Dwarfcraft Devices have just announced a new filter pedal at this years Summer NAMM Show. The Happiness as it has been labelled is a set of resonant filters in a blue box. It seems to have lots of tweakability and will might make you smile when you hear it.
The company make some really quirky boutique guitar and bass effect pedals which we at Gearnews have really enjoyed listening to. Happiness is a combination of filters and controllers which will get you a variety of sounds, from wah-like vocal effects to crazy oscillating, almost chaos-like filtering. At the time of writing there are few technical details available, just a few simple lines over on their Facebook page and a short video from Premier Guitar. No specifications or pricing have been made public by Dwarfcraft as yet. So, check back to their page for updates.
The heart of Happiness is a resonant filter. It has settings for High, Low and Band Pass filters. There’s also continuous controller capability, plus the ability to use an internal LFO for wave scrambling! Also available are CV inputs for both Scramble and Filter controls, as well as an output for the internal LFO. This lets you feed other pedals with its internal timing.
It looks to me like a really fun little blue box and has something almost synth-like about it, which appeals to my ‘inner studio geek’. I can imagine someone like John Frusciante loving this pedal with all that editable control and the CV input/LFO output options. It might not appeal to the average rock guitar player. In fact, it may scare them slightly with all that control. I think you need to be a more experimental player to appreciate what Happiness has to offer.
Price: TBC (but honestly what should Happiness cost? Surely it’s priceless!)
Dwarfcraft Devices Happiness: Dwarfcraft site