Red Witch Synthotron Review – Best Analog Guitar Synth Pedal?


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Summary:

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I love strange and bizarre guitar pedals. Any pedal that makes a guitar sound not like a guitar grabs my attention. And every time a new guitar synth pedal comes out, I’ve gotta try it. And a guitar synth from a company like Red Witch, makers of such gems as the Empress Chorus, Violetta Delay, and Fuzz God II pedals, is something I absolutely must put to the test.

The Red Witch Synthotron looks like it could be one of the best analog guitar synth pedals around, offering two separate analog synth voicings (+1 or +2 octaves up and -1 or -2 octaves down), a tone-shaping filter section, and some additional modulation effects to control of the overall sound and response of the pedal while being housed in one of Red Witch’s very compact dual-footswitchable enclosures. I’m anxious to try this one out, so let’s run down the features and get on to the Red Witch Synthotron review.

Features:

2 discreet, all analog synth voices.

True Bypass Syn footswitch for activating/bypassing the synth function.

True Bypass Filter footswitch for activating/bypassing the filter section. May be used independently of the Synth section.

4 Synth Control Sections:

Red column box controls the first oscillator.

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Flipswitch for +1 or +2 octaves up, Level knob for setting volume level, Decay knob for setting decay from zero latency (staccato) to longer delay times.

Orange column box controls the second oscillator.

Flipswitch for -1 or -2 octaves down, Level knob for setting volume level, Decay knob for setting decay from zero latency (staccato) to longer delay times.

Light Blue column box controls modulation and dry signal level.

Flipswitch for Tremolo on/off, Velocity knob for setting tremolo speed, and Dry knob for setting clean, unaffected guitar volume level.

Dark Blue column box controls Filter section.

Flipswitch for setting between Envelope Filter Mode and Sample/Hold Mode, Range knob for setting the sweep of the envelope filter (Filter Mode Only), Velocity knob for setting the speed of the Sample/Hold (S/H Mode Only).

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Sound & Performance:

I didn’t hesitate to plug this pedal in and start switch-flipping and knob-turning before I read the manual. The knobs are generally self-explanatory, but I’ll clarify their operation as I go along. A world of interesting sounds lies within the Synthotron, beckoning you with a call to the unknown.

You can essentially have up to three voices at any given time, your dry guitar signal, a +1 or +2 square wave synth voice, and a -1 or -2 square wave synth voice. The 3 signals (dry signal and 2 synth voices) can be easily blended to taste for a wide range of combined sounds, making the Synthotron quite adept at sculpting musical synth guitar tones. The +2 octaves voice sings with a violin-like sustain, while the -2 octaves voice will deliver an earth-rumbling sub-octave roar.

The sounds produced by the Synthotron are pure square wave analog synth beauty, providing jagged, yet smooth tones that can sound like you’re playing an 8-bit NES game, not a guitar. Since the Synthotron converts your guitar signal to voltage to trigger the synth voicings, your guitar and pickups don’t affect the sound, although pickups and their settings can affect the tracking. The Dry knob can be using to blend in your dry guitar signal for a more full sound with organic guitar textures woven within.

The Decay control knobs are a useful addition to the synth channels, allowing the Synthotron’s voicings to ring out in all their sustaining glory if desired. With the decay knobs rolled back to the left, you can achieve staccato-like note stabs. With the knobs fully clockwise, notes will trail off gradually. Since the Synthotron is monophonic, you can play another note to interrupt the decay.

My biggest complaint with any guitar synth is latency, and I’m happy to report that latency isn’t a noticeable issue at all with the Synthotron. The tracking is fast and quite accurate. The quality of response can vary depending on what kinds of pickups you’re using, but input level can be adjusted internally for optimum performance. On a related note, I typically recommend using a high quality compression pedal in your chain before any guitar synth to ensure an even note level for the best possible tracking. The pedal seems to perform best when playing at the 10th fret and above, and with the -1 or -2 synth voicing, you’ll have no problem getting notes from lower registers.

