendly all analog optical tremolo. With the usual Rate, Depth and Wave controls, this last sets the LFO that goes from square to triangle and has some sine/rounded-square waveform in between with a bit of asymmetric amp vibe.

The pedal offers the following features:

  • Three knobs to control Rate, Depth and Wave
  • Inside trimmer to control Gain
  • Top mounting jacks
  • Shielded inputs/outputs to avoid RF
  • Filtered and protected 9VDC input
  • Daisy-chain friendly
  • Popless True Bypass switching
  • Current draw: 24mA

The Optotrem pedal is hand-made in Barcelona with careful selected components and has a price of 110.00€. The pedals are available and can be purchased directly from the Ananashead online store at www.ananashead.com.

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