The Equilibrium DLX is Alexander's updated vintage modulation pedal - evoking the buttery, sputtery, wobbly sounds of yesteryear.
While the Equilibrium DLX sounds completely vintage, it crams all "mod cons" into a pedalboard-friendly package.
Rate (Level) — Adjusts the rate of modulation from a slow pulse to a rapid flutter. Turning this knob cancels the Tap Tempo setting. Holding down the Bypass / Level footswitch lets you adjust the overall output level of the effect. The Level setting is stored in the memory of the pedal for future use.
Depth — Controls the amount of modulation from barely perceptible to seasick.
Shape — Selects one of four waveforms to control the modulation effect: Sine, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, or Square.
Mix — Blends between the dry and the modulated signals.
*Hint: For traditional style tremolo, set the Mix knob fully clockwise.
Tap Tempo / Division - tap twice to set the modulation rate. The LED above the Tap switch flashes to indicate the current rate and division. Hold to toggle between normal-speed (green) and double-speed (red) settings.
Remote Tap Tempo Jack - connect a normally-open momentary footswitch to this jack to set the modulation time remotely. Hold down the remote footswitch to change tap divisions.
Tremolo — Traditional tremolo based on the bias circuits from the earliest tube amps. Use the Shape control to morph from a very soft and smooth tremolo to a much harder burp-burp modulation.
Harmonic — Based on the vibrato circuits from the early ‘60s piggyback amplifiers. Blend in the dry signal for a queasy, seasick effect.
Vibrato — True '50s style frequency vibrato, just like Buddy Holly. Try it with a fast speed and 100% wet mix for the widest vibrato effect. Mixing in some dry signal makes the vibrato sound more like a phaser or photocell vibe unit.
The Equilibrium DLX features buffered bypass switching with a soft-touch footswitch.
The Equilibrium DLX requires a 9V DC power supply with a 2.1mm pin, center negative.
The Equilibrium DLX is not designed to be powered on supplies higher than 9V and does not use a battery.
The Equilibrium DLX should work fine on a multi-pedal "daisy chain" connector, but if you encounter excessive noise or hum try a separate power supply.
The Equilibrium DLX requires approx. 75mA.