The SolidGoldFX Lysis made a splash when it was first unveiled at our Stompbox Booth at NAMM 2019, making it into reverb.com’s top 7 of the new NAMM releases. The Montreal-based company just upgraded it with a MkII version that takes this modulated octave fuzz/synth to a new level.
Driven by a discrete FET preamp and high-gain fuzz circuit, the Lysis feeds the resulting square waves to a series of effects including a resonant hi/lo-pass filter, a digital polyphonic octaver (up and down), and a modulation section loaded with 33 different triangle, sine and square waveshapes coupled with 3 resonance modes.
While the original Lysis could just deliver octave-down, MkII can do octave down/octave up voicing and octave down/fifth pitch shifting, for automatic power chords!
The SolidGoldFX Lysis MkII’s new features include also a new footswitch configuration allowing for Tap Tempo and two momentary effects: LFO Speed ramping, and LFO breaking. Like its predecessor, it has assignable expression/CV operation.
Check out the first videos of it!