Proprietary polyphonic pitch drop
Drop tune up to 3½ steps in
Full Octave Drop and Octaver
Latching EFFECT ON/OFF switch
Momentary DOWN and TOGGLE/UP switches
Bright backlit DROP PITCH, OCTAVE, OCTAVER, TOGGLE and EFFECT indicators
Rear panel TRIM LEVEL control with front panel LED level display
IN, OUT and power supply jacks (power supply included)
Rear panel USB port for software updates
Rugged cast-metal chassis
Two-year limited warranty
The DropTune pedal from Morpheus is very easy and intuitive to use. It is a life-saver on gigs in which multiple tunings are used, because one needed physically retune the guitar strings to a different pitch. One stomp on this and the whole tuning sounds lower! The display is easy to read and understand, and the effect "toggle" on off is a great feature!
This sounds good enough. It does not sound absolutely crystal-clear perfect, as in how the guitar would sound if physically in a different tuning. But it sounds close enough - no weird tracking errors like other pedals have, due to the polyphonic tracking. The tone just drops a bit of high end presence off when the pedal is engaged. Still would sound great, even in the studio, but when A/Bing with no other instruments playing, the tonal difference, though slight, is noticeable. I feel like my Strat still sounded Strat-like, and the Les Paul was still distinguishable as a Les Paul.
The fact that this pedal makes gigs so much easier is the best thing about it. Hauling a boatload of different guitars can be a hassle (and a liability), and retuning manually can get old for the audience. Also, the fact that guitars with a locking tremolo system can be "retuned" by this pedal instantly makes locking tremolo systems worth it again! This pedal is a great idea, and designed very well.
Morpheus’ DropTune is a unique pedal that allows you to drop the tuning of your guitar without actually re-tuning it! For those who like to drop tune every now and again, this could be a great tool to save time and not require you to have separate guitars on hand in dropped tunings. The pedal has the ability to drop down 3 and a half steps, which should be more than enough! For connections it’s got ¼” jacks for a guitar input, a line output, and a mini USB port. It requires power from a 12 volt power supply and isn’t rackmountable.
Using DropTune is actually very simple. It’s just got three foot switches – one for dropping down, one for going back up, and one for turning the pedal on or off. There is a little interface that will show you how many half steps down you are. That’s all there is to the pedal, so as you can tell, no manual is necessary.
I was honestly surprised to find that the tracking on Morpheus’ DropTune is actually not bad. Usually with a pedal like this you would expect that it might not sound as natural as doing a manual tuning, but it’s not the case here as this does the job quite well despite my initial skepticism. However, dropping down all the way does seem to track a bit poorer than just dropping a half step or two, but in honesty when are you going to need to drop that deep? If you do that regularly, I’d recommend doing it manually anyway…
While Morpheus’ DropTune pedal is a pretty cool one that serves a unique purpose, it’s probably not going to be necessary for most players. For those who do need to drop down a lot and also want to switch back with the push of a button, DropTune is a great tool for you. I wouldn’t say that it’s inexpensive, but most likely those interested in DropTune are going to be playing a lot, so in the end it could be worth it if you find yourself dropping down a lot. For me it’s just not necessary, but I did have some fun messing around with it!
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Shecter's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Not specify especially casseroles, latency.
If not worry too much the establishment or so mostly you will not make accounts, so go !!
this pedal is for you !!
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CHET62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
this pedal can go without touching the tuning mechanics half tone semitone up to a maximum 3 ton.
very easy to use no need for manual
I recommend using this pedal with guitars that are not semi-hollow because rendering is not great to use with guitars that hits hard with eg EMG or Seymour Duncan for a minimum rendering. Of course the sound is not the same as if we grant that guitar with mechanical, but it helps out a lot especially for amateur Pink Floyd
I use it for 2 years, she helps me a lot when I want a fat sound that I like least and simulator 12 strings overdrive is not super clean but it is friendly, and the bass simulator and very nice when you have a group that is no bass sound and really correct. I paid 200 euros for occasional use