Matthews Effects cooks up The Chemist Atomic Modulator pedal

US pedal co Matthews Effects has revealed its latest pedal for sonic experimentalists, The Chemist Atomic Modulator.

Combining chorus/vibrato, octave and phaser, The Chemist offers two channels, and players can choose which algorithm is active on each channel, with controls for each.

The Reaction knob controls the dry signal, while the Catalyst and Formula knobs change based on the currently selected algorithm:speed/dry (chorus/vibrato); +/- octave and dry (octave); and speed/resonance (phaser).

The Chemist is available to preorder for $179.99 from Matthews Effects and ships on 15 July.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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