Step into the realm of the ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky, a pedal crafted to replicate the iconic Lo-Fi Loop Junky sound in real time - a crackly, warped vinyl record on a turntable. Originally designed by Joel Korte, now of Chase Bliss Audio fame, this innovative device combines THAT chip compression, Belling bucket-brigades, and ultra low-current National Semiconductor op-amp filters. It faithfully captures the texture and feel of the original Lo-Fi while introducing unique, never-before-heard tones.
Achieving the classic Lo-Fi sound is effortless – turn the middle knob to the right and set the waveform switch to triangle. Adjust speed and depth for a texture akin to the original. Darken the tone by lowering the tone knob.
Explore a spectrum of sounds by turning the middle knob toward the "comp" side, revealing a bright, clear compression with enduring dynamics. Gradually shift back to the Lo-Fi side to blend in the chorus effect, creating a harmonious fusion of clear compression and lo-fi warbled signals. Unlike typical choruses, this unit offers precise control over the mix, allowing you to tailor your sound with clarity, pure chorusing, or a blend of vibrato and chorus.
Enhance your sonic palette with this versatile pedal, where traditional chorus tones shine through the subtly distinct sine or triangle settings. Unleash a world of possibilities with the Instant Lo-Fi Junky, a groundbreaking addition to your musical arsenal. You'll never want to turn it off!
VOLUME - Overall output volume for the unit.
TONE - Can be used to lower the brightness of the Lo-Fi signal (the vibrato sound). Does not affect the compressed signal.
COMP/LOFI - Adjusts anywhere between full compression and full vibrato mix. Blending the two (somewhere between the extremes) creates a chorusing sound.
SPEED - Adjusts the speed of the Vibrato (only affects the Lo-Fi sound).
DEPTH - Sets the depth of the Vibrato (only affects the Lo-Fi sound).
WAVEFORM - Sets the waveform of the Vibrato’s modulation. The traditional Lo-Fi Loop Junky simulation setting is triangle.