Flipping the Trem toggle switch to the down position activates an interesting Tremolo modulation effect to enhance your synth sound. Using the Velocity knob with the Tremolo allows you to dial in some really cool warbling lead effects, further adding to the Synthotron’s bag of tricks. I rather like the way it sounds just a little shy of being totally maxed out. The Tremolo adds some nice textures that are worth exploring.

The Envelope Filter mode provides a means to hone in on a specific frequency to further tailor your synthotronic sound. This effect can be added via footswitch to enhance your synth sound with a cool “filtered” tone. And the Sample Hold function adds some really cool movement to your playing. The Sample Hold function of the Synthotron is the first random movement effect I think I’ve ever liked. It pulses to the rhythm and will certainly inspire you lay down some grooves. These functions are available from the 2-way S/H toggle switch and may be used independently of the synth voices to affect your normal guitar tone in creative ways. Try the Enveloped Filter by itself for some auto-wah-style, funky chord progressions.

I’m a big fan of guitar synth pedals in general, but I really, really like this pedal. Let’s see the final result.

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Overall-Rating-4.0

The Red Witch Synthotron is one of the best analog guitar synth pedals available. It features a small pedalboard footprint yet is packed with plenty of adjustable parameters for finding your perfect synth sounds. Tracking is fast, and the pedal responds very well to controlled dynamics. The ability to use the Envelope Filter separately from the synth adds even more versatility. This is one you should definitely check out if you’re looking for a guitar synth or an interesting pedal in general that will allow you to transform your guitar into an all-new instrument. Kudos to Ben and Red Witch for bringing this treasure trove of analog synth tone to the masses.

That concludes our Red Witch Synthotron review. Thanks for reading.

 
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  1. Awesome pedal

  2. Excellent review on a super pedal.

  3. Bill Chesser says:

    Great review. Cool pedal.

  4. Wow, bet this is a blast of a pedal to play with. I want one now.

  5. This is one awesome pedal!

  6. Carlos Villanueva says:

    Yes please !

  7. Yup. It looks a weekend of video sounds & tweaking knobs with this pedal! Synthotron is old school wavey game sounds for the future. That’s right!

  8. the witch is red and the synth is back from the dead

  9. I love the large range of sounds you can pull out of this box with the flick of a switch and twist of a knob! The kind of fun I’d have with this pedal might be counterproductive… But sooo enjoyable!

  10. Barry Smith says:

    YEAH!!!
    As my dear sweet mother always said…If you want rawkin, kickin gear that rules with an old school vibe, go
    with Red Witch!

  11. Gabe Tonestoy says:

    Freaky squeaky. Get your synth on with this one!

  12. Delicious sounds here. Definitely sold on this.

  13. Claudio Silva says:

    a whole new level of sound!!

  14. I would totally write video game music with this thing

  15. Sebastian Orellana says:

    That’s one trippy pedal ! Love this crazy weird sound !

  16. This pedal actually makes me HUNGRY to knock some weird riffs out…oh man, please let me win this baby….

  17. Cynthia Alvarez says:

    I was interested in finding a guitar synth pedal then I heard about the red witch and I’ve got to say I really like it. A lot!!!

  18. Love the 70s prog rock synth sounds. This pedal is right up the early Genesis, Yes alley!!!!

  19. makes me want to take my vintage NES out of storage! haven’t played it for 23 years… this pedal is perfect. must have!

  20. Rafael Alves says:

    omg, this is my sytn dream besides microsynth! love it :D

  21. What a cool pedal! even my cat was mesmerized by the wacky sounds while I was listening to the demo!

  22. Joel wolfe says:

    Saving up for one of these… Way better than my bit commander

  23. Dago Marino says:

    Synthy Goodness Galore is what they should’ve called it! Love it! C’mon win!

  24. Will Murray says:

    Great pedal! Pick me to win!!!

  25. mark Schmidt says:

    Looks like more new haunting possibilities from the red witch crew!

