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Sustain and sostenuto pedal for all melodic instruments
The PLUS Pedal is more than just a stomp-box –
It is a powerful compositional and arrangement tool that extends the potential of any instrument, letting you bridge rhythm and lead parts and opening the doors to new soundscapes.
Real-time Audio Sampling is a unique generative algorithm developed by Gamechanger Audio that allows you add piano-style sustain and sostenuto functionality to any musical instrument. This is achieved by capturing and looping small segments of the instrument's output signal to produce smooth layers of sustain.
Unlike granular synthesizers and synth-pad triggers, the PLUS Pedal continuously records and analyzes a high-resolution audio buffer. When engaged, the algorithm identifies the optimal portion of the note's decay phase to create a seamless circular micro-loop.
Think of it as a smart looper that catches the entire decay segment of the most recent note or chord, and uses it to create a continuous sound.
“Real Time Audio Sampling” ensures that each note or chord sustained will retain the exact timbral qualities of your instrument and faithfully reflect your playing dynamics, making the PLUS Pedal compatible with all melodic sound sources - including all string instruments, synths, samples, brass & woodwinds, and even vocals.
The PLUS Pedal offers full control over each layer of sustained sound. The RISE and TAIL knobs set the fade-in and fade-out speed of each new layer. The SUSTAIN knob controls a gradual high-cut filter that is tuned to emulate the natural decay properties of plucked strings. The piano-style foot-pedal provides a gradual response curve, letting you add subtlety and nuance to every sustained layer.
"WET ONLY" MODE
You can remove all DRY signal from the PLUS Pedal's main output by activating a toggle switch on the pedal's side panel or by using a dedicated "WET" footswitch.
This mode lets you transform the PLUS Pedal into a powerful sound-design tool capable of creating stacked layers of sustained ambient swells with any instrument.
ACCESSIBLE FX LOOP
The PLUS Pedal features a pair of Send and Return jacks on its side panel for easy patching with external effects units. Effects units inserted into the FX Loop will only affect the sustain layers created by the PLUS Pedal. Modulation effects such as chorus, vibrato or tremolo work perfectly in the FX Loop, adding movement and rhythm to the sustained layers. You can also use reverbs, delays, harmonizers and even distortion units to texturize and morph your sustained notes into something truly extraordinary.