Catalinbread Heliotrope Harmonic Pixelator Pedal
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CatalinbreadHeliotrope Harmonic Pixelator Pedal

Code: Heliotrope
£137.00 (Delivery from £3.99)
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  • Catalinbread's Harmonic Pixelator.
  • A unique Analog blend of bitcrushing, octave, ringmod, lo-fi goodness.
  • High and Low range switch.
  • Run clean or with Gain to distort and compress.

Technical Specifications

 

  • 2.34" x 4.39" pedal
  • Battery operation or 9v-18v Negative Tip DC Power
  • 1 mA draw

 The HI/LO switch switches the frequency range of the Heliotrope's carrier frequency.

 

• The SAMPLE RATE is the fine adjustment of the carrier frequency within the given range.

 

• The RESOLUTION control determines the duty cycle or the ratio of on to off time of the Carrier Frequency. The effect of this control is somewhat like focusing the lens on a camera, you can make it as sharp or as blurry as you’d like.

 

• VOLUME controls your overall output volume.

 

 

• GAIN distorts and compresses the signal. You can get a decent amount of grit and fuzz out of it for more squarewave synthy type stuff.

What do you call an effect that isn’t quite a Bit Crusher, or an Octave, or a Harmonizer, or a Ring Modulator, or a Lo-Fi dirt box/fuzz – but a bit of a blend of each?

Yeah – we don’t know either, so we came up with “Harmonic Pixelator”.

 

The Heliotrope is an "analog bit crusher" of sorts. Since there is no analog to digital conversion happening it isn't a true bit crusher, hence the name "Harmonic Pixelator". It works with guitar, bass, keyboards, etc. We designed the pedal to be intuitive and easy to use even though what it is capable of sonically is actually quite complex and varied. The Heliotrope can be powered from a 9v-18v adapter or a 9v battery. At 18v you’ll notice more output volume and headroom is available.

 

Your instrument of choice (aka: Program Frequency) feeds the Heliotrope an input signal. From it is subtracted the Carrier Frequency. The Carrier Frequency is set by the Hi/Lo switch and the Sample Rate knob.

These are the rough ranges of the frequencies governed by the Hi/Lo switch:

Hi: 1.44kHz - 6.66kHz / Lo: 333Hz - 1.58kHz

So if the Carrier Frequency is tuned using the Hi/Lo switch and the Sample Rate knob to around 440Hz and you play a high E string at around 320Hz the output is roughly 110Hz or an A String. With a little thinking you can break down all these intervals and harmonize with the pedal - or you can just have fun and set it to an interesting resonant sound and see where it takes you.

 

Enough math – let’s rock this thing!

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All UK orders are dispatched using Royal Mail and will need a signature upon delivery. If you place your order before 1pm Mon-Fri and the item is in stock we will dispatch the same working day.

Our standard delivery is £3.99 to the UK and usually takes from 3-5 days but if you need it quick Next day delivery is only £7.99. For example if you order before 1pm on a Monday you will recieve your shiny new pedal on the Tuesday! Please note if an order is placed on a Friday before 1pm with Next Day Delivery as the delivery option you will recieve Monday, order after 1pm and it will be sent Monday and delivered Tuesday.

Guitar FX Direct ship worldwide usually with Royal Mail International signed for, European delivery time is usually between 5-10 days. If you have any questions regarding your delivery please drop us an email.

 

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In accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations, the customer has the right to cancel the contract at anytime up to 7 working days starting the day after delivery. Customers are responsible for the costs and arrangements of unwanted goods to Guitar Fx Direct.

Goods should be returned with the original packaging in good condtion to avoid the products being damaged on their return journey. It is the customers responsibility to take reasonable care of the goods during the cancellation period.

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Returns and Refunds

Refunds can only be made by the method originally used to pay for the goods. Credit/debit card refunds will be processed immediately and normally take 3-5 working days to show on the customer's account.

Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.

Goods cannot be returned as faulty where a specific defect in the product was brought to the attention of the customer at the point of sale.

 

 

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