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Aug 9, 2019

The Synaptic Cleft from UK’s Life is Unfair is one of those pedals you may as well just buy for how it looks (gorgeous). But we are sure many of you will also find it appetizing it for how it sounds, or even just for its CV connectivity.

A tremolo with unforeseen features, this pedal offers 16 different waveforms…

Bank A: Sawtooth, Reverse Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine, Sweep, Lumps, Sample & Hold
Bank B: Sawtooth +Oct, Quad Sawtooth, Quad Square, Stepped Triangle, Sine +Oct, Sine +3rd, Sine +4th, Random Slopes

…editable through five knobs, two toggle switches, a tap tempo footswitch, and eight (!!) CV outputs which grant connectivity with the world of synths. An expression inputs adds additional foot control just in case.

Collector//emitter just shot this video of it, check it out below, followed by more specs.

The Synaptic Cleft tremolo unit offers previously unseen neurochemical tethering options to the world of volume modulation. 3.5mm patch points open up the circuit to be connected with the world beyond effects pedals to allow for a boundless plethora of sounds.

Features:

*Tap tempo

*Rate – 0.05Hz to 12.8Hz LFO range

*Multiplier – Multiplies LFO speed definied by rate pot or tap tempo by 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3 or 4 times to extend the range to 0.025Hz to 50Hz

*Depth

*16 different waveforms – Bank A: Sawtooth, Reverse Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine, Sweep, Lumps, Sample & Hold Bank B: Sawtooth +Oct, Quad Sawtooth, Quad Square, Stepped Triangle, Sine +Oct, Sine +3rd, Sine +4th, Random Slopes

*Expression input with rotary to select wether the expression controller is controlling the Rate, Depth, Wave Distort or off

*0-5V CV input for Depth, Multiplier, Waveform & Wave Distort

*3.5mm synthesiser input & output

*Sync input

*Clock output

*External tap tempo input

*CV polarity toggle – Reverses sweep of all controls + CV in (except expression switch)

*Two colour screen-printed graphics on a buffed aluminium enclosure with clear powder coat finish.

*A6 two colour screen-print of pedal artwork

*Screen-printed manual

*Powered by standard 9VDC negative centre supply – Current draw 36mA

Artwork by Tetsunori Tawaraya – www.tetsunoritawaraya.com

Printing by Gwion Christmas – www.gwionchristmas.com