  26. One of the coolest pedals I’ve ever heard. Millions of possibilities.

  27. keith knapp says:

    great demo. interesting pedal.

  28. Most of your reviews match my personal opinion on the pedals. Now that i see this one with 5 stars, can’t can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  29. amazing demo!

  30. Crazy cool…. I really want this!

  31. Demian Rojas says:

    It makes my face look like a pixel! I want it!

  32. Sounds like an awesome pedal! Hope to try one sometime.

  33. I’d love to actually screw around with a Korg Monotron on this– they’re interesting devices to throw through additional filters such as this, not to mention a mic for some really gritty vocodering. Sadly no one near me carries them to give it a test.

  34. Jon Willoughby says:

    This would sound SO good on a bass! Want!

  35. I could definitely change the world with this pedal.

  36. I would imagine the ability to be creative with this would be astounding.

  37. The Synthotron is a dream come true for both guitarist and bass players. The analog vibe is quite apparent and adds greatly to its appeal..not to mention sound. Red Witch really nailed it with this one! That said, I plan to donate mine (should I win) to a local school’s band which can’t afford such luxuries. But, would definitely give it a “test drive” first to make sure it works……..then cry all the way to the school to drop it off……

  38. Sounds like a killer box! Love to win it but since your evil marketing dept. Demands my participation in social media I will have say stuff it! Until you can quit bending over for the NSA I will look els-ware.
    Love your newsletters though And over all you get an “awesome” rating from me! Keep me on your list, just don’t let the NSA know I’m a rocker
    Thanks guys!

  39. Absolutely THE coolest synth pedal I’ve seen! This along with the Bit Commander and Subdecay Octasynth all have totally unique sounds but the Synthoron really takes the cake for 8-bit synth sounds.

  40. The choices of this synth seem undefinable. Love to win this one.
    Steph

  41. i love itttttttttttttttttttt adn want it!!

  42. Remember when latency was a problem?

    This thing looks like a lot of fun. I like the fact that you can combine 3 voices.

    Makes you want to get in the “lab” and start concocting all kinds of sounds.

  43. crazy amount of ideas could be created with something like this!

  44. id run everything through this

  45. Jason Murphy says:

    Very cool

  46. Great pedal – hope I win it!

  47. Neato.

  48. nice

  49. raymond seto says:

    wow! i like the effects.

  50. chris song says:

    so buttery. I could do great things with this. the review really helps getting a handle of its potential.

  51. Steven Young says:

    From the demo videos I’ve seen, this is one hell of a pedal. the range in synth tones is awesome. I could easily get lost for days playing this pedal. amazing.

  52. If I had this, I’d probably end up missing a few meals and sitting in my own filth, playing for days on end at first.

  53. yes, I do see it is true bypass. Just commented after watching the video first. Excellent pedal!!!

  54. This synth tickles my inner bass god. I really would like to see what kind of sounds I could get through my bass setup. Hell yeah!

  55. love the gameboy tones! hahaha! yes!

  56. I would be as happy as a kid at Cmas morning with this Red Witch Synthotron. Great quality synth tones. I’ve recently been searching for great synth pedals that get far away from anything that resembles a guitar. This pedal seems to do a great job at that. Is it true bypass?

  57. Alexander Ivchenko says:

    8-bit dream! Wish to play tetris on that

  58. It sounds just like an Atari!

  59. This thing is nuts!
    attaching this next to my ruby would be next level.

  60. Eric Freberg says:

    Ive been looking to get into a synth for my guitar, after this review, i think this is the way to go for sure!

  61. This pedal is incredible, I haven’t seen anything quite like it! One pedal and it does so much. The sounds that come out of this pedal have a huge range and can apply to any style. Definitely number 1 on my wish list.

  62. Jake O'Herlihy says:

    Absolutely amazing!!!

  63. Seems like a decent box, especially if the tracking is really good. And monophonic.
    Would be cool to own one.

  64. i ever want my duran duran solo project to get off the ground i’m gonna need this ;)

  65. Patrick O'Brien says:

    Great review, I would love to have one of these!

