Foxroxelectronics Octron-2 pedal
Octron2 is the limited-production version of the
Octron pedal. Since it's debut in April of
2005, the original Octron pedal has been hailed as a super-organic sounding,
high quality analog Octave pedal. It's the only current-production boutique
Octave pedal to offer both one octave Up and one octave Down.
In May of 2005 Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) became
one of the first Octron users, and he offered some great feedback on what he'd
love to see in an Octave pedal. Dave Fox took his suggestions and used them to make
improvements in the original Octron, along with the suggestions of others and
came up with something cool, new and unique - Octron 2.
What makes Octron2 different from the original
Octron2 is identical to the
original Octron, with the addition of the following features-
foot switch to activate each of the three signals, Octave Up, Direct, and Octave
- Individual LED for each of the three foot switches
true-bypass foot switch w/LED mounted on upper level.
- Effects loop located
after the effect, but before the foot switch.
How do you use Octron2?
There are a couple of different ways to use
- While bypassed, choose the mix you want. You can
activate any combination of the three signals (Oct Up, Direct, Oct Down). When
it's time for your solo, hit the bypass switch and you get the mix you wanted.
Make sure you have at least one of the signals activated when you take the unit
out of Bypass.. if you don't, the unit will mute and you'll be left with no
- Activate the unit via the Bypass switch, and select only the Direct
signal and leave it on. This will give you a clean, buffered signal with some
available boost. When you want to add Octave Up, Down or both, just step on
their associated switches.
- Use Octron2 as a Loop Switcher (see specs).
*Higher voltage - You can run Octron2 at higher voltage for increased headroom, which is most useful when using Octron2 with bass guitar. For example, 12V, 18V or higher. Do not exceed 30 Volts DC.