This represents, in effect, the first authentic E-HX multi-effects processor. "The Holy Stain is both digital and analogue, Rick explains. "This is an inexpensive pedal with really usable sounds. The fuzz and distortions are totally analogue, while the vibrato, reverbs and pitch shifting are digital. This was meant to be a great introductory pedal to give people more for their money, but people seem to be buying it just because they like its different tone. Who knew?