  66. Nathan Faanana says:

    Great review, sounds awesome – highly usable and undoubtedly loadsa fun. Red Witch delivers again and yet another pedal on the want list. Cheers.

  67. An excellent brand. Well made with a diverse range of sounds attainable

  68. I’m not sure I’m smart enough to use this pedal….

  69. Must have this.

  70. Danna Rodelas says:

    Niiice!!

  71. Matt Ivaliotes says:

    I love that Ben Fulton focuses not on clones or retro, but on trying out different ideas and widening the range of sounds available to guitarists.

  72. I’m glad this is finally out. I’ve been waiting for it for a long time.

  73. Roberto Gonzalez says:

    It would be awesome to own this pedal, best brand ever.

  74. Geoff Wakefield says:

    Cool and informative review. Looks like a great pedal from guitarists who don’t want to go the synth route. everything Ben makes seems like a gem. I think he has a diamond ear in how he arrives at the sound of his pedlas.

  75. Sounds cool

  76. This thing looks and sounds amazing. I have tried a few synth pedals so far and this one definitely sounds the most like a synth… I hope to score one of these some day.

  77. cool!!!!!!!!

  78. This is wild. I can only imagine the crazy stuff i could dream up with this guy. Thanks for the oppurtunity!

  79. IT’S VIDEO GAME MUSIC

  80. Ric Tomasi says:

    This thing is crazy cool! Who needs a keyboard player? Excellent for a 3rd guitarist/utility man. I would write more but I need to go play Mario Bros.

  81. Chris Thunderkiss Spears says:

    I want it!! Ref Witch rules! Gimme dis in dat give’way!

  82. Great review, in depth & also provoking.

  83. Matt Collins says:

    This bad boy sounds great and looks amazing. I NEED ONE!

  84. Big fan of the Fuzz God II, can’t wait to try this.

  85. Chris O'Connor says:

    Holy crap, been lusting after this since the NAMM 2012 demo!! I hope like hell to win this …
    8¬)

  86. Ben Allcock says:

    Wow i need this

  87. How to play Mario Bros theme with a guitar… Funny!!

  88. Lee Owens-Oas says:

    haha seems like a pretty wild pedal. I want to try one for some of my old songs, see if a new sound will breathe some new life into them

  89. I want this pedal so much, it just isn’t right. Nice review.

  90. don hutchko says:

    Heard one and sounded nice

  91. Thanks for the review. Lots of ideas for sounds that you wouldn’t expect from a guitar.

  92. curlylockes says:

    Cool deal, I kind of wish it wasn’t limited to only square wave though. Although the option of using it as an auto-wah/filter effect is really nice. Definitely seems like this would be great for an Anamanaguchi-type band.

  93. i want one!!!

  94. brian anderson says:

    Good review! Good company! I want one!

  95. What the hell, why not.

  96. Looks fun

  97. This has to be one of the most perfect
    guitar to synth “converters”.
    I can definitely play with it forever… !

  98. I’m on the dole, so this is the only way I’ll ever own this pedal

  99. I could probably play around with this pedal forever.

  100. Steve McCormick says:

    Looks Good, With all those knobs it’s got to do something, could use more lights

  101. This could be a fun alternative to a fuzz pedal for solos.

  102. T Thurston says:

    Pretty into the envelope filter on the synth.

  103. wow, talk about a lot of options!

  104. Adam Sears says:

    The tracking on this pedal is amazing! And props on sneaking in the tetris theme. haha

  105. I have been meaning to add a synth pedal to my board for a while now and what could be better than a SYNTHOTRON! I really like the range this pedal seems to offer, very usable sounds just need to try one now

  106. I can’t wait to try one of these, i love the square wave synth guitar sound this thing has.

  107. Interesting. I’m going to pull the trigger on one of these synth pedals soon but I’ve yet to decide on one.

  108. Goran Pavlovic says:

    Oh my!! I hope it works with bass too!

