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 Attack Sustain is a polyphonic amplitude-envelope synthesizer that provides volume swell with variable attack time, compression / sustain and variable decay with automatic reset.
At the heart of the Attack Sustain is a revolutionary, newly designed compression / sustainamplifier. When the Attack and Decay functions are switched off, the pedal creates a punchy yet smooth compression that allows your instrument to sustain as long as you want.
The Attack and Decay functions provide a wide range of swell and fade times and pallete of effects that range from cello and trumpet to tape reverse and toy piano. With short attack and decay settings, the auto reset allows you to create pulsating tremolo and staccato-stutter effects.
The Attack Sustain is a far reaching evolution of the Electro Harmoinx Attack Decay. For lovers of the BossSlow Gear, Ebow and/or Fernandes Sustainer pickup, this is the ultimate pedal. In keeping with the tradition of the Attack Decay, we've included our own twist on the "Harmonics" control, which adds a layer of sweet distortion as well as a HIGH-BOOST switch that adds clarity, presence and natural overtones.
The BLEND control allows you to mix in a clean sound for undulating volume swells when using the ATTACK / DECAY functions or for super transparent compression sounds when combined with the Sustainer function. The VOLUME control allows you to boost the effect's signal level significantly above unity gain.
The Attack Sustain is an interactive pedal, that relies on the player's touch to determine when the attack and/or decay cycle will begin. The TRIGGER input jack allows the touch sensitive Attack and Decay functions to be controlled by an external source such as a band mate or drum track. This side chaining technique results in some exceptionally bizarre and cool interactions between the rhythm of the trigger source and the amplitude of your instrument.
Creative circuit design allows the Attack Sustain to mimic bowed string, horn and synthesizer textures without altering the essential "tone" of your instrument.
Includes USA style 120Vac special power supply (pedal takes 15VdC).