Another mini-pedal from catalinbread

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  1. fizzspitz

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    The Valcoder was designed to replicate the square wave tremolo sound that was available from the old Valco-designed amps of the 1960s. What the Valcoder has over those older units is an additional Depth control that the amps lacked — so you can get shallow and shimmery type tremolos as well as the full-on machine gun staccato choppy stuff. The Speed knobs range extends further than most other tremolos out there too — from super slow 'I shouldn't have drank all that cough syrup! 'pulses to pseudo ring mod/delay ping tones at the max settings. If you have onboard soft amp tremolo already, the Valcoder can offer you a totally different flavor that still sounds amp-like and natural — all stuffed into our cute little Bantam Box enclosure.

    $139.

    http://www.catalinbread.com/products.php
     
  2. fr8_trane

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    Nice! I wonder if its a similar circuit to the semaphore

    I have the serrano boost. Its excellent and the micro size is cool and mucho useful.
     
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    kool, man someone should buy all of the mini pedals and make a mini pedal board!!

    Aj
     
  4. erksin

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    It's its own circuit, though the Semaphore can cop 95% of the sounds of the Valcoder. The Valcoder can go MUCH faster...

    Semaphore ->:crazyguy<- Valcoder
     
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    Pretty sure fatback is on it! :roll
     
  6. SonicVI

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    "our cute little Bantam Box enclosure."
    They've claimed Hammond's box as their own?
     
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    Linky please!
     
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    I think I'm gonna get me one of these. I just got a Super Chile Picoso. Nice.
     
  9. erksin

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    Dang - tough crowd... :eek:
     
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    I don't have one, but I'm pretty sure he has them all - including the Phaeton...
     
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    Some guys have all the luck. At least he puts them to good use.:JAM
     
  12. Andre357

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    Can the valcoder get classic trem sounds as well ?? Does the depth knob get you in classic throb land if you know what i mean ?? If i could get a nice mellow trem sound from this I would get one in a heartbeat. Always being a square wave trem worries me a bit...

    Any plans for a soft trem in a box in a mini box :) ??

    Recently bought one of those mini Serrano Picoso clean boosters. Great product.
     
  13. erksin

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    The Speed knob has a LOT of range, it can do very slow up through near ring mod territory - so it definitely can cop the more classic speeds in the middle ranges as well.

    And yeah - the Depth control enables you to soften the chop considerably, you can make it as subtle as you wish.

    No plans to do a triangle wave trem in a small box, since 99% of the onboard trems in amplifiers are triangle wave. The thought behind this one was to offer a square wave option in a small package to players who already had Fender-style trem from their amps.
     
  14. Andre357

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    Thanks - may have to give one a go. The size of these mini pedals is very, very appealing. Any chance we'll hear some clips soon ??
     
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    Yeah - I'm heading to Nic's this weekend, maybe we can put something quick together.

    We plan on eventually doing really extensive high quality audio/video demos with different amps and guitars for all of our product line. We're just swamped and haven't been able to book the time to do it.
     
  16. Andre357

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    Sounds good man - I'll watch out for the clips....

    I'm telling ya - keep expanding that mini line...........you guys are on to something with those for sure....
     
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    It's pretty tough to shoehorn a circuit in there, but somehow Nic figures out a way to do it!
     

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