Walrus Audio Janus Review – Most Innovative Fuzz/Tremolo Pedal?


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Summary:

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I’ve played a lot of great guitar pedals. And I’ve played a lot of really great fuzz and tremolo pedals. And I’ve seen and played some really interesting conceptual pedals that capture a unique vibe unlike anything else around.

And still, every now and then, a pedal comes along that completely blows my mind in every aspect of its concept, design, and overall execution. The Janus by Walrus Audio is one of those pedals.

The Janus combines a fully-featured fuzz of the highest quality and an equally great tremolo in a single enclosure. Add in dual-joystick control to manipulate 2 key parameters for each effect, and you’ve got more real-time tone-bending options than you’ll find in a fuzz or tremolo pedal anywhere else.

Fuzz and Tremolo are a bizarre pairing you would think, but they yield surprisingly interesting results once you dig in and and get acquainted with the Janus. Having an understanding of who exactly Janus is may offer further insight into what Walrus Audio had in mind when designing this pedal.


Walrus-Audio-Janus-Review-Most-Innovative-Fuzz-Tremolo-Pedal-05Janus is a Roman god often associated with transitions, beginnings and endings, and war and peace. Janus is usually depicted with two faces which look towards the future and to the past. This pedal certainly is a throw-back to such classic effects as tremolo and fuzz while bringing them into the future with ultra-modern design innovation. Notice how the faces of Janus look towards the different effects, the war-like chaos of fuzz and the peaceful and soothing tremolo. His eyes are fixated on the Level controls which are the swinging doorways to unleashing these effects. The efficient design and beautiful presentation of this pedal are a testament to a dedicated creative vision brought to life in a masterfully executed product. Walrus Audio have really raised the bar with this one. Let’s run down the features and transition to our in-depth Walrus Audio Janus review.

Features:

True Bypass Dual-Joystick Controlled Tremolo/Fuzz

Trem Level control knob adjusts the output level of the Tremolo effect.

Trem Joystick: Left to Right adjusts the depth from minimum to maximum depth, Down to Up adjusts the rate from minimum to maximum rate.

Trem On/Off True Bypass footswitch engages and disengages effect, letting signal pass unaffected when not in use.

Fuzz Level control knob adjusts the output level of the fuzz effect.

Fuzz Blend control knob adjusts the mix between clean signal and Fuzz signal, allowing for transparent, cleaner guitar tone with fuzz underneath.

Fuzz Joystick: Left to Right adjusts the amount of fuzz/gain/distortion from minimum to maximum fuzz, Down to Up adjusts the Tone of the fuzz effect from more bass to more treble.

Fuzz On/Off True Bypass footswitch engages and disengages effect, letting signal pass unaffected when not in use.

3-Way Mode Toggle-switch for selecting from 3 different arrangements of clipping diodes to create an assortment of fuzz tones.

Bass Toggle-switch boosts the low end/bass when switched to the left.

Powered by 9-Volt battery or 9VDC power adapter.

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Sound & Performance:

Just so you know, this review took me a while to write. I could barely stop playing the Janus long enough to write about it. Once you enter the realm of Janus, it can be hard to exit from whence you came.

For my review, I simply plugged in a humbucker-equipped American Strat and went into a flat, clean amp channel with the Janus standing guard, facing my guitar and amp.

I decided to approach this pedal slowly and tested out the Tremolo first. With the Level control at noon, I engaged the Trem side of Janus and gave the joystick a whirl.

The Tremolo of the Janus is smooth and musical, offering a nice gentle pulsing effect that can get pretty intense when you need it to be simply by adjusting the Trem joystick. At the lower left joystick settings the depth and rate are at their lowest for the most subtle effects. Bringing the joystick towards the center of its axis brings in a moderate tremolo sound for a bit more movement. The joysticks are stiff enough to maintain their position when set, so it’s easy to find a stationary setting you like on the fly. Pushing the joystick towards the upper right area brings in much deeper throbbing with a fast rate, great for intense pulsing effects. Taking the joystick to the right yields the deepest effect while pushing it straight up produces the fastest rate. I highly recommend using the Trem joystick in realtime, either with your hand or foot, to create some mesmerizing movement.

Walrus-Audio-Janus-Review-Most-Innovative-Fuzz-Tremolo-Pedal-03After getting a feel for the Trem side of this pedal, I switched over to the Fuzz side to experience the wrath and fury of Janus.

