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The Dirty Robot is a unique synthesizer emulation pedal for guitar and bass. Two different synth voices are at your disposal for creating wild sound textures using a standard guitar or bass without the need for any special pickup. V1 gives you warm analog synthesis with subtle to extreme envelope sweeps just like classic synths from the undefineds and 80s. V2 provides a vocal formant synthesis effect that can be used for vocoder emulation or talk box style effects. Using the Dirty Robots exclusive 360 degrees Drift knob, you can blend Square Wave with Octave, and Sub synthesis soundscapes. The built-in chorus and vibrato effects give Dirty Robot unparalleled versatility and make having one the next best thing to putting an actual guitar synth on your pedalboard.

The Dirty Robots effects are complimented by stereo inputs and outputs for routing flexibility, constant high voltage rails, a bi-color status LED indicator and true bypass circuitry. With its compact size, vacuum-style footswitch and striking graphics the Dirty Robot furthers DigiTechs evolution in pedal design.

The Dirty Robot uses a 9VDC power supply to easily integrate into your existing pedalboard.

Features

• Two voices, Synth and Vocal Formant
• Drift Knob blends Square Wave with Octave and Sub
• 3 concentric knobs give you tons of control in a small form factor
• Momentary switch to access virtual "mod wheel"
• Stereo inputs and outputs
• True bypass
• Stomploc
• Custom-cut Hook and Loop Pedalboard Pad

Specifications

Controls: Mix, Modulation, Drift, Start, Stop, Sensitivity, Time, Effect on/off Footswitch
Indicators: Effect on/off LED
Inputs: 2 x 1/4" instrument
Input Impedance: Effect on: >1 MΩ (stereo), >500 kΩ (mono); Effect off: >1 MΩ (stereo), >500 kΩ (mono); Effect off: True hardwire bypass
Outputs: 2 x 1/4" instrument
Output Impedance: Effect on: 1 kΩ; Effect off: 1 kΩ; Effect off: True hardwire bypass
Power Requirements: 9 VDC external power supply (required)
Power Consumption: 675 mW (< 75 mA @ 9 VDC)
Current Draw: 75 mA (typical at 9 VDC)
Power Supply Model: PS0913DC-01 (US, JA, EU); PS0913DC-02 (AU, UK)
Power Supply Output: 9 VDC 1.3 A
Dimensions: 4.40" (L) x 2.65" (W) x 2.0" (H); 11.18cm (L) x 6.73cm (W) x 5.08cm (H)
Weight: 1 lb; 0.453 kg

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I play guitar synthesizers, so I got curious about this pedal and it's just great. Basically it's an EHX Micro Synthesizer - but without the glitching and with excellent enhancements. It has a powerful sound, my first impression was of the "hexaphonic fuzz" from the vintage Roland units GR-100 and GR-300 (the latter one I own). The tracking is impressive and glitchless. It is a loud pedal though, it will increase the signal volume. To give examples of its sonic potential, this pedal can replicate the Micro Synth patch from the Yes tune "Machine Messiah". But to my surprise it can also replicate Robert Fripp's tone on the solo from "Larks' Tongues Part III" live, from the "Three Of A Perfect Pair - Live In Japan" video. This solo's sound is complex and I had replicated it in the past using 3 different pedals - the DirtyRobot alone can do it. Highly recommended for sonic explorations, unbelievably it is stereo too!
Posted by drkam6 on May 1, 2019
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