MATRIXSYNTH: Folktek Alter X and Y guitar pedals and desktop processors

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Folktek Alter X and Y guitar pedals and desktop processors

videos by Sir Folktek



via Indiegogo:

"The widely loved and highly regarded effects of Alters 1(X) and 2(Y) were originally in eurorack format but we've decided to extend the processing to both guitar pedal players and studio musicians.

There are two different pedals, each with the same design but with 7 effects unique to each.

There are two versions of the pedal which are physically identical except the name "Alter X" and "Alter Y". Internally each has an entirely different set of 7 DSP effects meticulously designed over the course of a year by Arius Blaze (Folktek) with digital programming by Nico Raftis (Macro Machines).

For the guitar player, Alter has relay-based buffered bypass with true stereo 1/4" ins and outs. Also utilize the CV (control voltage) over the effects controls with a CV source and/or a CV expression pedal such as the Moog EP-3 expression pedal.

For the synth player who wants a desktop effects unit, use the 1/8" or 1/4" ins and outs and utilize the CV over all main effects controls.

CONTROL common with both Alter X and Y:
- Buffered relay-based bypass over 1/4" inputs.
- Controls for mix, X, Y and filter as well as clock bitrate.
- All effects have a variation of a filter which may change effect to effect.
- Touch-based effect change by touching the gold hexagon. Effects indicated by lighted control panel.
- X and Y control various rates, feedback and time over the different effects.
- Clock control adjusts the rate which controls the DSP which can drastically change the effect. In doing so it does slightly lower the quality of the output signal but the results are fantastic. This clock is not for synchronization.
- Mix, X, Y and filter all have CV control inputs.
- Trails on the guitar side.
- Each control level or cv input is visualized on the control panel.
- Powered with included 12v negative tip supply.
- Dimensions: 6" x 5" x 1 3/8"

X Pedal Effects:
- long delay
- tight, notated granular delay
- huge plate reverb
- shimmering reverb
- distortion and multi-filter
- pitch delay
- stutter glitch

Y Pedal Effects:
- analog delay
- reverb with infinite capture and lp + hp filters
- choral reverb
- palindrome reverse delay - backward/forward repeat
- time stretch
- pitch shift (notated semi-tones
- time stretch glitch"

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