We saw the Alexander Pedal Superball at NAMM 2020 and it’s now officially out! It’s an echo pedal that’s as unpredictable as its name. It delays. It pitch shifts. It filters. It modulates. It combines these things, and much more, to make something that has to be heard to be believed.
Tons of videos were released today, you can see most of them below.
We took the leash off of what started as an experimental delay engine and Superball is what happened.
An uber-flexible LFO, dedicated time sequencing, and resonant low-pass filter combine for the bounciest digital delay oscillations you can imagine.
TAP / BOUNCE
Configure this footswitch as tap tempo for accurate setting of delay time, LFO speed, or sequencer rate. Or set to manually “bounce” the LFO with realistic rubber ball physics.
Every knob and setting on the pedal is controllable using MIDI. Connect using the MultiJack and our Neo Link or directly to any Disaster Area Gen3 controller.
Tap this button to assign the knobs to control pedal functions. The Select button allows four knobs to do quadruple duty for full hands-on control. Hold the button down to access the four global parameters for even more real-time control!
Connect an expression pedal, Neo Footswitch, or MIDI controller to this jack to add performance control to your pedal.
Every Neo Series pedal features a USB port for MIDI control and firmware updates.
Superball is a little different from all of our other pedals. While it is basically a great-sounding digital delay, it also goes a lot further than that.
The pedal features an ultra-flexible LFO (low frequency oscillator) that can control all of the delay parameters, in any amount, in any direction. The LFO can run continuously or be set to “bounce” like a real rubber ball.
Top that off with an innovative sequencer that controls only the delay clock, for pitch shifting and time-stretching action, and you’ve got yourself a heck of a fun toy.
Tap the Select button to assign the pedal knobs to one of four control modes:
LO = controls the delay time, repeat, mix, and filter when the LFO is at its low point
HI = controls the delay parameters when the LFO is at max
LFO = knobs change the LFO speed, depth, wave shape, and tap sync or bounce
SEQ = knobs change the sequencer rate, pattern, steps, and tap sync.