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Poly Effects’ Beebo puts Eurorack modular synth power in a pedal

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Poly Effects has introduced the Beebo, a “multi-modulation” processor that offers Eurorack modular synth power in pedal form.

The Beebo is loaded with a slew of onboard effects, including auto swell, delay, algorithmic reverb, chorus, looping delay, mono and stereo EQ, mono and stereo compressor, pan, phaser, reverse, rotary, saturator, phaser, warmth and through-zero flanger.  

There’s also a host of outside-the-box effects, including a granular texture synthesizer, 16-model macro oscillator and a meta modulator with seven blendable signal-combining algorithms.

(Image credit: Poly Effects)

Each effect has numerous parameters to choose from (the rotary alone has more than 30), and can be used alone or combined, controlling one module from another .

The pedal sports a pair of knobs at the top for changing parameters. In the center is an intuitive five-inch touchscreen for patch-building, and below are three footswitches that can change a value or connect parameters to a random source, an LFO or an envelope follower.

Modules that generate control signals can also be controlled, and users can build their own modules, send control signals out as MIDI CC to control other pedals and share presets via a rear-mounted USB flash drive.

In addition to the USB there’s also TRS MIDI in and out and TRS stereo ins and outs.

The Beebo is available for $399. For more information, head to Poly Effects (opens in new tab).

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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.