Inspired by the unique complexities of running modulations in parallel, Old Blood Noise Endeavors proudly presents the Visitor Parallel Multi-Modulator. Constantly pulling, pushing, stretching and weaving in and out of each other, the sounds of the Visitor are in constant flux, seamlessly moving from familiar modulated airwaves to clouds of irregular haunting motions. With three different primary modulation options (tremolo, chorus, and phaser) and two parallel secondary modulation options (tremolo and chorus), Visitor immediately inspires new modulated sounds and textures in a small and intuitive pedal format.
- Dual Parallel Modulation Pedal – Contains worlds of interweaving modulation
- Primary modulation – switchable between tremolo, chorus, and phaser
- Secondary modulation – switchable between tremolo and chorus
- Secondary knob – simultaneously controls depth, rate, and delay offset of secondary modulation
- Expression In – hands-free control over Secondary knob • Relay bypass switching
- Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU (9V DC, centre -, 2.1mm, ~46mA current draw)
Visitor is meant to be a modulation pedal not easily understood with existing modulation vocabulary, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to use.
With a toggle to switch between its 3 different types of primary modulation and well-known controls for Depth, Rate, Regen and Mix, the Visitor’s foundational modulation sound is easily tuned and controlled, seeing you set up classic or surreal resonant Chorus, Tremolo or Phaser sounds in no time. However, the elusive undulating parallel nature of the Visitor is introduced via its “Secondary” controls.
The Secondary toggle switches between either Chorus or Tremolo as the parallel modulation, whereas the Secondary knob controls a host of parameters at once. Set all the way down, you only hear the primary voice, but as you turn the knob up, several things begin to shift!
The Volume control quickly ramps up to unity volume, while the Rate increases steadily as you bring the knob up. The Secondary rate is also pushed and pulled by the primary LFO. This means the rate will be fastest when the primary modulation is at its peaks, and slowest as the LFO nears zero. The Depth will increase steadily and then plateau in order to not get out of control, while the Time of the delay offset of the secondary modulation will increase significantly toward the end of the sweep, where you will hear the most obvious delay effect. The Secondary knob can also be controlled via expression, for on the fly tone changes that will make your mind melt.
But all of these technical words simply can’t describe the organic rising and falling textures the Visitor creates. They simply need to be heard and experienced in real life. From dual tremolo chops to warbly random vibratos, huge doubler tones, modulated reverberating slapbacks and rhythmic pulsating filter sweeps, get ready to welcome them all into your sonic life as you walk alongside the Visitor.