We have our first batch of Snazzy FX devices coming this week! I am very excited!
I'm always on the lookout for new styles of effects that allow guitarists and musicians to create new rhythmic soundscapes and that allow them to sculpt their sound in new and creative ways. Well, when I saw Snazzy FX, I knew they would be groundbreaking.
The three devices on their way are:
Snazzy FX Mini Ark
It has the capability to take your guitar input, track it precisely, add an octave of your choice below or above, an interval of your choosing above (or below) and the capability to mix the two in any combination with the original signal or a dirty version of the original signal.
Snazzy FX Tracer City
SNAZZY FX designed the TRACER CITY to provide a whole range of new textures, from envelope follower effects to filtered tremolo, from aggressive filter sweeps and subtle coloration, all the way on through completely bizarre tones which have little to do with the incoming signal. This box is made to suit your musical personality with enormous room to grow.
Featuring a true analog multi-mode resonant filter and powered by Synth level power rails, the TRACER CITY is perfect for tweaking drum loops or live drums, synths, bass, field recordings, or anything else you feel like putting through it.
TRACER CITY has the ability to handle line or guitar levels and enough gain to drive the signal into smooth overdrive. With control of cutoff, resonance, linear or Exponential modulation, this is a box you can get great sounds with - even if you have never used an analog synth before. There are two, yes two, modulation sources; an envelope follower with up and down modes, and two external CV or Audio (FM) inputs, each with their own Depth and Expo/Lin switches.Snazzy FX Wow and Flutter
In the age of digital recording people often reminisce about the golden days of analog tape and the warmth of those spinning tape reels. Many people have spent a lot of money trying to re-create those classic tape like qualities in pieces of hardware.
Dan Snazelle of SNAZZY FX missed something else about tape - the sound that would come out of the stereo on those days when the tape got stuck in the machine, dying a slow and melodic death. He also missed the magic of playing a favorite recording through an old cassette boom-box that had so much warble it was hard to tell what song he was listening to. So Dan decided to design a device that, when pushed to its limits, would sound like the tape was spinning out of control. But he also wanted to make sure the box could take that sound and make it more musical, and, at times, more subtle too.
THE WOW AND FLUTTER can bring you into this warbly world and far, far, beyond.
You might be thinking, what am I going to do with a busted tape machine? Well, that's where things really get interesting - because this box can be used in many, many ways. Depending how hard you hit the Threshold and Warp controls, you can dial the malfunction back to where it creates subtle vibrato, or with shorter delays you can achieve pleasing chorus or pseudo flange-like effects. Turn the Warp up a bit more and you can get far-out pitch shifting, rubber band delays, and plastic portamentos. Turn the Warp up to max and what you'll hear is just plain insanity.
THE WOW AND FLUTTER is an incredibly versatile 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.
These great devices will be in this week and I will update this post with links for purchase.