In 2019, Boston’s Source Audio joined the small number of manufacturers offering a true synth pedal design with the release of the C4 Synth, which tracks a monophonic signal and feeds it to up to four parallel oscillators, each assignable to a choice of three waves shapes (sine, square and saw).
Input/Sensitivity and Mix/Volume knobs are joined by Two Assignable Control Knobs. As with all of Source Audio’s One Series pedals, the front panel is only the tip of the iceberg. Additional features, accessible through the free Neuro Desktop Editor, provide access to the modular synth depths on which this pedal was built. The Neuro Editor offers a rich effect section that includes programmable sequencers, distortion, harmonization, adjustable envelopes, LFO, and 25 different filter effects. The pedal can also store up to six Presets.
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Source Audio’s C4 Synth Pedal packs the power of a classic Eurorack modular synthesizer into a compact, rugged effects pedal for your guitar or bass. With four simple controls, a choice of three guitar/bass synth effects, and multiple methods of patch storage and recall, the C4 is remarkably easy-to-use and it boasts wicked-fast response, rock-star tracking capability, and limitless sonic potential. Just plug and play to immerse your axe in an ocean of killer synth sounds. When you’re in the mood to dive deeper into sound design, connect the C4 to Source Audio’s Neuro Desktop Editor (free download for Mac and Windows) or Neuro Mobile App (free download for iOS and Android), and the sky’s the limit.