Hungry Robot has been teasing a new pedal over on its Instagram page. According to the posts, The Collective is “one of the most over-designed and complex fuzz pedals” out there. And this unique fuzz looks set to go into production soon.
Hungry Robot The Collective
Hungry Robot is one of my favourite boutique pedal builders, so I have been watching the brand tease The Collective fuzz pedal via Instagram over the last week or so. This ‘over-designed, complex fuzz’ has a pretty insane amount of controls and looks like it could be a tweaker’s dream come true.
The Un-Conventional Controls
The Conventional knob is described as a traditional-sounding fuzz. Next up you have the Low Spectrum and High Spectrum knobs that are part of an active State-Variable Filter, which should be similar to Hungry Robot’s The Lumen. Then you have the Synthetic knob which is ‘a logic-based CMOS fuzz that can be described using the words, velcro-ey, synth-ey, gate-ey, and glitch-ey‘, which sounds like a lot of fun to me.
And then, to add some normality to the design, the Pristine knob allows users to blend in their clean signal. You can use the Overload knob to dial in sound back through an internal feedback loop, which you can then tweak with a dedicated momentary footswitch. This activates the feedback loop or, if you prefer, you can latch the feedback loop permanently on by flipping the toggle switch upwards.
Finally on the right-hand side, you have the Submerge knob. This activates a monophonic sub-octave fuzz, which is also CMOS-based. Again, this last control has a dedicated momentary footswitch, so you can add in the sub-octave. It also has its own toggle switch that can latch the sub-octave.
So far we have a name, a pedal, and what looks to be the final graphic of The Collection. But no audio demos just yet. Though, on paper, it sounds pretty fun and I’m really looking forward to hearing it in action. It is going live for pre-order on the Hungry Robot page tomorrow Friday 26 November, so we will update with details as soon as they are announced.
RRP – TBC
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