Looking for sonic mayhem? Double Gate Drone Synth MKIV may be just the thing for you. Created by boutique American pedal company Mattoverse Electronics, it produces savage square wave synth sounds that are totally syncable.
Don’t be fooled by its appearance, the Double Gate Drone Synth MKIV is not a guitar pedal. Strictly output only, it’s made for endless hours of self-contained madness, or syncable fun with other instruments.
With fierce square wave sounds and tempo sync capabilities, Double Gate Drone Synth MKIV is perfect for anyone looking to push the boundaries of sound.
Currently in its fourth iteration, the Double Gate consists of 2 square wave oscillators with individual pitch, rate, and volume controls. Using a toggle switch you can choose between a pulsed or sustained pitch for each oscillator.
To create fun polyrhythms you can drive one oscillator with the other, or else control the rates independently. If need be, a master low pass filter can be used to tame the bright square waves and basic filter sweeps.
And of course – the 1/8″ Rate Gate Sync Input and Output Jacks allow you to sync the signal with other devices, with the tempo controlled either by the Double Gate or the other device your using – think drum machine, synth, etc. All of this in a heavy-duty, pedalboard-friendly package.
Mattoverse Electronics is made up of one guy – Matt Olson – in Wisconsin, driven by an interest in the creation of sound.
“The main creative thrust for the past 3-4 years has been learning about electronics and…designing and building noise generators, crude synthesizers, and guitar effects pedals,” describes Olson. “Mattoverse Electronics aims to push the boundaries of what you thought effects pedals should and could do, in an effort to provide fresh creative fuel to musicians and sound designers alike.”
The Double Gate Drone Synth MKIV is currently available for $149 USD.
For more info, head over at the Mattoverse Electronics website, and check out the demo below.