Even without the Tremolo functionality, the Janus is still one of the more versatile fuzz effects pedals around and packs in a lot of features for tailoring your ideal fuzz tones. The blend knob is incredibly useful for blending your dry signal into the overall sound for some extra clarity and definition. With the Fuzz joystick set anywhere around the left to center positions you can get some great overdriven fuzz sounds. You must try the Janus Fuzz in all 3 modes as they each have a voice and character of their own for a great “3-fuzz-pedals-in-1” appeal.

I’m a bit of a gain addict, so I really enjoy using the Janus with the Fuzz joystick set towards the right. From here, all 3 modes offer plenty of fuzz distortion in 3 delicious flavors. You’ve gotta try them all. Seriously, this pedal is overflowing with great fuzz tones. Pushing the joystick slightly up or down lets you set your high-gain fuzz tone just right. I personally find myself leaving the Bass switch on most of the time with the Fuzz joystick pushed upward a little bit to bring in more high-end for some great full-range fuzz sounds in all 3 modes.

At all levels of gain, the Janus Fuzz remains articulate and dynamic. Individual notes of chords can be heard clearly even at the highest gain settings. The pedal cleans up well when rolling back your volume knob, and it’s worth exploring the different mode options with various gain settings while attenuating your guitar’s volume knob to hear how expressive the Janus can be.

And of course the Janus must be experienced with both Tremolo and Fuzz engaged. This offers some truly unique sounds and performance options that you won’t find anywhere else. Both effects pair surprisingly well together and offer some very interesting modulated distortion sounds. With the Tremolo and Fuzz engaged, you can create some very dynamic textures by using the Fuzz Blend knob to mix your dry and fuzz signals, revealing both faces of Janus in a clean, yet dirty barrage of pulsating fuzz movement.

Things get really weird and wild when you try playing guitar while using your foot to control the joysticks in realtime. The Janus is truly a performance instrument in its own right and is made for the most adventurous guitarists who will appreciate all that this pedal is capable of.

Few companies are pushing the envelope as far as Walrus Audio have with the Janus. It’s a fuzz pedal like no other. It’s this kind of ingenuity, creativity, and risk-taking that sets apart the best from the rest. Much respect to Walrus Audio for releasing a pedal that’s so much fun to play and that offers a world of inspiration within. Let’s see the final result.

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Overall-Rating-4.5

The Janus by Walrus Audio is one of the most ambitious fuzz/tremolo pedals ever released. It offers 2 high quality effects that are worlds apart yet may be combined to create sounds unheard of until now. It has plenty of amazing fuzz and tremolo sounds on tap that can be easily dialed in and used together or separately. And if you’re feeling bold, you can bring chaos to order via realtime dual-joystick control. While the joysticks are particularly well suited to studio use, you can still use them in realtime with a nimble foot as well. The Janus is a veritable wellspring of great tone and inspiration, and I highly recommend getting acquainted with the Janus face to face.

That concludes our Walrus Audio Janus review. Thanks for reading.

 

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  1. You could spend hours screwing around with that. Say good-bye to responsibilities, Janus is in the house!

  2. Thomas Dück says:

    Not only does it sound great but it looks great as well. Fantastic pedal. Every time I visit this webpage the list of must-have pedals just gets bigger and bigger. This would be a really nice addition to my current pedal set! (calling it a ‘pedal set’ is kind of offensive… 2 distortion pedals + a Chinese multi-effect pedal aren’t really a set…)

  3. Alright, baby, did I win? Send it on over! Well, if I don’t win it, I guess I’ll have to buy one. I am a tremolo and fuzz junkie. This has it all – no need to leave the house.

  4. Sankho Mallik says:

    Love that this kind of looks like a game controller. Not to mention getting trem w/ fuzz w/ different pedals to work nicely can be tough, really needs a good trem pedal and this seems to have it… watching Steven Drozd mess with all the other pedals in tandem w/ the Janus was awesome… really makes me itch for this one!

  5. Awesome pedal. I wasn’t quite sure which pedals to choose from, the Janos or Decent, both are great. The music I play doesn’t require much fuzz, but this pedal is so unique and looks amazing that I got to have it.

