EarthQuaker DevicesData Corrupter PLL Phase-Locked Loop Pedal

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Earthquaker Data Corrupter PLL Phase-Locked Loop Pedal

The Data Corrupter, from EarthQuaker Devices, is a chaotic but tamable Modulated Monophonic Harmonizing Phase Locked Loop pedal that utilizes three voices. A phase locked loop works by essentially turning the input signal into a square wave, and then having other oscillators synchronize via divisions or multiplications of the original square wave. This provides harmonically complex synthesizer-like tone from just a guitar. 

The Subharmonic and Master Oscillators both have eight-position rotary switches to decide octave placement or interval, with a glide control for the master oscillator. Volume controls for each voices allows for a wide range of harmonic manipulation. The Data Corrupter contains an all analog signal path, with true bypass.

Data Corrupter Features

  • Modulated Monophonic Harmonizing PLL
  • Wild, yet repeatable three-voice guitar synthesizer
  • Crushing square wave fuzz tone
  • Master Oscillator capable of harmonies up to three octaves above the input
  • Subharmonic harmonies up to three octaves below the input
  • Frequency Modulator produces smooth portamento pitch-bends (Glide mode) or retro sci-fi laser effects (Vibrato mode)
  • Frequency Modulator may be applied to only the Master Oscillator or to both the Master Oscillator and the Subharmonic voices
  • Voice Mixer blends Master Oscillator, Subharmonic, and Square Wave Fuzz voices
  • Harmonically complex, expressive, and touch-responsive analog synth tone up to three octaves below (or above) the original
  • Silent relay-based switching
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure
  • Standard 9V Center Negative pedal power
  • True Bypass
  • All-analog signal path
  • Lifetime guarantee
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Earthquaker Devices Data Corrupter
The Data Corrupter, from EarthQuaker Devices, is a chaotic but tamable Modulated Monophonic Harmonizing Phase Locked Loop pedal that utilizes three voices. A phase locked loop works by essentially turning the input signal into a square wave, and then having other oscillators synchronize via divisions or multiplications of the original square wave. This provides harmonically complex synthesizer-like tone from just a guitar.

The Subharmonic and Master Oscillators both have eight-position rotary switches to decide octave placement or interval, with a glide control for the master oscillator. Volume controls for each voices allows for a wide range of harmonic manipulation. The Data Corrupter contains an all analog signal path, with true bypass.
EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Modulated Monophonic Harmonizing PLL Demo
The Data Corrupter is a monophonic analog harmonizing PLL with modulation. It takes your input signal and brutally amplifies it into a crushing square wave fuzz tone that is then multiplied, divided and modulated to create a wild, yet repeatable, three-voice guitar synthesizer.

The Master Oscillator is the central nervous system at the heart of the Data Corrupter’s cyberpunk hive mind. It feeds your input to the Data Corrupter’s signal harvester in its original octave (Unison), one octave down (-1) or two octaves down (-2) for maximum compatibility with your preferred instrument and frequency register. Once you’ve chosen your input octave, then the Data Corrupter will perform its calculations and spit out an analog synthesized frequency, which can be pitch-bent for portamento or vibrato sounds by the Frequency Modulator! From there, you can blend in one of eight Subharmonic intervals up to three octaves below the input and mix in a square wave fuzz tone for maximum data corruption.
EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter PLL Phase-Locked Loop Pedal Reviews