Source Audio Soundblox 2 Orbital Modeller review

Put your sound into orbit

  • £149
  • €189
  • $249
All of the effects have nine adjustable parameters

MusicRadar Verdict

Loads of capability and a practical size.

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While pedalboard-friendly, the Orbital Modeller's two footswitches offers access to two modulation effects chosen from a range of choruses, flangers and phasers.

"You can mix in tremolo to any of the other effects"

All of the effects have nine adjustable parameters and internal modulation control or external via MIDI, expression pedal or Source Audio's Hot Hand motion sensor rings.

There's a knob to choose the modulation source and the ability to mix in tremolo to any of the effects.

Compact, affordable and with access to two effects, this is also a practical space saver.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.