Magnetic Effects’ Eye To Eye is a limited edition, all-analogue phaser pedal produced in collaboration with New Zealand band The Datsuns to celebrate the release of their new album.
Magnetic Effects Eye To Eye
The new Magnetic Effects’ Eye To Eye is an analog 4 stage OTA-based phaser capable of many shades of phase including slow and swirly through to fast and intense.
- Volume, Speed, Sweep, Mix, and Regen controls plus Rate toggle switch
- Top-mounted Jacks, Tap socket, and DC socket
- High input impedance and low output impedance
- 9V DC center negative adapter operation
- True Bypass switching
The Eye To Eye controls includes a MIX control which changes the ratio of dry to wet signal. This allows the pedal to blend between dry, phased, and vibrato settings. At minimum, you will hear only the dry signal. Set it to noon for equal parts dry and wet, the traditional Phaser setting, and set it to maximum for 100% wet resulting in pitch vibrato. Exploring the in-between settings reveals more shades of phase.
The SPEED control has a wide speed range which is extended further via the three-way RATE toggle switch which selects the overall speed range of modulation. The middle switch position disables the LFO to enable the Eye To Eye to act as a stationary filter. The range of frequencies the phase sweeps through is controlled by the SWEEP control. Set low for a narrow range and a less dramatic effect, or higher for a wider range resulting in a more pronounced phaser effect.
The REGEN control produces a more mellow, sublet phase at lower settings and, at higher settings, adds a more pronounced and resonant phase effect.
Finally, the VOLUME control allows you to compensate for any perceived volume difference that can occur when using a phaser. It also allows for a handy boost in the pedal output level for solos.
You can hear some audio demos over on the Magnetic Effects site from the link below, and it sounds nice and chewy, so perfect for lovers of analogue modulation effects. It also sounds pretty sweet with a bit of fuzz in the effects chain, so perfect for dirty goodness as well.
RRP – GBP 139 / USD 189 plus shipping