Soundblox® 2 Multiwave Distortion

Soundblox 2 Multiwave Distortion

The Soundblox 2 Multiwave Distortion includes all the futuristic and synth-like distortion and fuzz tones of the original Soundblox Multiwave Distortion, repackaged in a compact, cast-aluminum housing. The pedal features 23 distortion effects plus a Clean Boost mode, two user presets, three-band tone control, Universal Bypass™ (selectable buffered or true bypass), a three-level noise gate, and a Multi function input jack compatible with Hot Hand®, an 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 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 outputted signal. The effect is a crisp and clear distortion with sturdy attack and superior 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.

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

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Soundblox 2 Multiwave Distortion Top Panel

Selects the type of distortion.

Adjusts input gain to the front end of the compressor.

Adjusts the output level of the effect.

Controls 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 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 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)