  109. Ahhhh I wanna lock myself down in my basement with this thing!

  110. don hutchko says:

    Good review

  111. William Kazantzis says:

    Going to put in some serious overtime hours to get this as quick as possible. It would make an awesome addition to my new pedal board.

  112. zack carnes says:

    I would love to win this pedal. I have never owned a reall synth pedal, and would love for this to be the first. The only pedal i have is a shitty korg ax5g, please help me out!!

  113. This is top of my list of pedals that I feel liek I need. If only so I can randomly bust out the Tetris theme music in the middle of a set for no apparant reason.

    More than that though, I can only imagine what I could do with this in a no-input mixing desk scenario. Looks awesome too.

  114. Eric Gressel says:

    Does it work out with a bass? I’dlove to check it – I’m searching for a new basssynth…

  115. Bernardo Figueiredo says:

    Man i love this machine!

  116. Billy Payne says:

    This loos pretty awesome!

  117. Russ Mains says:

    That definitely looks like a fun pedal.

  118. This is a beautiful machine! I’m dying to get something by RW on my pedalboard!!

  119. the sample and hold sounds amazing. would like to feed it through
    several fuzzes and a recovery bad comrade to get some mud on it.
    then loop it and filter to taste. yum.

  120. I love the controls/setup scheme, always brilliant design from Red Witch.

  121. Sherman Loper says:

    Oh Man! I saw this on line somewhere and have been saving up for it. An insane addition to my boxes. Thanks for reviewing this further!

  122. Ah perfect! red witch has done it again!

  123. Dying to try this out, two questions:

    Anyone know if I can try it at a guitar center? (do they carry red witch?)

    How does this compare to the EHX microsynth? I’ve never tried any other synth pedals so it’s the only standard I have.

  124. This pedal sounds absolutely insane. I love it.

    Massive props for playing Mega Man <33

  125. I really wanna try this out! I love noise pedals!

  126. Nick Christie says:

    This pedal is incredible. I can only imagine where this innovative pedal would take me musically.

  127. Aaron Halverson says:

    This pedal sounds and looks great!

  128. Hey, would rather like to win the Violetta delay pedal as it suits more my music style but this pedal definitely sounds fun too!! ; ) The auto wah function sounds rrrrreally great!!! And it looks so cool 70s.

  129. brent stewart says:

    best synth pedal for guitar by far – Red Witch is top shelf gear

  130. I can’t wait to get this, you know guys this one is mine! (being a douche)

    One does not simply Win this pedal but me (being a douche²)

    Omg, This is awesome but I wont win this shit :| (being me)

  131. Victor Toscano says:

    This pedal looks awesome, can’t wait to listen to my Les Paul with it!

  132. Seems awesome !!! PICK ME :D

  133. Dominik Šandor says:

    must have this ! the greatest among great synth pedals

  134. Seems like a good idea.

  135. Antero Pertamo says:

    Good review. Gave some huge GAS for this pedal. So I want one!!!

  136. Pablo Olivarea says:

    I want one.

  137. Tainui Salzmann says:

    New Zealand baby!!

  138. Wow! Looks cool!

  139. Peter Andreev says:

    This is EXACTLY what I’m looking for.

  140. I’d be curious to hear a subtle use of this

  141. Michael Walton says:

    Cool

  142. Ryan begley says:

    Okay seriously this is one of the coolest looking pedals I’ve ever seen. Reminiscent of the mu-tron with the coloring. Would be honored to win this and put it on my board alongside my empress chorus!

  143. I want to try this Red Witch!

  144. Synthotron helps you get your game on!

  145. I would love to see a Synthotron on my pedalboard. Already built me an Uglyface pedal ’cause crazy sounds are so cool. A Synthotron would be a whole new experience!

  146. Rich Pike says:

    I want this pedal so bad I can taste it.

