The EarthQuaker Devices Transmisser is a reverb / delay like no other, with endless decay times and ethereal sounds, this new pedal is aimed at players looking for undulating landscapes of ambience. The company have released some fantastic pedals this year already and this new one is really out in space man!
The pedal has a very long reverb tail which is also modulated and has a resonant low pass filter as well. The combination of all of these effects combined allows players to really experiment with huge soundscapes of repeating, organic ambiences that move over time.
Earthquaker Devices have quite a reputation in this area already and the new Transmisser pedal certainly fits right alongside the rest of their pedal range, yet offers something unique.
You have six controls labelled Decay, Darkness, Freq, Warp, Rate and Mix. Decay, Rate, Darkness and Mix are the types of controls you expect on a delay pedal, however, it is the other two controls which are the odd ones out.
Warp does exactly what it says really, as it allows you to dial in how extreme the whole effect is on your signal path and Freq controls a resonant low-pass filter. You can also control the Freq control with an external foot pedal so use it to sweep the control in real time with your foot.
It is a very interesting sounding pedal and will no doubt be popular with more experimental musicians, tweakers and players. The Transmisser sounds very other-worldly for a delay / reverberator, so maybe not for everyone, I really like it myself. You could run pretty much any signal through the pedal and not just guitars, so perhaps a useful studio tool as well?
The Transmisser sounds very other-worldly for a delay / reverberator, so maybe not for everyone, but I really like it myself. You could run pretty much any signal through the pedal and not just guitars, so perhaps a useful studio tool as well when you are looking for inspiration.
Full details and specifications of the Earthquaker Devices Transmisser are here
RRP GBP £219 out on 3rd October