The Soundblox 2 Multiwave Distortion includes all the futuristic and synth-like distortion and fuzz tones of the original Soundblox Multiwave Distortion, repackaged in a compact, cast-aluminum housing. The pedal features 23 distortion effects plus a Clean Boost mode, two user presets, three-band tone control, Universal Bypass™ (selectable buffered or true bypass), a three-level noise gate, and a Multi function input jack compatible with Hot Hand®, an expression pedal, or MIDI*. Use the Hot Hand Motion Sensor Ring or the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal for on-the-fly control over any of the six adjustable parameters or to seamlessly morph from one user preset to the other. Plug in a MIDI controller for external access to presets and parameters.
The Soundblox 2 Multiwave Distortion features both multi band and single band processing. Multi band processing splits the input signal into ten distinct frequencies bands, distorts each one separately then recombines them for the final outputted signal. The effect is a crisp and clear distortion with sturdy attack and superior note articulation. Single band processing employs a more conventional approach, applying a single distortion element to the entire signal. The processing categories are further broken down into three subcategories: “Normal”, for a more traditional distortion curve, “Foldback”, for an aggressive, synth-like fuzz and “Octave”, for unique octave-up distortion effects.*Soundblox 2 MIDI functionality requires the Source Audio MIDI Adapter.