APOLLO II - PHASER
Ever since the halcyon studio days—where guitar effects were made with recording machines instead of pedals—guitarists have pined for the sound of a lush analog phaser. The original recording gurus had to make do with hand-manipulating tape machines, and in the early '70s, pedal phasers were born. Our Apollo II phaser marks the next generation of pedal phasers—the next best thing to actually creating the phase shifting by hand…and who has time for that?
Perhaps the best part of the Apollo II phaser is its ability to go above and beyond anything possible in the phaser realm. While most phasers operate with a sine wave-based LFO circuit, the Apollo II phaser gives you an 11-position detented control with a multitude of waveforms.
These waveforms are the key to wringing the goods from the Apollo II. In addition to standard sine waves, the Wave knob features everything you (and we) can dream of, from all standard waves to hybrid waves and a randomizer, we’ve got it all.
The mode toggle manipulates parts of the waveforms, attenuating of bypassing certain parts for all new and extremely distinct patterns. And you have a plethora of control over them, thanks to the Apollo II’s tap tempo switch with accompanying subdivision toggle.
The Apollo II phaser is also equipped with an expression jack, giving you control of the Speed knob, or in manual mode (position 11), a cool wah-like phaser tone that will spice up your rig.
Like any phaser worth its salt, the Apollo II comes standard with both Depth and Regen (feedback) knobs, letting you conjure up phase tones from thin and subtle to burly and downright bullish. Turning both up gives you an ultra-powerful time-shifting device that can range from almost-frozen to raygun fast.
Don’t be stuck living in the past—set your sights on the Apollo II and blaze some new trails in modulation.
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Adjusts width of the phase shifter, and is disabled in “Manual” mode (setting 11 on the Wave knob).
Controls the amount of feedback in the phaser signal. Set it all the way left for a subtle “always-on” phaser, and turn it up to inject the phasing with some serious juice.
The Wave control is an 11-position knob that selects one of 10 waveforms or a Manual mode (position 11) that gives you a “frozen” phase tone that you can manipulate manually or with an expression pedal.
Controls the phaser speeds, from “am I sure this is moving?” to alien tractor beam-fast.
This three-position toggle selects one of three modes that accentuates certain positions and patterns for even more customization.
In Speed mode, this controls the range of the Speed control. In tap tempo mode, this knob controls the subdivisions for some extra hands-free control.
Expression pedal jack:
Takes over the Speed control in Wave settings 1–10, and on Wave setting 11, controls Manual position for phaser-wah tones.
Instrument or other pedal goes here.
Amplifier or other pedal goes here.
Tap tempo footswitch:
Enters Tap Tempo mode and controls the speed at which the phaser operates by tapping in the desired tempo.
True bypass footswitch:
Turns effect on and off.
The Apollo II requires a center-negative 9VDC power adapter with at least 40mA of current (not included). Almost all power supplies meet this requirement, but check yours first.
4.67" x 3.68" x 1.18" (119mm x 94mm x 30mm)