Malekko Scrutator

Effects Pedal

  • Sample Rate and Bit Reducer
  • Provides synth & Lo-Fi sounds
  • Controls: Rate, Filter, Q, Preamp, Mix, Bit
  • Jack input for an expression pedal (not included)
  • True / Buffer bypass switch
  • Power consumption: 50 mA
  • Powered via 9V DC power supply (coaxial connection - negative terminal inside, not included, corresponding power supply available under Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 82.6 x 63.5 x 139.7 mm
  • Weight: 290g
  • Made in the USA

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Effect Types Bitcrusher
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6 * features!

Arne O., 25.11.2017
Probably the best bitcrusher on the market! Nice bitcrushing and sample consulting, but others can do that too, is no longer space technology. But the Scrutator does that almost noise-free, I also have the LoFi Machine from Mooer, which is the absolute opposite in the point. So you can use the Bitcrushing wonderful as Zerre, fat sounds with bass or synths! Well, the Malekko also costs 3x that much ... But also has a great filter in it, and that makes a lot of sense because the aliasing products in the Sampleratereduzieren sometimes a bit shrill (that's just so, who cares it just "Nyquist -Shannon sampling theorem "read at Wikipedia). I always have it on lowpass, that's why the fumbling change to bandpass does not bother me, anyway I have a wah behind it when I want the bandpass.
So far so great, but what is really awesome is the control via expression pedal or CV, which is really awesome! Bit and sample rate and filter frequency and resonance can be controlled individually or combined (!) And here it is really wrong! Sample rate down and filter frequency high simultaneously, the imagination knows no bounds. So far, I only knew about Chase Bliss, but that costs double and you have to set that over the fumbling mouse piano at the back, at Malekko I can even reprogram it in a tiny break at the gig, great. The whole thing goes with Expressionpedal or 0-5V CV, eg with Sequencer (Korg SQ1) or the Envelope out of my Dreadbox Epsilon. Have already played around for several hours and still find completely new things.
Only with Bitcrushing the whole thing goes in the direction of Zerre, with sample rate reduction somewhat in the direction of ring modulator (but not so atonal). Certainly not a device for traditionalists but I've already played blues with it ...
Malekko is certainly one of the most interesting manufacturers at the moment, why there are only 3 devices here at the moment I can not quite understand, the other things are all great!
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