A Stereo Tremolo/Sequencer that anyone can use. No degree required. Thanks, Subdecay!
On May 30th, 2019, a tremolo/sequencing solution hit the scene with an intention. Everyone should be able to achieve these effects – without needing to go to class.
Subdecay TremCoder is an easy-to-navigate stereo tremolo/sequencer with 9 LFO shapes/2 sequence banks, 22 preset sequences, and tap tempo to keep you in the groove. The LFOs drive a stereo tremolo/panner (yes, stereo.) “But, there’s only one output.” You’re right – all you need is a Y splitter cable in the output to activate this feature.
And where’s the tap tempo switch? All you have to do is tap the bypass switch twice and your tremolo will begin on the following beat. You can tap up to five times to increase accuracy. After two seconds, simply tap the switch once to turn off the effect.
What are the 9 LFO shapes/2 sequence banks you can choose from?
- Short Pulse: Shorter on time than a square wave (33% on time)
- Square: Same as Pulse but on 50% of the time.
- Long Pulse: Longer time than a square wave (75% on time)
- Sine wave: The classic modulation waveform for a tremolo effect.
- Triangle: Similar to the sine wave. Less “throb” or “bounce.” Especially useful for a wide panning effect.
- Ramp/Saw: It’s like half triangle and half square.
- 8 Step/16 Step: These are similar to sequences, but particularly useful for panning.
- Sequences: Individual sequences are set by the speed knob and all have fixed ratios.
- Bank A: 1-3 are simple LFOs modulated by another LFO. For example Bank A Seq. 1 is a sine wave with the amplitude modulated by a slower triangle wave. This makes the tremolo effect fade in and out over four beats. A5 – A11 are simple rhythmic patterns. A10 and A11 are timed with triplets.
- Bank B: All 32 step rhythmic patterns that repeat over a four beat measure. Unlike Bank A, these are not depicted on the pedal. (See the Sequence B drawing.)
Subdecay’s TremCoder begins shipping in June, 2019.