The new version of Iron Ether’s Polytope Detuner/Chorus/Vibrato pedal has some substantial updates for 2017. With a new jack input for expression pedals offering more control, this looks like it could be a lot of fun.
Detuner, Chorus and Vibrato
The pedal splits your bass sound into four voices, all of which can be detuned, and allows you to create a blend of various modulation effects added to each voice. The Polytope uses an on-board LFO for further modulation possibilities. Iron Ether say the pedal will even handle polyphonic signals with ease. The controls comprise Speed, Voices (1-4), Filter, Clean, Voice Vol and Detune. That’s already quite a lot of knobs, but on top of that you also get LFO, Range and Hi Pass/Low Pass mini-toggle switches on the top row as well! The latter is a nice touch, as it applies detune only to the selected frequency range.
The 2017 incarnation has an external jack input for adding an expression pedal, opening up new possibilities for the Polytope, as you can now use an external expression pedal to either control the detuning amount or chorus/vibrato depth. This could make the whole effect more attractive and flexible for both live and recording scenarios. There are some nice options here that make for a very versatile pedal. This is one you should go check out if you are into creative bass effects.
Iron Ether Polytope product page