Since you're here, you're probably wondering, what in the name of our dark, magnificent Lord Satan does a Binary Eruptor pedal do?
Well Clarice, it's a 3-voice pitch shifting pedal taking inspiration from the Schumann Electronics PLL and Earthquaker Devices Data Corrupter.
It works with Guitar, Bass, Synth and probably anything else with a 1/4" instrument jack. And it is f*cking crazier than a full-blown anti-vax flag waving Trump supporter throwing a wine drunk Karen tantrum in a Walmart. FtFtFtFtFtFt.
The FUZZ voice is a brutal, high gain digital fuzz made from hex inverters. It features excellent tracking and has one simple, lonely volume control.
Its main functions are to turn the signal from your instrument into crisp, harsh square waves that can be interpreted by the CMOS chips used in rest of the pedal, and also to give you the ability for some part of the output signal to keep a resemblance to what you're actually playing. Release your anxieties about the lack of tone control, bass and treble overtones can be added using the other voices.
The SUB voice is the sub octave voice. Its source can be selected from the FUZZ and PLL voices. It will provide a range of sub octave harmonies by pitch shifting your signal down from - 1 octave, to - 3 octaves + minor 2nd, and is this interval is adjusted by the rotary switch. Tracking is a bit glitchy but generally OK and it also has a much beloved volume control. Combined with the fuzz voice it sounds similar to a MXR blue box. At the lowest sub octave pitches, it works more like frequency dependent modulation than a continuous tone harmony.
The PLL voice is a kick ass PLL synthesizer. Its source can be selected from FUZZ, -1 Octaves or -2 Octaves. It will try to pitch shift your signal up, from unity to + 3 octaves. I say try - because the tracking is terrible and glitchy. But trust me that this is where all the fun is. PLL stands for Phase Lock Loop and it attempts to lock onto the phase of your signal and replicate what you are playing. It takes some time to do this and it doesn't do it particularly well and the results sound completely f*cking bonkers.
The PLL voice has a switch to select between glide and vibrato modes, and a rate knob to somewhat control the speed of the glide and vibrato. It has a rotary switch to select the pitch shifting harmony and a sacred volume control too. Whether these controls actually pitch shift the signal to your desired harmony, or change the rate is the will of the harsh noise gods or the ancient ones vulgtmor llll vulgtmnahor ah'hri. Twisting the PLL rotary switch while playing will make it sound like frickin' space lasers !!! PEW PEW PEW !!!
The Binary Eruptor is also prone to self-oscillate in many of the settings. Chaos from the PLL can also bleed into the FUZZ and SUB voices, even when the PLL volume is all the way down.
If you want a pitch shifter with brilliant tracking close the tab now and buy a digitech whammy. If the Binary Eruptor sounds like the best torture you have had since the Spanish inquisition, then click on add to cart - you immortal cheese hording warbeast !!!
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