The NUX Monterey Vibe features all of the classic Uni-vibe style selections: Chorus, Rotary-Speaker, and Phaser pedal. NUX modernized the original 4 stage phaser circuit (a pulsating bulb surrounded by 4 photo-resistors) by replacing it with a powerful 32-bit floating DSP to process a custom algorithm. The outcome is a perfect mimic of the complex physical phenomena of its original analog circuitry.NUX Monterey Vibe generates a truly unique effect tone; a mix of chorus, tremolo, rotary, and phaser. Similar sounds to what can be created with Monterey Vibe can be found in Pink Floyd's "Breathe," Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs," and the haunting audio mood created for "Machine Gun" by Jimi Hendrix. The earliest Uni-Vibe effect pedal came out in the 1960s. Cutting-edge guitarists were seeking a replacement for the heavy rotary speaker amplifier configured from a standard amplifier for the electronic pipe organ. The original Leslie speakers did have a charm of their own, but it was more than compensated for by gaining the phaser effect, and the ease-of-use of a simple pedal configuration.Just like the traditional Uni-Vibe pedal, you can switch between Chorus (the Uni-vibe effect) or Vibrato, by simply holding the foot-switch. In Chorus mode, the mix of Phaser and dry guitar signals produces a classic Rotary sound. In Vibrato mode, your pitch modulates between high and low. Both modes yield a rich, vintage vibe at any speed, intensity, or volume.
- Luminous knobs for low light visibility
- Buffered or True Bypass
- Strong and lightweight aluminum die-cast chassis
- 9V center negative DC supply, 90mA current draw
- Firmware updatable.
- Footswitch can alternate between univibe/chorus or vibrato.