The Swarm is an Analog Fuzz Harmonizer that sounds like a thousand killer bees coming to get you!
It basically turns your input signal into a square wave, than multiplies and divides the frequency of that wave, giving you nine possible harmonies in two different octaves. Modulation is applied to the harmonies making them go from a nearly perfect tracking harmony, to a wild and uncontrollable swarm of mad bees.
The WORKER sets the level of your input signal, now fuzzy and buzzy. The SPECIES allows you to select between 9 different intervals for your harmonies. The QUEEN and DRONE set the levels for each of the harmonies that stay one octave apart.
The FLIGHT and STING control the modulation applied to the harmonies. They are highly interactive controls and you will find many different sounds by just messing with these. STING sets how fast or slow the harmonies will follow your playing. Turn it CCW for it to feel like the harmonies sting you at every note you play. Turn it CW and the harmonies will sound like a drunk bee hovering up and down around the root. FLIGHT will set the response of the modulation. CCW the harmonies will keep it oscillating up and down, while CW it will glide and hold from one note to the next.
The MASTER control will set your output volume.
With all that said, no matter how one tries to explain the theory and what each control does, the Swarm is best when played by instinct. Mess with every control until you find a tone that you like and let the bees take you to sonic places you've never been!
Hand made in California.
Pedal Size - 5.5" x 4" x 2.75" (including knobs, switches and etc)
Enclosure Size - 5.5" x 3.25" x 2"
Pedal Weight - 1lbs / 0.5 kilos
Package Weight - 1lbs8oz / 0.75 kilos
Package Size - 6.75" x 5.25" x 3.25"
Requires 9VDC power supply (Center Negative)
Current Draw - 7mA
*Does not include power supply
Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.
Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.
You may return an item purchased from Beetronics Store under the following conditions:
- All items must be in it's original, new condition and perfect working order. - All items must be returned in it's original packaging, including any goods it may have come with (picks, sticker, manual, etc). - All items must be returned within 48 hours of your receiving it. - A copy of your receipt must be included with it (or emailed to us). - Shipping costs are non-refundable. - You will be responsible for paying the shipping costs of your returned item.
Once we have received your return item, we will inspect it and contact you. If the item returned is not in it's original condition, you may be charged a restocking fee. Any item returned after 48 hours of your receiving will not be accepted in any condition. Once your return is approved we'll issue a refund and most likely you should receive it within 5-10 days, depending on your card issuers policies.