Dave Koltai, Pigtronix founder, came to our shop in CT when he first decided to make effects pedals, and showed us his original Envelope Phaser. We gave him our opinion and some hints and I think we were his first dealer. We are the only dealer who still has those original EP-1 pedals, as he showed us how to calibrate them and get them working well.
The Pigtronix Envelope Phaser pours on the special sauce to take your tone
into outer space. Accentuating and sweeping through the harmonics of any musical
source, the motion of this revolutionary phase shifter can be controlled by
Envelope, LFO or a blend of both. The EP2 pedal is a complete re-design of our
Envelope Phaser concept, built on 6 years of customer feedback from the
original. EP2 sports all new sounds and smart features, in a considerably
EP2 makes it easy to dial in monster envelope tones for any
instrument or playing style.
The envelope in the EP2 kicks it up a
notch with a "Staccato" function that is ideal for fast picking, funk bass and
tight rhythm guitar. The Stacatto circuit is an "intelligent envelope" that
listens to your playing and quickly discharges the envelope between your notes.
This crafty circuit enables incredibly responsive envelope performance, even
during rapid fire playing.
EP2's rotary modulation LFO provides adjustable depth and center controls
for fine-tuning the frequency range of operation, from subtle swirls to
screaming sweeps with a huge range of available speeds. Another crucial addition
is the new “LFO smooth” switch, which automatically reduces the resonance
setting when the LFO is in use. This performance friendly function finally lets
you switch between corpulent,
Mutron style quack and deep,
Uni-Vibe sounds with a single footswitch stomp...
no knob tweaking necessary on stage!
In addition to its unique voice and interactive modulation section, EP2
incorporates new control options, including expression pedals for both SWEEP and
SPEED as well as a continuous blend between envelope and LFO modulation
EP2 retains crucial features from the EP-1 such as true bypass switching, +
or – phase inversion and our signature “trigger” input for manipulating the
envelope with an external audio source. EP2 runs on 18-Volts for maximum
Years of work went into the development of this unique and ridiculously funky
device. If you are a musician seeking the ultimate analog phaser, this is your