  6. Interesting controls.

  7. JohnnyCNote says:

    I’m not sure about joysticks. They look like it would be too easy to bump them accidentally after having found the “sweet spot”…

  8. This would make a great addition to any pedalboard, hopefully mine

  9. a very cool pedal I’d like to add to my board.

  10. Playing Atari with fuzz!!

  11. Fuzz, Trem, Nipple-tweaking joysticks…SOLD!

  12. This is a pretty glorious combo.

  13. Lawrence Chandler says:

    This is the one

  14. Merrick Ames says:

    yeah this is rad! ballsy fuzz and tasty trem!!

  15. Jacob Sunshine says:

    I WANT THIS PEDAL!

  16. Very raw and playful!

  17. Michael W Perkins says:

    Pedals with JOYSTICKS! Need I say more! :)

  18. Sounds awesome.. make it stereo and give me another joystick for panning :)

  19. stein vermeiren says:

    i think there does excist a perfect pedal

  20. this would be a great addition to any pedalboard!!

  21. 2 joysticks for twice the fun…really innovative design and totally useable sounds…fantastic! (fingers crossed…)

  22. Jamie Payne says:

    Such a sick pedal! Would be amazing to add to my studio and live rig.

  23. Those are some nifty controls! Great review and looks like a really great pedal. Furthermore, it has some great graphics! :-)

  24. Ricardo higareda says:

    Great demo and article. This is my favorite pedal from walrus audio. The Janus has always been my favorite guitar pedal. I love the video with Steve drozd. Cheers

  25. Jonny Blundell says:

    The Janus pedal looks superb! Innovative and practical and the fuzz tone oozes quality!

  26. Ohhh man I want it so bad

  27. Sweetness

  28. Evgeny Kurbatov says:

    Hi! Due to my interest to post-rock I must say that this is the killer pedal I ever wanted! With god blessing walrus audio crew put the fuzz that I interested into this pedal. In my opinion double joysticks make this pedal much more useful in studio! But still I heard it only on the youtube(

  29. Ryan Smithee says:

    This is so cool. Fingers crossed.

  30. Andrew Rigsby says:

    This just phenomenal ! I’ve been looking for a fuzz and trem for awhile, this combo really adds a new dimension to these effects and looks to provide some great tonal creativity. Great job on the review, really shows the possibilities.

  31. I’ve seen the Janus pedal for quite a while now and the joysticks always interest me. To have an effect with that level of sensitive control, it must be difficult to decide to “STOP” fiddling!

  32. Looks cool AND sounds cool.

  33. Lovely tonal deconstruction! Excellent demo by Mr. Drozd. Sounds like a great addition to any collection of interstellar spacecraft engines.

  34. A very interesting combination of units. While either one is in the typical guitarist’s tool box, you’d be hard pressed to find another unit which offers the option of mixing these two very different functions. I like it! Can’t wait to try one.

  35. Would Love it!

  36. Those joysticks look like 2 big nipples just asking to be tweaked.

  37. Its the perfect blender!

  38. Cleamon Jones says:

    Really unique pedal and capable of some far out tones.

  39. Lately I’ve been discovering how versatile a tremolo can be, sounds like a fantastic pedal from a great company! I really liked how well the two effects stacked in the demo; kinda like eating apples and cheese together, sounds weird but tastes awesome.

  40. Petar Petkov says:

    Very cool pedal ! It’s perfect for the stoner/doom/sludge oriented guitarists ! I thinks the joysticks are what make this pedal unique , giving more opportunities and more sensible control. I like it :-)

  41. harold carl says:

    Love that you can blend the sound.

  42. Such sweet tone. I would become a noise-rock monster machine with this thing.

  43. Very innovative design. I bet it’s a hoot to play.

  44. Edward Ten Eyck says:

    The Janus sounds great! Interesting combo of Trem and Fuzz.

  45. Ben Sticpewich says:

    Joysticks!! Fly it in to the Deathstar …
    Or just use to sound Sci Fi epic rock awesome!
    The review reads like a fantasy pedal, but this is real science.
    Best pedal.

  46. Chris Faricy says:

    Crimson & Clover…I’d Like Janus to come over

  47. Bill Chesser says:

    NIce!

  48. The Steven Drozd demo is so great. I’d love to be able to play this thing.

  49. Jonny Blundell says:

    The Janus looks awesome. The joystick idea is both innovative and practical and the tone quality of the Fuzz pedal jumps right out at you from the demo clip. Would LOVE to get one….many months saving up in South African currency!!

