The Beetronics Zzombee Filtremulator is a peculiar effects pedal that combines a fuzz a filter, a low octave and a tremolo. It also offers a new kind of effect labeled “cross-tremolo,” which – to quote the manufacturer – “pulses between the fundamental and low octave.”
The signal goes through a 4 stage gain treatment that can deliver anything from overdrive to fuzz tones and runs in parallel to a monophonic low octave circuit. The filter can be applied to either of these with the other remaining untouched.
An LFO can then be applied to the filter through a 3-way toggle for wah-like effects, regular LFO cycles, or over fifty thousand random patterns.
At the same time, three modes of modulated amplitude can create the cross-tremolo, traditional tremolo or volume swells, while the momentary footswitch can create ramping and modulation movements.
The Zombee has also tap-tempo function, cv control, external tap, expression out and can save presets.
We shot a video of this baby with Beetronics’ owner Filipe at our NAMM Stompbox Booth, check it out below.
Beetronics Zzombee Filtremulator, Builder’s Notes
The Zzombee “filtremulator” is a one of a kind analog multi effect that delivers filter, wah, lfo, randomized filter, tremolo, swells, overdrive, fuzz, low-octave and the never beefore heard honey patented cross tremolo, a very unique kind of tremolo that pulses between the fundamental and a low octave.
Its unbeeliavable analog tones are enhanced by an innovative way of ramping and controlling modulation movements that uses a momentary footswitch in the most musical ways. These controls make the pedal an extension of your instrument, beecoming an essential tool to expand your creativity.
The sounds found in the Zzombee are very unique and would require a very complex rig to be recreated. Thats because the instrument signal gets a 4 stage gain buzz selection and runs in parallel to a monophonic low octave beeast, in the most beetronical style. The filter can be applied to either of these with the other remaining untouched.
Three modes of modulated filter can create wah-like effects (that will make you wanna ditch your old bulky wah pedal), honey waves of lfo or over fifty thousand very musical random patterns. Three modes of modulated amplitude can create the cross-tremolo, traditional tremolo or volume swells.
To top it off, this analog bee is digitally parasitized and includes tap-tempo function, cv control, external tap, expression out and can save presets.
We know you got stung and there’s no way back from beecoming a Zzombee.
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Pedal Size – 5.5″ x 4″ x 2.75″ (including knobs, switches and etc)
Enclosure Dimensions – 5.5“ x 2″ x 3.5”
Pedal Weight – 0.9 lbs / 0.40 kg
Package Weight – 0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg
Package Size – 6″ x 3″ x 5.5″
Current Draw – 100mA
Requires 9VDC power supply (Center Negative)
*Does not include power supply