Dreadbox Epsilon (Filter-Distortion-Envelope Follower)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by OhulahanBass, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. OhulahanBass

    OhulahanBass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Baton Rouge
    I just got mine today, number 12. My first impressions are: it is heavy for small size, looks hand made but by a quality craftsman(or woman), everything screams quality from pot resistance to finish to knobs to wood, sonics and response are beuitiful and dynamic respectfully.

    While it beats my other favorites in looks and touch I must give it some time before I can give an honest opinion on tone.

    For reference, my favs are Octavius Squeezer, Mutron and any of the Source Audio BEFs.

    For now I think the envelope is close to as versatile as the Octavius, which is the most versatile on the market in my opinion. I'm talking envelope, filter type obviously is owned by Source Audio, no debate there.

    I will post more thoughts and hopefully a demo soon. But with confidence, this pedal is the best original analog filter to come out in a long while!
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
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  2. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Cool looking stuff, sorta like the big Moog pedals... curious to see how it sounds :)
  3. OhulahanBass

    OhulahanBass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Baton Rouge
    They aren't as big as the big moog pedals, it is closer to a minifooger size than Mooger fooger.
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  4. any bass demo?
  5. OhulahanBass

    OhulahanBass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Baton Rouge
    I'll work on one soon. I am still getting use to it. There is no demo. The have a demo of their 4pole filter modded by the Epsilons predecessor. The filter on this unit is a 2pole multi. I had hoped originally it was the 4pole.

    My biggest complaint is the same with the Enigma, so many possibilities but no presets. For me, to us it at its full potential it will be a desk unit. I kind of bought it with desk tweaking and CV interface in mind, also, I have filter addiction issues.

    Tubish distortion is also fantastic. The interaction between gain, depth and sensitivity makes settings a bit tedious but nomogram than on the Enigma.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014