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Pigtronix Mothership 2 analogue synth pedal

Pigtronix Mothership 2 analogue synth pedal  ·  Source: Pigtronix/YouTube

Mothership 2 is a relaunch of Pigtronix’ analogue synthesizer pedal for guitar and bass. It’s got a reworked user interface and should have enough dirty synth tones onboard to keep you busy for ages. This purple pedal looks like a lot of fun!

Purple analogue

The Mothershuip 2 is all-analogue, so expect some filthy and lush synth tones to start emanating from your guitar rig (well, hopefully). It’s controlled by five custom-made dual-concentric pots and a pair of toggle switches. These allow you to tweak the main master volume, glide, fine-tune, dynamics and access the following waveforms: triangle wave, square wave, clean, sub-octave sine wave. You also get a three-way tuning switch with settings for unison, octave up. Intervals can be set to either a maj 3rd, 4th or a 5th.

The timbre/sweep dial and sync switch let you slave the triangle and square wave oscillators to the input signal!

Pigtronix Mothership 2 analogue synth pedal

Pigtronix Mothership 2 analogue synth pedal

CV Control

Then on top of all of this, there is also the provision for an optional expression pedal/CV input which can be used to modulate the VCO in parallel with the onboard controls.

Basically, I wouldn’t know where to start! There is so much going on with this pedal. I think I’d have to lock myself away with it for a month just to see what I could come up with, especially as there is some very handy external control available as well.

I think the Mothership 2 could be either a nightmare or amazing, depending on your outlook. For me, though, I think it could also be a lot of fun and with enough time I think I could make some really cool twisted synth tones with this purple monster. I love the livery!

The official demo video below gives you a taste of what to expect.

RRP – USD 249

Pigtronix Mothership 2 product page

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by Jef

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