Kleissonic Unveils New Howl Phase Shifter

Kleissonic has introduced the Howl, a two-notch phase-shifting pedal.

The Howl boasts knobs for Volume, Gain and Sweep, but a “Rate” control is conspicuously absent. There is also no built-in LFO.

The two notches (signal cancellations) allow musicians to dial in plenty of sound timbres and find their own tone sweet spot. Additionally, by plugging in an expression pedal, the user's foot works as a “custom LFO.” The idea, Kleissonic says, “is to have absolute control of the phase shifting frequencies, giving musician a brand new tool of musical expression.”

The Howl works with any expression pedal with minimum 10KOhm and maximum 100KOhm. It can also work up to 250KOhm on demand. Two internal trimpots help the user easily calibrate the feeling of the expression pedal as well as the range of phase frequencies.

The Gain control provides up to +10db of ultra-clean boost of the overall sound at the midpoint. From 12 o’clock onwards, it gives more punch to the phase stage.

For more information, head over to Kleissonic.com.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.