Catalinbread Effects Announces the Tremolo8
With 8 unique programs, the Tremolo8 shows you what volume modulation is truly capable of.
Catalinbread started this project as a pedal for personal enjoyment; a digitized model of the Fender Showman’s "harmonic vibrato". The experiment was a success, so they started experimenting with more LFOs and more tremolo styles. We really like the sound of tremolo splashing against a reverb like Magnatones or Vibro Champs and their previous work on the Topanga Burnside reflects this.
After researching and implementing them to exhaustion, Catalinbread discovered that not all LFOs are created equal and some are much more equal than others. A sawtooth LFO leads to wild reverse-esque sonic manipulation and a fluttery compressed sound when set low. A square wave with a duty cycle control ("on" time) leads to a thumping, stuttering reverb sound, so why not turbocharge the square wave to a few kilohertz and churn out some wacky sum and difference frequencies? In a completely different program, trem modulation with chorus floating on top sounded too good to leave out.
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