Pedal specialist Audio Distribution Group has announced the launch of the new US-made Meris Hedra Pedal, billed as ‘a 3-voice rhythmic pitch shifter’.
ADG says the Hedra adds three harmony voices to an instrument and with Tap tempo synchronised delay available for each voice: ‘…this beauty far transcends the realms of standard pitch-shifting. In addition, pitch glide, micro tuning, 4 individual delay configurations, adjustable pitch correction and midi keyboard control all combine in making Hedra an instrument and sonic experience like no other’.
The Hedra can be used as a standard chromatic pitch-shifter, or users can get considerably more complicated by using its six different scales and wealth of rhythmical subdivisions. ‘Now turn up the Glide control and hold down TAP for auto-swelling synthy portamento shifts – or bump up the pitch regeneration – and you’ll be floating away on clouds of shimmering sci-fi effects,’ ADG enthuses.
The Hedra is not limited to just guitars, in fact it will work with most instruments or any line-level audio signal.
‘Whether you choose to totally transform your beats on a drum machine, harmonise vocals or completely alter additional synths, loops or any other type of audio, Hedra’s advanced pitch-shifting palette is sure to transport you and your sound to entirely new sonic worlds’.
Advanced 3-Voice Rhythmic Pitch Shifter – from standard pitch-shifting to intricate dancing harmonies
Individual controls for Pitch and Time Offset for each voice
Chromatic or Key-Driven Harmony – with 6 selectable scale types via ALT control
4 Delay Line Configurations with unique Feedback Routing – for infinite sound design options
Unique Keyboard Control via MIDI – puts a live quartet under your fingertips
Micro Tune – creates gentle chorus-like detuning, classic studio fattening and extreme warping
Glide Mode – slides between pitches at the speed you choose
Choose to sweep through Intervals smoothly or hard step for dramatic pitch effects
Switchable Half Speed and Auto Swell for advanced textures
Digitally controlled Analog mix control
Stereo input and output
Switchable input / output headroom level for Guitar or Synth/Line level
Expression pedal control over all parameters simultaneously
Presets available via external 4-Preset switch or MIDI
MIDI in/out over TRS via the EXP jack (presets, automation, beat clock)
Premium analog signal path and 24-bit AD/DA w/32-Bit floating point DSP
Designed and built in Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
The UK ERP will be £319 and the Hedra will be available from late May 2019.