Part of the no longer available Studio Electronics effect pedal lineup, the Wolftone Helium circuit was an octave up distortion unit that yielded a wide range of octave/distortion effects. Now, in collaboration with Todd Wolfgram, Malekko Heavy Industry is proud to announce the upgraded version of the Wolftone Helium.
The Malekko Wolftone Helium produces an octave effect that can go from Tychobrae-ish to totally insane-ish singing octave up.
The all analog circuit provides not only a fantastic octave but the distortion generator produces classic rock crunch that can have the octave either blended in or taken completely out of the sound. The Malekko Wolftone Helium features a toggle switch for the Octave with Vintage, Wolf 1, and Wolf 2 settings.
The vintage setting is abrupt and mean with a quick attack and decay while Wolf 1 adds some bloom and Wolf 2 softens up both the attack and decay for an almost liquid feel.
The Texture switch shapes the overall timbre of the octave effect from Course (bright and cutting) to Full (unmodified vintage octave) to Smooth (sweet, singing octave tone).
The combination of these two switches and the Mix control allow the Malekko Wolftone Helium to produce a variety of octave and non-octave effects making it a versatile tone tool for any guitarist.