  147. Jimmy Gould says:

    I play guitar in an instrumental psychedelic band and would love this pedal to create more psychedelic noises. Plus I love red witch! :-)

  148. yeah, must be fun to experiment with this pedal! B-)

  149. Wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of these to mess around with.

  150. My bassist lady friend has been GASsing for one of these for awhile! I would love to give her one for Valentine’s Day!

  151. Jonathan Gescheit says:

    Wow, one of the most fun effects out there!

  152. This thing is trippy! I love the versatility of it. Not to mention the uniqueness!

  153. Lo deseooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. I play in an videogamey electronic act, but I am more comfortable playing with guitar(or Mandolin!) than synth. This is often a problem for me in recreating stuff live – generally I go for live mixing with some traditional overdriven or effects heavy guitar over it, but it would be nice to be able to find a synth pedal that really did it for me. I’ve tried the Line 6 and Digitech stuff and it’s not quite there, and the Microsynth is done to death. This looks a bit fresher and from the Review I think it may well be for me. I liked the Commodore 64-ish sounds it got with the S&H function at the start especially. Loved the Megaman 3 rendition too! My bassist would love this.

  155. This is the coolest sounding, most versatile pedal I’ve ever heard. I would absolutely LOVE to have one!

  156. Synth + Bass = win.

  157. Best synth pedal on the market!

  158. This pedal sounds amazing and so does the delay

  159. My surf band uses one of these.

    This pedal is gnarly

  160. Really want to try this out!

  161. Jeff Weber says:

    Wow Seems Awesome!! On my list:)

  162. Matt Van Gundy says:

    Wow… This pedal is crazy rad! I’d love to add it to my board.

  163. This sounds dope – haven’t found it any of the local stores to test it out but would love to give it a hoon.

  164. Really cool. I want!

  165. I would choose this over a POG any day!!!!

  166. i want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. sweet pedal

  168. Looks awesome.

  169. Would love to make sound experiments with that for days :)) Love the tweakability

  170. I want it!

  171. I ever wanted it

  172. Holy crap! You could create the soundtrack to a video game with that!

  173. Daniel Thompson says:

    I looked at the Synthotron last year. It fills a unique niche in any guitarist’s sound pallet. I want one!

  174. Joseph Earl says:

    Wicked Pedal

  175. This is all those wacked-out, cheese-meister 70`s keyboard sounds underneath my pesky digits..
    And in a box!
    All aboard!!!…..Last train to Prog central”…..
    Uh -oh, a quick pit stop for the MOtherShip,-
    Professor Funkenstein, adjust the modular sofa will You please”
    You just know this is going to end in trouble….There will be tears…And they won`t be mine!!
    Just remember,folks. There`s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over
    This has been a public info-disgraceful service ,brought to You by Red Witch pedals.

  176. I reckon this, combined with my Arturia MicroBrute analogue synth, could add some serious textures and noise to my music!

  177. Fernando Villabrille says:

    I really like it to do some funk, and the other effects could be amusing to check and play with

  178. Sounds and looks sophisticated!!

  179. Sweat Jesus!

  180. VertigoMusik says:

    Very cool pedal that could come in handy for Shoegaze type effects while tracking…

  181. Interesting and freaky sounds that can be pulled out of this – a lot of experimenting can be done with this!

  182. Another vote for a bass demo!

  183. Count me in as someone else who would like to hear this on bass!

  184. Pretty please!!

  185. I like the versatility of this pedal!

  186. Sounds awesome and loaded with a great combination of effects for synth sounds! I’d like to hear this on bass.

  187. This pedal is awesome! It just sounds crazy!

  188. I’m currently looking for a synth pedal and I’ve looked around to pick the best one – the synthotron is high on my list. In a way we’re so used to glitchy synth sounds that this one is almost too tamed, but once one found out how to use it and what for, I can imagine how powerful it can be… thanks for the compressor trick in the article BTW.

  189. This pedal is stacked. Looks awesome.

  190. I used to own an EH Micro-Synth- this seems to have solved the problems I had with its limitations. Can’t wait to get one!

