The new Electro Harmonix Attack Decay Tape Reverse Simulator pedal is a re-introduction of the 1980s Attack Decay pedal. It re-interprets that classic pedal and keeps its cool factor, but adds some modern features for convenience and enhanced functionality.
The original Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay pedal was produced between 1980-81 and is a much sought after prize among vintage pedal collectors. Originally called a Tape Reverse Simulator, it’s known for producing volume and reverse swells, backward tape sounds, artificially short staccato notes and bowed instrument effects.
It can produce a single volume envelope like the original, or, with Poly engaged, put separate volume envelopes on each note you play. The built-in Harmonix fuzz is now a fully controllable distortion with gain, tone and volume controls. The effects loop allows the musician or sound designer to place the volume envelope onto whatever signal is present at the Return jack. Expression pedal/CV input and three user presets give you total control over their Attack Decay!
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