Malekko Sneak Attack
The Malekko Sneak Attack is a digitally controlled auto-swell volume pedal that can also be manually triggered or used in a tremolo mode.
The core of the pedal is an Attack/Decay envelope generator with separate length and curve controls for both the attack and decay segments.
The envelope can be triggered or cycled in several ways , for instance, using the input signal, built in footswitch, Malekko Lil’ Buddy footswitch or external clock/click track.
Controls and Connections
STOMP SWITCH – Turns effect on or off. (Must be held down one second to disengage the pedal when in MANUAL TRIGGER mode)
OUTPUT – Connect to amplifier
MAIN LED – Effect on/off
ENVELOPE LED INDICATOR – Indicates the status of the envelope
ATTACK LENGTH CONTROL – Adjusts the length of the attack. Ranges from approx 10 msec to 6 sec. With the knob at the 12 o’clock position, the length is approx 1 sec.
ATTACK CURVE CONTROL – Adjust the shape of the attack. The curve ranges from a very fast exponential shape (counter-clockwise) through linear and to a very fast inverted exponential (clockwise)
DECAY CURVE CONTROL – Adjust the shape of the decay
LEVEL – This is a dual function knob that is VOLUME in single trigger modes and DEPTH in LFO (TREMOLO) modes
DECAY LENGTH CONTROL – Adjust the length of the decay. Ranges from approx 10 msec to 6 sec. With the knob at the 12 o’clock position, the length is approx 1 sec.
AUTO THRESHOLD CONTROL – Sets the threshold for auto-triggering the envelope. All the way clockwise is MANUAL TRIGGER MODE. With the knob set all the way counter- clockwise, the LFO will continuously repeat (TREMOLO) mode. When in TAP TEMPO MODE (Lil Buddy plugged in), you can also multiply the tempo by 1, 2, 3, or 4 by turning the AUTO THRESHOLD knob clockwise from LFO.
MAIN TRIGGER LED – Blinks when Attack/Decay envelope is triggered or as tempo indicator if in TAP TEMPO MODE
JACK FOR LIL BUDDY OR CLOCK INPUT – TAP TEMPO or external clocking / click track
INPUT JACK – Connect instrument cable
9VOLT DC POWER JACK – only for use with standard 2.5mm neg-tip 200mA 9volt DC power supply
- Single Trigger Modes as well as Cycling (LFO) Modes
- Auto trigger using input signal threshold
- Manual trigger:
- using built in footswitch in manual trigger mode (Attack only)
- with Lil’ Buddy external footswitch requires TRS (stereo) 1/4″ cable
- from external click track
- Built in LFO mode cycles the A/D envelope
- Tap tempo LFO using Lil’ Buddy external footswitch
- Tap tempo LFO using external click track