Discover the true spiraling and hypnotic potential of advanced stereo tremolo. The Vertigo offers three distinct tremolo effects. Normal tremolo delivers a divine renewal of the thumping “opto trem” amplitude modulation found in vintage Blackface ...
> Today we're getting a look at the Vertigo tremolo by Source Audio. Straight from the One Series, the Vertigo is a modern, full featured tremolo for guitarists not afraid to think outside the stompbox. A toggle switch selects one of three classic sounds ranging from Normal blackface optical trem, to gentle overdriven Bias trem, all the way to brownface-style Harmonic tremolo. Four knobs govern each mode, including standard Rate and Depth controls, as well as a unique waveform-carving Shape knob and a Level control to combat any volume loss. The Vertigo is compatible with Source Audio's sophisticated Neuro app and Hub, which allows users access to an entire library of hybrid tremolo/modulation algorithms as well as advanced controls, such as mix, tap tempo and a full parametric EQ. The Vertigo Tremolo can be controlled via MIDI, Hot Hand, tap tempo, or an Expression and connecting to Neuro Hub lets users store up to 128 presets. The icing on the cake is the Vertigo's true stereo ins and outs for rich, room-wobbling tremolo effects.more
Discover the true spiraling and hypnotic potential of advanced stereo tremolo. The Vertigo offers three distinct tremolo effects. Normal tremolo delivers a divine renewal of the thumping “opto trem” amplitude modulation found in vintage Blackface Fenders. Harmonic revives the haunting sway of the Fender Super’s “Vibrato” effect from the early 60s — this vintage tremolo ping-pongs between a low and high frequency boost, creating a swinging phaser-ish effect. Finally, the sweetly overdriven Bias tremolo creates the swampy “bias wiggle” of early tube bias modulation. The Vertigo takes the tonal possibilities a step further with its Shape knob, which allows users to morph the LFO wave shape from square, to sine or opto, to saw tooth.
Out of the box, the Vertigo Tremolo offers tremendous tonal range, but beneath the surface resides a treasure chest of swirling effect possibilities. Connect the Vertigo to the Neuro Mobile App (a free download for Android or iOS devices) and access Source Audio’s free library of progressive tremolo patterns and hybrid modulation effects - each can be uploaded directly to the pedal. The Neuro App also offers an additional set of adjustable parameters including parametric EQ, wet/dry mix, tap tempo, and stereo separation. Plus, every One Series pedal is fully MIDI compatible when coupled with the Neuro Hub (formerly Soundblox Hub), giving you the power to save up to 128 presets.
Very simple to use and easy to get just the kind of Trem sound you want via the speed and shape knobs as well as the Tremolo type toggle switch which lets you choose from "Normal", "Harmonic" and "Bias". In addition you can allocate up to three presets to the toggle switch using the Neuro software. I haven't made use of the Source Audio Neuro software as I have been happy just to just tweak the knobs but I suspect if I was gigging I would make use of the presets. The level control is very useful for that perceived drop in volume.
All in all Great for anything from Portishead "Roads" to Nancy Sinatra "Bang Bang"