  191. Joseph Bugg says:

    Sounds like one sweet guitar synth! Thank you for the great detailed review, I never know what to expect from a synth pedal and this spelled it out perfect

  192. Sounds like some fun!

  193. I’m quite certain Radiohead would be proud of songs I would write using this

  194. i’m lovin’ it

  195. Cody Budd says:

    I wonder how this will sound on my bass!

  196. Alain Robert says:

    Guitar playing will never be the same anymore with a pedal like this one!

  197. Always love synth sounds on guitars. Looks like this one delivers!

  198. it would be cool to see what you could get out of this in the studio.

  199. Nicosonic says:

    I want it !

  200. Avory Richie says:

    I think this pedal has a crush fetish and i might be that one dominatrix that can bring it to its max potential .

  201. Like the sound and paint job.

  202. Impressed with the versatility

  203. The Synthotron has successfully blown my mind. incredible. must have.

  204. Christopher Kemp says:

    This sounds great! I’ve looked at a few synth pedals, and this one is very intriguing!

  205. The Red Witch Synthotron is a winner. Never have I heard a guitar synth of this quality. I hope to win it, the people at Red Witch are true artists.

  206. John Bohumil says:

    Very fun pedal! Would definitely put this to use.

  207. Pretty cool pedal, a lot like the POG2 or HOG, this seems a little easier to setup that either of those.

  208. Seth Okrend says:

    Sounds like a great pedal!

  209. With this we can play pokemon soundtrack..! Nice!

  210. Jason Murphy says:

    Cool name. Cool looking pedal

  211. Brent Johnston says:

    Great review, I would love to try one.

  212. John Niespodzianski says:

    WANT.

  213. I must admit I dont’t have a Synth Pedal, so this could be nice !! ;)

  214. Jordi Farhansyah says:

    This pedal would be a good use on my pedalboard!

  215. never had a guitar synth pedal, but if I did this would be the one, If it’s a Red Witch you know it’s gonna be good! thanks for the contest!!

  216. Ross Smith says:

    The synthotron really has some unique tones. Other harmonizers like the pog and organizers miss the synth niche and fewer do it better than Red Witch.

  217. edison bea says:

    cool colors and knobs ..

  218. This is the sickest pedal I think I’ve ever heard. The sonic possibilities are endless

  219. Woah. That’s pretty awesome.

  220. Novelty for sure. Have a lot of fun w/ your friends.
    Steph

  221. Crazy n awesome toy!

  222. Dag gum it, now I want one.

  223. this pedal is insane! with one of these i can rule the world experimental psychedelic noise drone improv

  224. That is a lot packed into one pedal!

  225. Looks like really cool pedal.

  226. I love making my guitar sound like not a guitar. This pedal is sweet!

  227. This sounds like a possible Swiss Army Knife of sounds

  228. This looks like it would be MUCH fun to play with!

  229. So warm, with low latency! I’m’a use this for more than just guitar.~.

  230. This is awesome!!!

  231. This would be CRAZY fun to experiment with!

  232. You need to play the Legend of Zelda dungeon theme music with this!! \m/

  233. sebastian says:

    Wicked!

  234. cool, cool pedal..rock on, dudes!

  235. This would sound rad with my FuzzGodII. Synth plus Fuzz sounds killer.

  236. Bill Siepierski says:

    How cool would this be to have!

  237. This would be groovy

  238. Andrew Myers says:

    Whoa crazy pedal wow

  239. Sam Boodt says:

    Could make some crazy sounds with this box.

  240. This thing could absolutely bridge the upsetting gap I have right now between playing guitar and making music with synths and sound design, I spend hours on each in isolation but would love a middle ground and the immediacy and expressiveness from playing guitar in a synth sound. Loads of tweakability with voices and filtering and s/h stuff, could make some pretty dirty riffs, yes please.

  241. Pavle Bodi says:

    I’m a huge fan of chip music and now I think I’m a huge fan of this pedal! I’ve been looking for a pedal to do 8bit sounding sounds for a while now and this seems to be the ONE!!!

