Earthquaker Devices introduces Pyramids pedal

Earthquaker Devices has introduced a brand-new pedal, Pyramids, which features eight Flanger modes.

Built upon the same proprietary DSP architecture as the company’s Avalanche Run, Pyramids is a Stereo Flanging Device with five user-definable presets (a first for any EarthQuaker Devices pedal), eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the Rate & Tap mini-toggle, a multifunction Modify control, positive and negative feedback, and a variable Mix control.

Pyramids “Activate” foot-switch features EarthQuaker Devices’ exclusive Flexi-Switch technology. This relay-based true-bypass switching platform allows for momentary or latching operation, making it easier to engage effects for individual notes or phrases.

For standard latching operation, tap the foot-switch to activate the effect and tap again to bypass. For momentary operation, simply hold down the foot-switch for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Release the foot-switch to bypass.

To accommodate any input source, the Pyramids pedal includes stereo input and outputs which allow for a variety of routing options onstage or in the studio.

Routing possibilities include: Mono in / Mono out – Mono in / Stereo out – Stereo in / Stereo out. In addition, Pyramids’ Trigger Up/Down modes allow for Side Chain Flanging, in which an external control source (drum machine, sequencer, CV) may be used to trigger the flanger while you play another instrument. In this configuration, the primary instrument is routed through the Right Input and Right Output while the control source is patched into the Left Input.

Earthquaker Devices’ Pyramids pedal is available now through Audio Distribution Group with a UK ERP of £319.


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