Source Audio's One Series range covers all the needs of today's guitar and bass players. The range benefited until then from a good number of effects, it just lacked a machine dedicated to filters. It's done with the Spectrum. Inside this very pretty case in brushed aluminum with a shimmering color, hides a veritable jukebox which will be able to satisfy the most creative guitarists.
Source Audio uses the same platform implemented with the Nemesis, the Ventris and others… to create this superb and overpowered machine capable of delivering a whole variety of sounds ranging from classic envelope-filters to octave effects, psychedelic distortions and other electronic effects.
The assembly is perfect, the compact format and the handling very intuitive. Inside, there are high quality PCBs. At Source Audio it's not joking, the brand wants to be at the forefront of audio technologies, the architecture used offering computing power and processing quality that very few brands benefit from.
The Source Audio Spectrum Intelligent Filter is the most powerful stereo effect pedal dedicated to filters ever created. Drawing on nearly 15 years of stompbox technology and know-how, Spectrum is the culmination of the best envelope sounds Source Audio has created, and the best way to easily integrate those sounds. in rigs of all types.
Spectrum is an all-in-one funk/psych/electronic/jam machine. You can play the standard 6 factory sounds, or browse the ever-growing Neuro library to find additional sounds created by Source Audio and the community. You can also amp up the power of the pedal by using the Neuro app's editing tools to create your own custom presets. The Spectrum will satisfy the needs of any guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and just about any other instrument.
A relatively complex effect as it is rich in possibilities, the pedal was designed with the desire to make it as plug-and-play as possible. The pedal gives you access to the most iconic and hard to find envelope filters on the market.
On the front, there are the functions Input, Depth, Freq, Speed. With the ALT button, you can expand the controls to eight different parameters. You can actually tune the filter response as you see fit.
Once plugged in, you have access to Vintage sounds like Mu-Tron© and Lovetone Meatball© and also a whole bunch of more modern envelopes. The effect is deep, it does not overpower the attack and retains good transparency so as not to distort the original signal, with an optimized signal-to-noise ratio. Whichever way you adjust the Spectrum, it remains a tool of exemplary musicality. In addition, it perfectly tracks your game without stalling. It's beautiful, it reacts instantly, it's fluid and really creative.
In concrete terms, the Source Audio Spectrum is an extraordinary and ultra-complete pedal! It's already rich out of the box, but imagine, via the Neuro app, being able to access a huge collection of additional filters (25 different ones) with extensive parametric EQ capabilities, stereo routing options and functions. advanced internals.
For example, you can combine several effects (any type) in series or parallel, split the signal on each output and send each effect engine to a specific output. Nothing prevents you from having an effect on the right and another type of effect on the left. Impressive!
The Spectrum is a real Swiss army knife for creative people. The concept is formidable, the flexibility enormous, the possibilities almost infinite via the application, and its sound signature particularly addictive. All for one of the most attractive prices!