Soundblox® Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion

Multiwave Bass Distortion Pro

The Soundblox Multiwave Bass Distortion Pro inherits the power and clarity of the original Soundblox Multiwave Distortion and adapts it to the unique frequency range of the bass guitar. Bassists can effectively combine complex chords and intervals with distorted tones — multi band processing eliminates the mush and allows each note to ring clear and true. The pedal also features single band processing for more traditional distortion sounds. It’s the perfect pedal for both the studio and stage.

Users have access to 23 modern and distinctive distortions and an additional clean boost/EQ mode. Distortion curve types range from “normal” overdrive for traditional sounds to “foldback” and “octave” for more aggressive synth-like tones. Each distortion type is further customizable via the 7-band equalizer, drive control, and separate mix knobs for clean and distorted signals. This advanced sound control alleviates the tendency for low-end reduction associated with most bass effects.

Six user presets, accessible via three footswitches, assist in the speedy recall of any custom tailored sound, and a traditional expression pedal input facilitates the seamless morphing from one user preset to another. A MIDI input allows external access to presets and parameters, and, as with all Soundblox products, it is compatible with the Hot Hand ring controller.

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 Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Top Panel

Selects the effect type.

Controls the impact of the EQ on your sound.

Controls the amount of distortion applied to the signal.

Controls the amount of clean signal in the output mix

Controls the amount of distorted signal in the output mix.

Selects between preset banks A and B.

7-Band graphic equalizer saved per preset.

Enables Hot Hand capabilities.

Enables Hot Hand calibration mode.

Saves and recalls 6 programmable user presets.

Saves and recalls 6 programmable user presets.

Saves and recalls 6 programmable user presets.

I/O Ports

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Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion I/O Ports

For connecting an optional Hot Hand sensor, wired or wireless.

Guitar (or other instument) input.

Allows morphing between presets.

Allows external access to presets and paramters.

Output to amplifier or other effects.

For daisy-chaining multiple Hot Hand-enabled pedals together.

Accepts a 9V DC power supply.

Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Features & Specifications

  • Diverse Sound Palette — Featuring 23 varieties of our unique distortion algorithms with an added CLEAN BOOST + EQ mode.
  • Multiband Processing — Signal is split into multiple bands and distorted individually for unprecedented sound clarity.
  • State-of-the-art DSP — Our proprietary 56-bit Digital Signal Processor, the SA601, and crystal clear 24-bit converters.
  • 6 User Presets — Easy to configure user presets in two banks selectable via 3 footswitches for quick access of your favorite sounds.
  • 7-Band Equalizer — Ultra-precise 7-band equalizer for in-depth tone control saved per preset.
  • Extended Control — An expression input allows morphing of sounds between preset banks. A MIDI input allows external access to presets and parameters.
  • Motion Control — All Soundblox and Soundblox Pro 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.
  • 9V DC power supply included.
  • Dimensions: 7 in./17.8cm (length not including I/O jacks) x 6 in./15.25cm (width) x 2 in./5cm (height, including knobs).