Electro-Harmonix has announced a quirky new modulated filter effect. The Blurst is based on modulated filter sections of the type you normally find on synthesisers and lets you apply it to your guitar or bass. If you already own an external foot controller, however, you’ll be able to get even more out of this, ahem, unique-looking pink and green box.
The filters of The Blurst are modulated with three different wave shapes: triangle, rising saw-tooth and falling saw-tooth. This, in turn, can be synced using tap tempo and tweaked using an external foot pedal control option. The controller could also be used to control Range, Rate or Filter, for example. Electro Harmonix do include the power supply in the price, but you will need your own external foot controller to do this last step, so be aware that without a foot pedal you will just be using the onboard tap tempo for hands-free tweaking.
Interested? Have a listen to the official demo video below, in which EH go through the basics of what to expect from the Blurst.
I have a feeling that all you experimental players will get off on this unit, and that the noise terrorists and effect pedal junkies out there will love it. I like the lurid graphic on the front of the pedal as well, but then I am a bit odd.
Those of you heading over to the NAMM Show should go check it out at Booth 5396.
You can read the full specifications of The Blurst on the Electro Harmonix site.