Soundblox® Multiwave Distortion

Multiwave Distortion

Upon its release, Premiere Guitar Magazine gave the Soundlbox Multiwave Distortion its “Premier Gear” award for 2008. The magazine praised the pedal for “not looking to emulate or duplicate any distortion pedals of the past” and allowing “you to carve out your unique sound.” This anti-retro unit offers 23 matchless effect types, ranging from traditional to extremely distinct and aggressive synth-like distortions.

The Multiwave’s effect types are divided in two categories: Multi Band and Single Band processing. Each processing category is then broken down into three more subcategories: Normal, Foldback, and Octave.

Multi Band processing is an extraordinarily unique procedure that splits the input signal into 10 distinct frequencies, distorts each one separately then recombines them for the final outputted signal. The process produces a hugely diverse set of tone possibilities, depending on the chosen sub-category. Multi-band Normal offers a crisp distortion with sturdy attack, and heightened note articulation. Multi-band Foldback produces wild synth-like distortions nasty enough to please the most extreme fuzz pedal fanatic. Multi Band Octave creates octave-up distortion tones unlike any harmonizing box on the market today.

The Multiwave also offers Single Band processing which employs a more conventional approach by applying distortion to the entire signal. The result is a slightly more traditional, but equally diverse and expressive set of guitar tones.

Plus, the Multiwave is Hot Hand® ready for even more possibilities.

My plan all along was to carry a very few select 'stomp boxes' I cannot live without. The Classic and Multiwave may have just upset my apple cart! They are the best distortion boxes ever made.”

—Adrian Belew, guitarist for King Crimson, Tom Tom Club and Frank Zappa

I want to tell you that I think your pedals are the best out there. I bought my first pedal, the Tri-Mod Wah and it just blew me away. I had to show someone that really could play the bass and appreciate using it more than a beginner. So I took it to the Guitar Center here and gave it to a friend that works there…and it blew all of them away. Then I bought three more pedals, the Tri-Mod Phaser, Flanger and the Multiwave Distortion.”

—Stanley Robison

Multiwave Distortion Interface

Roll your mouse over hot spots (+) on the panel controls and ports to learn about each one.

Soundblox Multiwave Distortion Top Panel

Switches between a range of different distortion sounds.

Adjusts the input gain to increase thesignal level going into distortion.

Controls the level of the output signal.

Modifies the gain of the signal going into the distortion section.

Engages the selected effect.

I/O Ports

Roll your mouse over hot spots (+) on the ports to learn about each one.

Soundlbox Multiwave Distortion I/O Ports

Connect optional Hot Hand Motion Sensor.

¼-inch plug connection to your guitar.

¼-inch plug connection to your amp.

Connect a 9V DC power supply hereif you do not wish to use batteries.

Soundblox Multiwave Distortion Features & Specifications

  • Diverse sound palette — featuring 21 varieties of our distortion algorithm.
  • Multiband processing — signal is split into multiple bands and distorted individually for unprecedented sound clarity.
  • Modern Design — a thoughtfully designed box that features rugged construction and sleek looks.
  • State-of-the-art DSP — our proprietary 56-bit Digital Signal Processor, the SA601 and crystal-clear 24-bit converters.
  • Motion Control — all Soundblox pedals are ‘Hot Hand Ready’ and can be used with any Hot Hand motion sensor to extend the capabilities of the unit.
  • Active Analog Bypass — bypass is fully routed around the DSP and active input ensures zero signal degradation.
  • Dimensions: 7 in./17.8cm (length not including I/O jacks) x 4 in./10.2cm (width) x 2 in./5cm (height, including knobs).
  • Power supply not included. Click here to view recommended power supply and purchasing information.