Source Audio Soundblox Multiwave Distortion
The Multiwave Distortion pedal is part of Source Audio’s new line of Soundblox pedals. It features the SA601 56-bit Digital Signal Processor with 24-bit A/D D/A converters that provide excellent sound quality. There are controls for Sustain, Drive, Output and Effect Selection, and this pedal can also be used with Source Audio’s innovative Hot Hand motion sensor controller (which I will get to shortly). The box itself is sleek, sporting a modern design and a cool turquoise finish. With a 4”x7” footprint, the pedal is a little larger than the average stompbox. It also features an active analog bypass, which is fully routed around the DSP and guarantees no signal loss.
Their secret recipe in this distortion pedal incorporates algorithm types that are very different from the standard set. There are 21 varieties of distortion in this pedal, offering diverse and unusual sounds. The Soundblox Multiwave distortion involves a technique that divides the guitar signal input into multiple frequency bands, distorts the bands separately, and then recombines the signal. The result is a distorted guitar tone with an incredible amount of clarity between the notes.