The Rainbow Machine from EarthQuaker Devices empowers guitarists to defy convention and explore otherworldly sounds that are often very unguitar-like. This polyphonic pitch-shifting modulator pedal creates soundscapes that wash your sound in harmonic movement. And the selectable Magic control takes the pitch-shifting effects into totally new sonic territory. By EarthQuaker Devices' own admission, the Rainbow Machine is for "experimenters, adventurists, and noisemakers."
The Rainbow Machine polyphonic modulator pedal offers pitch shifting up to a 3rd up and a 4th down. This can be controlled by the onboard pitch knob or an expression pedal. Its 6-knob layout allows for deep control of modulation effects going from mind altering to more standard guitar tones like slapback delay, chorus, and reverb. But when the knobs start creeping up, so does the fun. Undefined percussive bursts, chimy high-frequency artifacts, and stepped pitch bends are all available in the Rainbow Machine. Turn on the Magic The footswitchable Magic feature on the Rainbow Machine is at its core a regeneration device. It creates aliasing between the primary and secondary controls for sounds that get way out there. Because of how it works, it's highly interactive with the other knobs on the pedal. Tiny changes in them will bring out whole new worlds of modulated, pitch-bending exploration. And if you want a sound that's easier to fit into a full-band context, just kick off the Magic. From the pedal gurus at EarthQuaker Devices Akron, Ohio's EarthQuaker Devices is a boutique pedal company that puts all of their focus on building tools for musicians to find their own tone. Their designs range from enhanced classics to pedals that have never been seen or heard before. Company founder Jamie Stillman was working with rock band the Black Keys when he came upon a design for the pedal that kick-started the company's success. Ever since then EarthQuaker Devices has been committed to helping you find your tone with high-quality products at great prices. EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine Polyphonic Pitch-shifting Modulator Effects Pedal Features: Polyphonic pitch-shifting modulator pedal Magic control adds more harmonic movement 100% analog dry signal path True bypass Expression pedal for control of the pitch