EarthQuaker Devices Announces New Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device - Guitar World
Pyramids is a Stereo flanging device with five user-definable presets, eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision and much more.

EarthQuaker Devices has announced its new Pyramids Stereo flanging device.

From the company: Built upon the same proprietary DSP architecture as the Avalanche Run, Pyramids is a Stereo Flanging Device with five user-definable presets, eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the Rate & Tap mini-toggle, a multifunction Modify control, positive and negative feedback and a variable Mix control.

Pyramids' “Activate” footswitch features EarthQuaker Devices’ Flexi-Switch technology. This relay-based true-bypass switching platform allows for momentary or latching operation. For standard latching operation, guitarists can tap the footswitch to activate the effect and tap again to bypass. For momentary operation, they can hold down the footswitch for as long as desired, and release the footswitch to bypass.

Pyramids' eight flanger modes are:

  • Classic: Delivers the “classic,” flanging sound. In this mode, Pyramids recreates the studio-quality sounds of old-school ADT (automatic double tracking).
  • Through-Zero: Provides authentic tape-style flanging without all the calibration, biasing, demagnetizing of heads, and so on that a real tape machine—or two—requires.
  • Barber Pole Up: Infinitely sweeping upward flanging effect with no discernable beginning, middle, or end, creating an “endless circular staircase” effect derived from the Shephard Tone auditory illusion popularized in television, video games and film.
  • Barber Pole Down: Infinitely sweeping downward flanging effect with no discernable beginning, middle, or end, creating an “endless circular staircase” effect derived from the Shephard Tone auditory illusion popularized in television, video games and film.
  • Trigger Up: In this mode, Pyramids provides an infinitely upward sweeping flanger that restarts the flange cycle with each new pick attack or by pressing the Tap/Trigger footswitch.
  • Trigger Down: In this mode, Pyramids provides an infinitely downward sweeping flanger that restarts the flange cycle with each new pick attack or by pressing the Tap/Trigger footswitch.
  • Step: Sweeps up and down in stepped increments, producing a rhythmic flange effect similar to an arpeggiator and/or sequencer on a synth instrument.
  • Random: Sweeps up and down in random intervals, creating a chaotic flange effect similar to a synthesizer or envelope filter’s “sample & hold” function.

To accommodate any input source, Pyramids includes stereo input and outputs which allow for a variety of routing options onstage or in the studio. Routing possibilities include:

  • Mono in / Mono out
  • Mono in / Stereo out
  • Stereo in / Stereo out

The EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Stereo Flanging Deviceis available now for $299.

For more info, head on over to earthquakerdevices.com.