Graze away! Did you ever wonder what it would sound like if a machine took micro-samples (or “grains”) of your input and repeated some of them as you played? Oh, the machine also sometimes just loops some grains! Wow, I thought I was the only one!
Wait, did you also hope to define the sample length via knob or expression pedal? Shift the grains pitches up so high they become a supersonic computer weapon?
This is getting weird… if you also wished to toggle between forward and reverse playback, and have a foot switch to repeat the grains at any time, for as long as you hold the switch… then we are in some serious sci-fi stuff right now. Yikes.
Anyway, that’s what the Grazer does.
Tone town! Here is our first modulation pedal, the Twin Stags Double Tremolo. Two fully featured tremolo circuits are packed into the extra thick enclosure, offering trem speeds from “are you sure it’s going?” slow to “ring mod” fast. The triangle core LFOs can be skewed from ramp to saw, and all points between.
To compliment the series trem circuits there is control voltage in and out via 1/8” jacks for seamless integration with Eurorack synthesizer modules and systems. LFO 2 can also be used to modulate the speed of LFO 1.
The Twin Stags also features two expression pedal inputs, one to control the rate of each LFO.
Tone town! Picking up where the Wizard of Pitch left off, the Super Wizard is a behemoth of pitch shifting, glitching, and lo-fi echo delights. This new machine for new music starts with the sample based pitch shifting circuit from our Wizard of Pitch. We then added footswitch controls for the “Bend” switch (toggle still available!) and a “Dindindin” button in the middle.
This little button suspends recording into the input buffer, leaving the current sample to repeat until the button is released. It tends to sound like “dindindin!” You can tune the noise via the pitch knob.
Tones. NBaby Thunder tonez... This one isn’t just a guitar pedal; it will blast your bass just as well. The original Baby Thunder has made it’s way to the studio and stage with Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Deltron 3030) and Dylan Carlson of Earth. If you’re in need of a huge fuzz sound in a small package, this is the pedal for you!
Tonez. Is it a fuzz pedal? Is it an instrument? Is it a rogue angel bent on audio revenge? Rhythmic oscillation and industrial fuzz in a true bypass package. Our flagship is still out there blasting away at the forces of evil (AKA boredom.)
If you're looking to get freaky, look no further.
The Great Destroyer has found it’s way into the hands of Alan Sparhawk, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Alessandro Cortini, Young the Giant, K O Y L, and Pussy Makes Three.
Power Requirements = 28mA
Enclosure size = 4.78" x 2.61" x 1.4"
Tonez. Echoz. The Minivan is a dark echo, built off a digital chip so old it sounds analog. Yes pedal people, I’m talking about the pt2399. We have a couple tricks up our sleeves, though. Most echo pedals built of the 2399 give you a pretty short range of delays, using the “best” range of the circuit. But we’re Dwarfcraft. Sure, you can have those traditional sounds, but then you also have another half-turn or so to go into super slow and mangled territory. And what’s a delay pedal that doesn’t run away into self oscillation? A delay pedal you don’t need. Crank that feedback up and ride the waves, my friend.
Tones. The Wizard began as a simple idea: Cut the Pitchgrinder down to a
single pitch shifter, with a mix control. What it became is something much more exciting, with brand new capabilities.
The pedal’s resolution has been cranked up to 32 bits from the
'Grinder’s 8, but the same lo-fi glitchy sound. There is a mix control. Then we have the “speed” control. When set to zero, the Wizard behaves like a standard pitch shifter, but as you turn up the speed your output will cross fade between the wet and dry signals, allowing for beautiful moving soundscapes, or stimulating modulation at higher rates.
Tonez. The Eau Claire Thunder is the result of Dwarfcraft's wish to rectify a few issues they've had with other muff-style fuzz boxes, notably a mid scoop.
“But Old Pal Aen, some times I need to scoop the midz for my metal tonez!”
While I can’t say that I ever find that useful, ECT will do that as well. When stomping on the “BYPASS” switch, you will be in familiar fuzzbox territory. Volume, Tone, and Distortion are all active, as well as the “TIMEWARP” toggle, which flips between the traditional hi-fi type sound and a more blunted, ummm, stoner-rocky type sound.
“TONEBLAST” bypasses the tone control, giving you more mids and a bunch more volume. At any time, you can tap the “feedback” stomper to trigger a momentary integrated feedback loop, because I like noise.
“Trim” allows you to roll back your input signal, incase of muddiness caused by hotter pickups.