Based in Norman, Oklahoma, stompbox manufacturer Walrus Audio has made a name for itself in the last few years through a series of pedals that sound great, and in some cases feature some completely unexpected twists.
The stompbox that obviously sticks out in their current “roster” is the Janus, a tremolo/fuzz featuring two… joysticks?!?
Let’s see what these guys have to say about it:
Both the Tremolo and the Fuzz can be isolated and used alone, but can also be used together in series creating thick textures with a lot of movement. Each joystick has a separate X and Y axis that has designated controls. The Tremolo joystick controls the rate and depth while the Fuzz joystick controls the amount of fuzz and the tone. There are individual Volume controls for both effects and a Blend control for the Fuzz that allows the user to mix unaffected signal with the effected fuzz signal.
The joystick controls make the Janus a great option for guitars, vocals, keys, or tracks.
The other 4 pedals offered by Walrus Audio are a compressor, a distortion, two overdrives and a fuzz – check them out here.
If you are dying to put your hands on those joysticks (and this is NOT a sexual metaphor by the way!) come to our Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit at Main Drag Music on October 19-20, 2013! And may the joy be with ya!
P.S. Check out this demo of the Janus by none other than Steven Drodz of the Flaming Lips.