Last September I posted about the return of the DOD Phasor 201 & DOD Overdrive Preamp 250, a revival of a classic effects brand. Now DOD are announcing the return of a couple more pedals for 2014, the first is a new version of the DOD 440 Envelope Filter.
The DOD 440 reacts to your pick attack with vowel like sounds and filter sweeps for some funky effects. The new 2014 version has the addition of an up and down switch lets you choose which part of the sweep you want to emphasize which makes it useable for both guitar players and in the down position, bass players.
“The DOD Envelope Filter 440 (2014) has Level and Range controls. Level controls the sensitivity of the envelope; adjust this control to tailor the triggering of the filter based upon your pick attack. With a higher sensitivity, a lower signal will affect the envelope’s effect. In other words, with a higher sensitivity you don’t have to pluck as hard to make the effect audible. Range controls the range of movement of the envelope’s sweep. Counter-clockwise sweeps more low frequencies. Clockwise sweeps more high frequencies. The Voice switch allows you to choose which part of the filter sweep you want to emphasize. True bypass allows your guitar tone to remain pristine even when the new DOD 440 (2014) is off. This is a big difference from the original which would color your bypassed tone. The modern 9V DC power supply input make the pedal more pedalboard friendly.”
Check out DOD’s website for more details.