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The newly redesigned Semaphore combines a fantastic audio path, with a  
diverse tremolo that has a bottomless feature set including 8 
different waveforms, tap tempo and divide, tap tempo input, and 
expression pedal capabilities. It's small footprint combined with a 
feature set that suits both foot tappers and knob twiddlers alike, 
makes the Semaphore both versatile and pedalboard friendly.
At the heart of the Semaphore is a lush audio path that incorporates 
optically controlled JFET gain stages to sculpt a gorgeous clean boost 
sound, that is present and alive without being peaky or harsh. We've 
quadrupled the number of waveforms, everything is in there from 
classic square, triangle, and sine waves to ramping sounds, and a 
mind-bending random shape. And in conjunction with the Shape contour, 
which morphs the waveshape, numerous waveforms are waiting to be 
unlocked. The Semaphore sounds fantastic, and the Tap Tempo section is 
engaging and easy to use. We've even included a control voltage input 
to control the tap tempo with another unit.


The rate control, controls the speed of the tremolo. On the Semaphore 
this knob?s characteristics are affected by the position of the Tap 
Divide control. If the Tap divide is set at a higher rate, you will 
notice that the Rate knobs sweep will change as well. The expression 
pedal nullifies the rate control when plugged in.

Tap Divide
The Tap Divide works as the engine for the Tap function of the 
Semaphore. Since a tremolo can obviously operate at a much faster rate 
than one could tap out, this control takes your tap tempo and 
multiplies it by the corresponding note beats. The quarter note 
represents the same tempo that you tap out. Once a tempo has been 
tapped in, the Tap Divide can function as an in-time rate control.

The Shape control is used to morph the selected waveshape. At noon 
your waveshape will represent the shape on the Waveshape control, but 
to either side this shape will slant providing numerous sounds and 
endless possibilities. The Shape, however, has no effect on the Random 
waveshape setting, because it is random.

The Waveshape control provides eight different waveshapes, which won?t 
leave anybody wanting for more.  These shapes include sine, square, 
triangle, hyper-triangle, ramp up, ramp down, lumps and random.

The Depth control dials in how much tremolo is in your signal. Dialed 
all the way down, the Semaphore can be used as a boost, and you can 
bring up the depth enough for slight shimmers in your signal, or all 
out depth, for maximum effect.

The Volume control, obviously, controls the volume of the pedal. Unity 
on the pedal is around noon, depending on the voltage running, and 
provides plenty of boost or attenuation.

The new Semaphore has maximum versatility in a small print, making it 
one of the most powerful tremolos around.  Like all of our other 
pedals, the Semaphore is handbuilt in Portland, OR by our hardworking 
and dedicated staff.  Stop searching and start playing!

AVAILABLE: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
PRICE: $249.99

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