NU-33 – Vinyl Engine
Built around a philosophy of perfect imperfections, the SolidGoldFX NU-33 is here to make your tone warble, glitch, bend and break in all the right ways. Packed to the brim with warm and gooey chorus/vibrato tones, as well as a built-in noise generator plus a host of filters and waveshapes, this unique vinyl engine will deliver all the dusty dreamy modulation textures your lo-fi heart can handle. While features like tap tempo, expression and CV in, momentary speed ramping and triggered vinyl skips perfectly propels this nostalgia machine into the modern age.
- Chorus/Vibrato pedal with Noise Generator – for lo-fi modulation tones
- Selectable Filters and Waveshapes – from precise and pristine, to dark and warbly modulation
- Tap Tempo – keeps your modulation in time at all times
- Momentary Speed Ramping and Vinyl Skips – for on the fly flair
- Expression and CV in – for hands-free control over NU-33’s parameters
- True bypass switching and top-mounted jacks – for ease of pedalboard mounting
- Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by a regular 9V DC PSU
(centre -, 2,1 mm, ~60 mA current draw)
The NU-33 packs a ton of creative potential beneath its six knobs, four toggles and two switches. Blend lets you dial in the mix of the modulation, from a subtle shimmer to deep-sea chorusing and all the way to wiggly vibrato. Flutter and Rate are your classic speed and depth controls, effectively setting the intensity and speed of the modulation, but the NU-33 actually packs some extra cool tricks up its sleeve here. Setting Flutter to minimum will effectively stop the LFO movement, while Speed will let you determine the delay offset, letting you use the pedal as a rich and organic doubler effect as well.
Those controls will have your modern hi-fi chorus/vibrato tones covered, but you want that warbly vintage flair too, right? Just turn the unique Hiss control to blend tastefully engineered vinyl grove noise, crackle and pops into the modulation, color it with the selectable low-pass or high-pass filter modes and finally shape it with one of the 3 different waveforms and you have your own custom designed lo-fi modulation tone.
But we’re not ready to pull the needle off the record just yet.
NU-33 also has two momentary effects hidden under its bypass and tap tempo switches. Holding down the Bypass switch will create momentary vinyl skips and stutter effects, while pressing and holding the Tap Tempo switch momentarily speeds up or slows down the modulation. Perfect for adding that element of organic glitchy randomness into your sound.
You’ll also find top-mounted I/Os as well as an expression input on the NU-33, which delivers hands-free control over all the knobs on the device via either an expression pedal or a CV sequencer, making these sounds of yore fit perfectly into any present-day guitar rig, synth setup or studio situation.
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