Hailing from Australia, the Otis Audio Lifetones is a pedal for guitarists with knob-tweaking inclinations seeking inspiration: it’s a synth-style resonant filter followed by a modulated delay.

The layout is very straightforward with all the knobs you’d expect for each effect: two controls on the top for the filter (Resonance and Freqency), three smaller ones in the center row for the delay (EchoFeedback and Time), and three tiny one at the bottom for the modulation (DepthRate and Shape). The latter gives you 8 different wave shapes delivering a variety of rotating patterns and other sonic textures.

But the low pass filter is the core of this device, which the builder describes as…

…painstakingly well-tuned, all-analog [and] capable of sweeping through rich, rolling subharmonic frequencies up to crisp, pronounced highs, with resonant peaks and oscillations on hand, if desired.

Check it out for yourself in the video below.

Otis Audio Lifetones, Builder’s Notes

A cosmic wave-shaping unit designed for transitory astral-travelers and interdimensional freaks.

At its core Lifetones is a painstakingly well-tuned, all-analog low pass filter. ?Capable of sweeping through rich, rolling subharmonic frequencies up to crisp, pronounced highs, with resonant peaks and oscillations on hand, if desired. Add to that a free-running Low Frequency Oscillator, with 8 different wave shapes, capable of providing modulation ?to the frequency cutoff and delay time…
Wait, did we mention there’s a delay chip on board too? And there you have it, another Cosmic Echo Unit, built by hand, with love from Outer Time Inner Space.

Head to our youtube page for a fun exploration of the pedal or feel free to consult the manual for a more in-depth look.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • I/O: Mono (TS unbalanced 6.4mm jack).
  • Power: 9V DC power supply, standard 2.1mm (negative tip/positive sleeve) – not included.
  • Current: 65mA
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 94mm x 33mm
  • Made on Gundungurra country in Mittagong, NSW, Australia – Which always was and always will be Aboriginal land.