Soundblox® 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion

Soundblox 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion

The Soundblox 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion includes all the low-end retaining distortion and fuzz tones of the original Soundblox Multiwave Bass Distortion, repackaged in a compact, cast-aluminum housing. The pedal features 23 traditional and non-traditional synth-like effects plus a Clean Boost mode, two user presets, three-band tone control, separate Clean and Distortion Mix knobs, Universal Bypass™ (selectable buffered or true bypass), a three-level noise gate, and a Multi-function input compatible with Hot Hand®, the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal, or MIDI*. Use the Hot Hand Motion Sensor Ring or the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal for on-the-fly control over any of the six adjustable parameters or to seamlessly morph from one user preset to the other. Plug in a MIDI controller for external access to presets and parameters.

The Soundblox 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion features both multi band and single band processing. Multi band processing splits the input signal into ten distinct frequencies bands, distorts each one separately then recombines them for the final output signal. The effect is a crisp distortion with superior low-end preservation and note articulation. Single band processing employs a more conventional approach, applying a single distortion element to the entire signal. The processing categories are further broken down into three subcategories: “Normal”, for a more traditional distortion curve, “Foldback”, for an aggressive, synth-like fuzz and “Octave”, for unique octave-up distortion effects.

I have tweaked around with the Multiwave for a while. It's a pretty amazing unit! I'm pleased to see such an innovative approach to distortion unleashed on the public—very cool.”

—Billy Sheehan, bassist for Mr. Big

Multiwave Bass Distortion Interface

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Soundblox 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion Top Panel

Selects the type of distortion.

Adjusts the amount of clean signal in the final output mix.

Adjusts the amount of distorted signal in the output mix.

Selects the noise gate threshold level.

Selects the frequency range controlled by the TONE knob.

The amount of distortion gain applied to the signal.

Cuts or boosts the selected TONE SHAPE (Treble, Mid or Bass).

Enables/disables a preset depending on the selected footswitch. Press and hold to save an edited preset.

Enables/disables a preset depending on the selected footswitch. Press and hold to save an edited preset.

I/O Ports

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Soundblox 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion I/O Ports

Connect a hot hand receiver or expression pedal via a 4 pole ⅛” sensor cable.

Connect your instrument here using a standard MONO ¼” cable.

Connect this to your amp, pedal, or other audio device.

Connect this to other Soundblox pedals via a hot hand Daisy Chain cable.

Connect a 9V DC power supply here.

Soundblox 2 Multiwave Bass Distortion Specifications

  • Diverse Sound Palette — Featuring 23 varieties of our unique distortion algorithms with an additional CLEAN BOOST mode.
  • Multiband Processing — Signal is split into multiple bands and distorted individually for unprecedented sound clarity.
  • Compact, cast aluminum housing.
  • 2 User Presets easily recalled via two footswitches.
  • Universal Bypass — selectable buffered or true bypass.
  • 3-band tone control — select between “treble”, “mid”, and “bass” for precision tone sculpting.
  • Noise Gate — easily activated 3-level noise gate.
  • Multi-function In — use an expression pedal or the Hot Hand Motion Sensor to morph between presets or manipulate any of the six assignable parameters.
  • MIDI Capable — the Multi-function In jack also allows MIDI access to presets and parameters.
  • State-of-the-art DSP — Our proprietary 56-bit Digital Signal Processor, the SA601, and crystal clear 24-bit converters.
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Dimensions: L: 4.5 in./11.4cm x W: 4.5 in./11.4cm x H: 2.25 in./5.7cm (including knobs)