Two Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb pedals were used at once to get the cathedral-like sounds that ramp up to the crescendo of “The Mansion,” and that song’s secret weapon was a Walrus Audio Janus—a tremolo/fuzz that McDowell describes as “completely blown-out and insane sounding. It entirely changes your tone. There are two joysticks to control the fuzz and tremolo separately, and I was down on the floor playing with those as I recorded.”more
The joys sticks are fun to use, less intuitive than a straight out expression pedal but of course you cannot change the depth on the effect with an expression pedal. Wide range of fuzz tones, it's one of my favourites as far as fuzzes go. Tremolo very good with the joy stick for instant speed changing. Although I would say if you're looking for a trem thats very accurate when you manoeuvre it this isn't really it. It's more like an old amp style trem.
The Walrus Audio Janus is a joystick controlled fuzz and tremolo all in one enclosure. The fuzz has 3 selectable clipping diodes and an optional bass boost on board to give you a wide array of fuzz sounds, along with a blend knob to mix in your dry signal. The tremolo is your standard no frills version of the effect, with the ability to add in a significant volume boost. When you used in combination with the fuzz, you can really sculpt massive waves of sound tailored to your taste. The joysticks are sturdy and allow for easy operation and filter-like effects making this pedal ideal for musicians who like to dynamically change their sound. This pedal is just as at home in a keyboard rig as it is a guitar or bass set-up. Made out in Norman, OK the Janus will keep you busy for some time to come.