The Wardenclyffe is a lo-fi ambient modulator. It emulates the magical lo-fi textures of early audio recordings.
Inspired by Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, the pedal attempts to capture the essence of one of the most mysterious and odd scientists of the century.
The Wardenclyffe wears many hats: it is a pitch modulator, vintage low pass, high pass filter, & ambient pad reverb.
Depending on knob positions, it can be used subtly as a vibrato, chorus, or pad reverb... or by cranking the filter, depth, and wet knobs you can get into extremely nauseating lo-fi territory.
All elements combined, it provides all the tools you need to get that beautifully broken lo-fi texture you've been dreaming of.
The Wardenclyffe Mini is nearly identical to the Wardenclyffe Classic. The new?? An updated clock to improve latency and smaller size with more reliable toggle switches. Please note that some of the videos below are of the Classic, but the sounds are nearly identical, so I opted to not put any of my marketing budget into getting new demonstrations done.
WET: Controls volume of wet signal. At full turn, this goes above unity gain.
DRY: Controls volume of dry signal. At full turn, this matches unity gain.
HP/LP: Switches between High Pass Filter (UP) and Low Pass Filter (DOWN)
FILTER: Blends between filtered signal and clean signal. Filters have a fixed cutoff frequency.
PAD: Switches on a "below-the-mix" ambient reverb that sits just at the edge of infinite sustain.
LFO/GLITCH: Selects modulation source for pitch-bending. LFO is a standard SINE wave. Glitch is a how a SINE wave acts after a few drinks.
DEPTH: Controls the depth of the pitch-bending modulation.
SPEED: Controls the speed of the pitch-bending modulation.
Current Draw: 90 mA
Dimensions: 2.7” x 4.8”
Powering: 9V DC - Negative Center - 2.1mm Barrel