  242. Pete Gaeta says:

    I would love to have this as part of my rig – endless possibilities!

  243. Dom Plante says:

    Would be nice to add this one on my pedalboard :P

  244. really cool!

  245. Neil martin says:

    Oooooooooh

  246. Slack Jack says:

    WOOOW!!! I NEED THIS!!!

  247. Edmar Soria says:

    Wow looks like a pretty good weapon on stage!!

  248. Gives pigtronix’s mothership a run for its money, I love it!

  249. mike cummings says:

    wish I could afford it :)

  250. Red Witch comes up with some great effects, another keeper.

  251. Mike Garrett says:

    nice review – seems like a very unique pedal. and it’s good to have the videos back!

  252. WEI-CHEN CHENG says:

    I want one. pick me!!

  253. Crazy synth tones. Truly bizarre but really cool!

  254. Wow this pedal sounds really good! I’m amazed with the job red witch did! So good. Really nice pedal.

  255. Oscar Cardel says:

    There’s something about this pedal that makes it stand out of the other synth effect pedals. It’s a must have for me.

  256. Clif. McKinley says:

    Very cool!

  257. this thing sounds awesome, and appears to have loads of possibilities…

  258. Sounds great and has a myriad of tones.

  259. If Jeff Beck were to join Devo, he should get one of these. (And that means I think it’s pretty cool.)

  260. Nathan Mumford says:

    I’m trying to think about when I would use this??? There are other synth pedals that make this pedal sound like a toy by comparison. Grantedly, the ones I am referring to are also multi-FX processors and/or MIDI. I wonder how this pedal would sound combined with other pedals. I would really need to spend some time on this pedal to give a proper assessment and rate it.

  261. Sounds great, would love to hook this thing up to my keyboard too.

  262. sounds rad

  263. sounds like hell , i want it ! :)

  264. very usable and super cool

  265. I want to win the Synthotron for experimenting and to break up the monotony of learning classic rock and just fooling around for a bit with something ‘odd’ to come up with something novel.

  266. David Baker says:

    The problem with these kinds of pedals is the tracking, this one sound pretty good but you would have to play it yourself to assess the tracking!

  267. Red Witch knocks it out of the park again.

  268. Wild sounds!!!

  269. Robert Abernathy says:

    Very cool synth effect for guitars – this thing does a ton without taking up a ton of board space. – great review!

  270. Mark Darrow says:

    This is unlike anything I’ve ever used. Would love to do some writing with this!

  271. This is one of the coolest pedals that I’ve ever seen! I’d absolutely love to be able to play around with it!!

  272. mark mihalko says:

    Awesome !!

  273. Luke Payne says:

    Yes please! I’d love to add this thing to my board!

  274. Wanted one of these for a while.

  275. Cool.Love the sample & hold

  276. I love synth pedals! This thing would sound killer on bass

  277. Sweet! Really would like to play around with some of those violin-like sustainy sounds…

  278. really cool pedal

  279. Henry Robertson says:

    super cool

  280. I’ve been eyeing this pedal for quite a while now, hoping that it would be available… the time has come! :)

  281. great sounding synth pedal, really loved the envelope section, wonder how it will sound paired up with other effects…

  282. Dylan Thomas says:

    Killer pedal, I would love to own this. Thank you so much for having these giveaways!

  283. This is my kind of stuff! :-)

  284. Love 2 Have

  285. MY precious! :D

  286. I really want one of these

  287. Andrew Estes says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these. I love the sounds it can make. Great pedal!

  288. Jeffrey Ballard says:

    I could have a lot of fun with this!

  289. I must have one of these!

  290. This pedal gives me so many crazy ideas. :)

  291. Mark Nason says:

    Not only does this SOUND like a cool pedal but I also love the LOOK of it!

  292. Sounds absolutely incredible…

  293. Maxxwell Harkins says:

    I want it.

  294. I’d love to try it on a bass guitar!

  295. Nice review!