Tsakalis Galactic and Phonkify

Tsakalis Audioworks has introduced two new pedals: the Galactic multi-modulation pedal and the Phonkify envelope filter/wah enhanced with octaves.

The Galactic lets you combine and blend five types of modulation in ways that bring new textures to your sonic arsenal. The pedal has controls for Volume, Blend, Depth and Speed, as well as a toggle to select between three modes, a pair of footswitches and three expression jacks.

The Galactic is a multimodulation pedal featuring five basic effects (Phaser, Univibe, Vibrato, Rotary and Flanger) that can be used separately or in pairs, combining them via a Blend control to create everything from 3-D chorus to many other “spacy” and yet-to-be-named soundscapes.

We created 6 different pairs of effects organized in 3 modes selectable by a toggle switch. Each mode features 2 pairs selectable by a footswitch, giving you the ability to create unlimited and unique sounds.

Three expression jacks let you control the Speed and Depth of the effects as well as how you choose to blend them, making your live performance easier and letting you experiment even onstage!

Galactic is available for €240. Visit here for more information, and check out the video below.

The envelope filter has been an essential effect in funk and soul, creating vocal-like sounds that drip with attitude. Phonkify takes it to a new extreme by adding an octave up and/or down feature.

Phonkify features controls for Volume, Octave selection, Frequency, Sensitivity and In(put) Gain. There’s also a Post/Pre switch to select the effect order and another to choose between Nasty and Smooth response.

There are two modes of juicy envelope filter (Smooth & Nasty), which turn into wah at the minimum “sensitivity” setting, combined with a unique octave up and/or down effect. You can also choose the order of the effects in your signal chain, creating a totally different vibe!

Phonkify features an expression jack, letting you control the frequency range of the envelope and wah effects, and a dedicated footswitch for the octave effect.

Phonkify is available for €175. Visit here for more information, and check out the video below for a demonstration, featuring Phonkify on all the guitar and bass parts.

All Tsakalis Audioworks pedals are handmade in Greece, individually tested and sold with a limited lifetime warranty.

Here’s a hilarious video shot by EytschPi42 shot at the Tsakalis booth at NAMM 2018.