The thing about modulation effects, is that you normally don’t use more than one at a time, which makes a pedal like the Matthews Effects The Botanist – a simple 3-knob multi-modulation pedal offering Phaser, Chorus, and Harmonic Tremolo – very handy.

The controls are as straightforward as it gets, with knobs for Mix, Rate and Depth, and a 3-way switch that selects the type of modulation.

What’s not immediately apparent from the (gorgeous) case, however, is the (6) Preset and Midi capabilities.

If you are wondering how it sounds, you can hear it in the videos below.

We added the Botanist to our article about the best Multi-Modulation pedals.