Stereo is slowly but surely becoming the standard in the stompbox realm, and even though, for obvious reason, this trend began with time-based and modulation effects, it’s now expanding to dirt boxes – coincidentally, we blogged earlier this week about the first stereo pedal guitar amp. One of the big advantages of Stereo effects is that they are very appealing for synth players, not just guitarists.
The Pecan Audio Edera is the first simple Stereo distortion we stumble upon. Hand made, the device is presented as a “Stereo warming unit,” probably to better target synth players not necessarily interested in words like “distortion” or “overdrive.”
The Edera works as a dual-channel effect with one output per channel and two parallel circuits with separate footswitches and three identical controls, consisting in: Sub, Drive, and Volume. The channels can’t be stacked on top of each other.
While Volume and Drive do what they are supposed to do, the Sub is…
a third order Sallen-Key filter [that] will dive any sound into a submersive dimension. Designed to enhance the low frequencies, will shape the creation of sound textures, for example to mimic the sound propagation into water instead of air, or to imitate a rainstorm.
Check out the video of the Pecan Audio Edera, below.
Pecan Audio – EDERA
Stereo warming unit with top-mounted jacks, dedicated filters, drive and volume controls. True bypass switch for each of the two channels. Enrich any signal into a warm, saturated sound.
The three knobs on the top control the left channel, the three on the bottom the right one.
– SUB –
This third order Sallen-Key filter will dive any sound into a submersive dimension. Designed to enhance the low frequencies, will shape the creation of sound textures, for example to mimic the sound propagation into water instead of air, or to imitate a rainstorm.
– DRIVE –
Turn clockwise to increase the amount of saturation. Using it along with the SUB knob to set the density of higher harmonics.
Subtle assembly marks, graphics artifcats, misalignment are always prevented to make the perfect product possible, but please, consider that if present they are totally fine, the pedal is handmade ad each one will be unique.