The Z-Vex Super Ringtone II features a tap tempo, MIDI in and thru for sync, expression pedal ports, glissando control between sequence steps, a hold feature. and the ability to choose between 16 steps in the sequence to accommodate any time signature. Anything from hypnotic subtle detuning to aliens fighting their way out of a metal trashcan reside in this beautifully constructed pedal.
This product is a far more advanced version of the Zvex original Ringtone™ pedal. Basically, the Super Ringtone™ is a 16 step sequencer of ring modulators.
Ladies and gentlemen, you have just entered some very strange waters. Please allow me to explain. A ring modulator is a circuit that generates its own pitch or “carrier” tone initially. When another pitch enters the circuit, it then yields the difference between the two frequencies as one tone, and the sum of those two frequencies as another tone. Describing this process can sound more like math than music… hearing it is another matter. Ring modulation can be used to create astonishing bell like textures, ethereal droning tones, and deep shimmery tremolos, and that’s just scratching the surface. Here’s 16 of those crazy things to play with! Don’t let the power go to your head! Please and thank you. New features include: tap tempo, MIDI tempo control, glissando, expression pedal control over tempo and glissando, adjustable number of stages from 1 to 16, automatic tempo slowing or speeding (delta), savable/loadable presets and more!