The Sonuus is amazing. Have you tried the Wahoo? Great pedal as well, and certainly underrated, or just overlooked.For me, definitely the Sonuus Voluum. Incredible pedal. All analog audio path, digital control with presets and MIDI. VCA based effect that can do almost any volume-related effect. Also, great wearless volume/expression pedal. What it can do:
Here, you can see mine in action:
- Wearless volume pedal. Heel and toe values can be programmed to anything between silence and +40 dB (and can be stored in presets)
- Clean boost, up to +40 dB.
- Noise gate. Also programmable, so you can have presets with different treshholds for your low gain and high gain sounds.
- Very flexible programmable VCA compressor. For my taste, optical and FET compressors can be a bit "cooler" sounding, colouring the sound in interesting ways; but still, the Sonuus compressor is so good that I don't need any other comp pedal on my board.
- Extremely flexible programmable Tremolo. Different Waveforms like sine, triangle, trapez, square, saw up, saw down, random. Can sync to MIDI clock at various subdivisions/multipliers. Speed control via pedal is also possible, even envelope controlled speed and/or depth. Dual LFO mode lets you even create rhythmical patterns. Better and more flexible than e.g. the Empress Tremolo I had before. My Princeton's built-in Tube Tremolo still sounds a bit better, so I may prefer it in the studio; live, the Voluum is the only Tremolo I've been using in the past 15 months.
- Limiter (I never use it)
- Great built-in tuner
- Can serve as a programmable MIDI expression pedal, too. Per preset, you can define MIDI channel, CC#, min and max values.
Second place on my list would be the Line6 M5. Poor man’s H9, lots of decent (and some great) effects at a really low price. Covers all my pitch shifting needs (the only things it cannot do is polyphonic octaves like a POG, and adding more than one harmony), decent Flanger/Chorus/Vibrato/Phaser and Reverb sounds, I love the Auto Volume Echo and Tube Echo models.
Was thinking about getting both Voluum and Wahoo, since Sonuus had a great bundle price. But the facts that A. the combination of both would have taken up too much pedal board real estate, and B. Wahoo has MIDI only over USB kept me away from it. Instead, I got a ProStage Remote Wah Wah that I control from the Sonuus. May be replaced with a Chase Bliss Condor in the future.The Sonuus is amazing. Have you tried the Wahoo? Great pedal as well, and certainly underrated, or just overlooked.
Indeed.I'm going to say Analogman's Peppermint fuzz. All the AM fuzz love goes to the Sun Faces and Sun Kings even the Astro Fuzz, but not the Pep.