MICROCOSM

A NEW EFFECTS TOOLKIT FOR ADVENTUROUS MUSICIANS

Microcosm rearranges and reinterprets your sound in new and exciting ways using a variety of granular sampling, delay, and looping techniques. Cascading microloops can be locked into tight tap-tempo synced rhythms, diffused into glacial ambient textures, woven into hypnotic drones, and much more.

Microcosm's 11 groundbreaking effects (with a total of 44 preset variations) allow you to slice, stretch, rearrange, and manipulate your playing in musical ways. Tweak the sound further using Microcosm's built-in pitch modulation, lush stereo reverb (with 4 selectable modes), and resonant lowpass filter.

When you’ve found a sound you like, the built-in stereo phrase looper can capture up to 60 seconds of your performance and even allows for layering phrases from different effects. All loops, overdubs, and settings can be saved and recalled later using the pedal’s 16 user presets. 

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FEATURE OVERVIEW

  • 11 unique granular and looping effects with 44 preset variations

  • Stereo Input/Output

  • Expression Input, mappable to many controls

  • MIDI In/Out/Thru, clock synchronization

  • 60 sec. Phrase Looper with many configuration options

  • 16 User Preset slots for saving loops and settings

  • Stereo Reverb (with 4 reverb styles) 

  • “Hold” sampler function to freeze effects and patterns

  • Adjustable Pitch Modulation

  • Resonant Lowpass Filter

  • Choose between True Bypass Switching / Buffered Bypass with trails

  • Tap Tempo

RESOURCES

GENERATE NEW SOUNDS

11 Distinct Effects.

44 Unique Presets.

Endless Customization.

MICRO LOOP

Repetition of short pieces of your playing create new phrases and movement.

3 effects, each with 4 preset variations:

MOSAIC - Overlapping loops play back at different speeds.

 

SEQ - Looping samples are rearranged into new rhythmic sequences.

 

GLIDE - Short overlapping loops shift in pitch over time.

GLITCH

Real-time rearrangements of incoming audio play at random or controlled intervals.

3 effects, each with 4 preset variations:

BLOCKS - Incoming audio triggers predictable glitches and bursts of notes.

 

INTERRUPT - Glitches interrupt dry signal with pitch shifted bursts, micro-montages, and other unique modifiers.

 

ARP - Sequenced runs of samples create arpeggios.

GRANULES

Fragments of sound create giant atmospheres and subtle textural effects.

3 effects, each with 4 preset variations:

HAZE - Clusters of micro-loops create an immediate wash of sound.

 

TUNNEL - Cyclical micro-loops generate hypnotic drones with unique modifiers.

 

STRUM - Rhythmic chains of recent note onsets create pointillistic textures.

MULTIDELAY

A delay line with selectable number of taps creates a wide variety of rhythmic and textural effects.

2 effects, each with 4 preset variations:

PATTERN - Delay taps are arranged into four different rhythmic patterns.


WARP - Delay taps are manipulated using filters and pitch shifting to create spacious textural effects. 

ENDLESS CUSTOMIZATION

Add space and dimension to your sound.

FWD / REVERSE

Alternate between forward and reverse effect playback in real time with the press of a button.

STEREO REVERB

Add space with an expansive stereo reverb. 4 reverb styles, ranging from room reverb to massive ambient wash.

MODULATION

Set the depth and rate of pitch modulation to go from subtle vibrato to extreme warble.

RESONANT  FILTER

The synth-style resonant lowpass filter allows for dramatic tone sculpting.

CAPTURE YOUR IDEAS

Record and layer performances with the built-in phrase looper and save them for later.

60 SECOND 
PHRASE LOOPER

Infinite Overdubbing

Reverse Loop Playback

Fade Loops In/Out

Undo/Erase

4 Configuration Options:

PRE-FX

Route the looper before or after the effect

LOOPER ONLY

Use looper independently without effects.

BURST

Record rapid-fire loops with one tap of a footswitch

QUANTIZE

Record layers of time-synced effects.

16 USER PRESETS

Save your favorite effects, settings, configurations, and recorded loops for recall later.

SYNC

Control the internal clock using the on board Tap Tempo, MIDI, or the manual tempo control.

HOLD SAMPLER

Freezes the effect in its current state and sustains it indefinitely until released. Playing on top of these sustained tones opens up new melodic possibilities.

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