Finland’s Mad Professor has dedicated himself mainly to distortion effects like the Big Tweedy Drive or the Loud’n Proud. Now it’s time for a modulation pedal. But which? All of them, of course. The Double Moon has a fully analogue signal path (bucket chain) across its 11 different modulation effects, from shallow warbles to fierce modulations. But is this pedal missing a feature or two?
Let’s start off with the positives. The Double Moon has 11 effects: 3x Chorus, 3x Double Chorus, 3x Flanger, Flanger + Chorus and Vibrato. All are fully analogue, so no emulations here. They all work via BBD (Bucket Brigade), which according to Mad Professor is what guitarists want. I tend to agree with that, as I do prefer older BBD analogue modulation circuits because of the warmth and depth that they provide.
The effect mode is set via a single 11-position rotary control. There are also controls for Speed, Depth, Tone and Control. The latter alters different parameters depending on the effect you have selected. The others should be self-explanatory. The only control you might miss is a dry/wet control.
Room for improvement?
But one feature I’d like to have seen on this pedal is a way if integrating it into a stereo setup. This would have made it more versatile. I have a Red Witch Moon Phaser that has this and it is my ‘go to’ modulation pedal, especially with stereo rigs. An expression input would have been nice as well.
But the Double Moon is definitely not a bad product. It’s analogue and, more importantly, it sounds lovely, judging by the demos. If the price is right, the pedal will probably sell well.
It should be available from March, so not long to wait to get your hands on one. Hopefully, we will see it again at the upcoming Winter NAMM 2019.
RRP – TBC