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Red Witch unveils the Synthotron II analogue guitar synthesiser

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Red Witch Pedals has updated the all-analogue Synthotron guitar synthesiser promising a better, faster, stronger effects pedal (opens in new tab), which really translates as faster tracking, more range, and more stable performance.

The Synthotron II has dual analogue synth oscillators, each with level, decay and octave switching – up to two octaves or down one. There is amplitude modulation, an envelope filter and a sample hold section, too.

The pedal has two footswitches, one each for the synth and envelope sides of the effect, which can be run independently of each other, and, overall, it looks like the Synthotron II should be both straightforward to dial in madness, and also capable of such extreme sonic madness that it will test the imagination as to how you use it in your compositions. 

The Synthotron II is true-bypass, takes 9VDC and is available now for $199.99 (£165, €180 approx).

See Red Witch (opens in new tab) for more details (and to order this crazy beast).

And because pedals such as this really defy language in conveying what they do, check out the demo video below.

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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