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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.
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