Italian company Foxgear unveiled a new, compact multi-modulation pedal with an analog path, the XYZ Waves.
Rather than offering “pure” modulation tones you can find in many other pedals, the XYZ Waves sports five modes with a more creative/ambient angle, with reverb added to four of them:
1 – Room Chorus (Slightly modulated ambient)
2 – Envelope Filter + Reverb (Autowah + Reverb)
3 – PhaseRev (Phaser + Reverb)
4 – TremVerb (Tremolo + Reverb)
5 – PolyPitch (Crazy Octave Editor)
The Mix knob is the only set controller, while the X, Y and Z knobs change varying parameters depending on the mode you are in, here’s the breakdown:
And here’s the first video of the Foxgear XYZ Waves. We added this pedal to our guide of Best Multi-Modulation Pedals.
XYZ WAVES, like his brother the Rainbow, is our dedicated platform for Modulation algorithms in a very easy-to-use and unique format: We chose 5 of our best modulation algorithms for guitarists and bass players. XYZ Waves has 3 multifunction controls which depending on the program selected, give you unprecedented control and versatility in a super compact size pedal.
As with all of Foxgear effects, the XYZ Waves is true bypass and signal path is 100% Analog, It doesn’t convert your signal to digital, keeping your tone intact.
The “conventional “Chorus, Phase and Tremolo Algorithms are coupled with a Reverb (the Xknob controls the Reverb amount) while the “unconventional” algorithms like Envelope filter or the stunning Polypitch expand your creativity as never before.
The XYZ WAVES, gives you all the facility and sound quality of bigger and more expensive multi effect units in a pedal board friendly size, cool look, and without breaking the bank!