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Feb 1, 2021

Montreal’s Ground Control Audio just released their first pedal in two years, the Noodles.

This is an original take on the tone-shaping box/boost with three EQ bands (Bass, Mids and Treble) each with their own footswitch, boost/cut knob, and a three-way push botton that gives you a choice of frequency per band.

If you add up all the possible frequency configurations, the Noodle gives you 64 ways to sculpt your tone, and an easy way to control dynamics and EQ during a performance, facilitating transitions from – say – mid scooped tones to brighter ones, or from neutral ones to beefier ones.

The Ground Control Noodles is a clever and (as far as we know) unique utility pedal, check out the first video of it, below.

The Noodles is a 3-band active EQ/boost pedal. It features a bass, mids and treble channel. Each channel has its own gain control as well as a choice of 3 carefully selected frequencies of interest that you can cycle through using a simple push button. Each channel is togglable using a foot switch for a total of 64 different filter recipes to add flavor to your tone. When enabled, the output of each channel
is mixed in equally with the others as well as the dry signal, which always comes through.

Not a complicated EQ, not a simple boost, just the best of both and a nice kick in the tone to push your amp right past the edge of breakup.
The Noodles features the same pre-amp technology that made the success of our Amaterasu bright pre-amp and Tsukuyomi midrange booster as well as a digitally-controlled solid state analog signal routing system built around the ARM Cortex-M microcontroller platform.

The Noodles Tone Shaper is available January 2021, directly from Ground Control Audio’s website and from select retailers at a suggested retail price of 249USD.