The MANTIS 2 is an octave down fuzz, offering some glitch type of tones, intermodulating octave sounds, almost synthbass, also an octave up swell can be achieved with the right settings. There are lots of knobs to control the output signa, so you can control the outputl. Vol offers a wide range of output so you wont have to fear to cut through in a band setting (is loud so be careful with this knob), the tune control the intensity of the incoming signal giving you from krackling to self oscillating fuzz tones. Intermod controls the intermodulation/arpegation of the octave signal with the fuzz signal, Down knob controls the voice of the octave down and Balance blends the octave signal with the fuzz signal. There´s a 3 way switch for more tonal options.
The mantis2 is only powered via a DC Jack 9v (negative center), there are no options for battery usage.