  50. The fuzz on this sounds pretty sweet.

  51. This pedal is so cool! I have wanted ever since it came out!

  52. Wow! Such a cool sounding pedal… and it looks like a video game controller to boot!

  53. Just leaving a comment because I want to win it, I have no pedals at all so fingers crossed

  54. i can’t imagine what i’d do with this, so that’s more reason for me to have it an make some sounds.

  55. FUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  56. so much win in this pedal. brains will melt.

  57. Allan Cardenas says:

    wow

  58. Oh man I’d play the shit outta this

  59. Thiago Orzechowski says:

    Really need that sound.

  60. Need !!!

  61. Erik Cirelli says:

    It would be nice to have this pedal it is a nice pedal

  62. They make edals like I make cookies . . Never the same way twice

  63. Yes! Yes! Yes! Need one of these. Fuzz!?! Tremelo!?! In one!?! I picture melting faces everywhere!

  64. A Fuzz-olo ?!

  65. I bet this would sound great on my juno

  66. awesome sounding and versatile fuzz – who wants more?

  67. The joystick idea is kinda cool but I have no idea how I’d use that with my feet.

  68. Who knew a tremolo and a fuzz belonged together.

  69. David Outten says:

    Ok I really want this pedal. Can’t wait to make fuzzy choppy noises!

  70. Crazy design; can’t wait!

  71. Very cool pedal!!want!!

  72. Joystick controlled boxes are ridiculously fun to use. I would have never have thought to combine a trem with fuzz but the results seem awesome.

  73. Gabe Tonestoy says:

    Ooooooooooooh, heavy duty and ready for action. I could go nuts in the Music Cave with this device! A tweaker’s delight, for sure….

  74. this would be awesome to win

  75. Honestly, the main reason I want this besides the fact that it looks amazing; it has the same name as my cat…I can see it all now janus on the janus

  76. I would freaking love to have this feisty beast on my board!

  77. This is innovation embodied. Who thinks of these things: first, combining fuzz and trem, and second, making it seem like a throwback to the 90s with the joysticks reminiscent of game controllers. Absolutely amazing!

  78. David Mednick says:

    Wouls love to win the Janus. In need of a good Trem and love fuzz, love the idea of the toggle switches. I’m a pedal geek and this would really thrill me!

  79. One of the coolest pedals ever made, I’ve wanted one for a long time now.

  80. Nice idea with the joysticks. Wonder if I could use them with my foot while playing.
    Hope to win one!

    Cheers!

  81. this feels like it would be a nice first pedal since there’s so much to experiment with!

  82. Man… This is just awesome…

  83. I NEED THIS TO MELT OFF THE FACES OF MY ENEMIES

  84. Michael Travis says:

    I want this pedal so bad

  85. Great review. Joystick controls open up huge possibilities to change the sound on the fly. I think this is way cool

  86. The trem and the fuzz at the same time create some really cool sounds. want.

  87. Awesome, two of my favorite effects together, fuzz and tremolo together, i could save some space on my pedal board with this

  88. Tyler Sherrod says:

    The joysticks on this thing look crazy, but I love it!!

  89. This pedal looks like you could play with it or play it. Kinda like fuzz for a 90’s video gamer who uses a joystick.

  90. Tremelo and Fuzz! Great Combo! Plus my pedal board, even better!!! :D

  91. Andrew Rochon says:

    really i can win this =) very unique concept for a pedal!

  92. This pedal sounds awesome I hope I win it

  93. I find this pedal is a fantastic combination of two effect that you never think of. I love the sound of the fuzz and the joystick control, seems have great fun. I would like to get one!!

  94. But how easy is it to find your settings again with that joystick?

  95. I wouldn’t half mind winning one of these…

  96. Rickard Ruhngård says:

    Love fuzz, love trem! Seems Walrus Audio has managed to combine the best of two worlds here. Would love to play around with this!

  97. Derek Kimball says:

    Love the look of this pedal…love the sound of this pedal. I want this pedal. Thanks for the review!

  98. This pedal looks like so much fun. I want one

  99. This thing must be super cool! Those sounds I’ve heard makes me want it so much! Creativity at an upper level.

  100. I want a Janus

  101. loving the innovative controls on this and it sounds super sick! now if only I could get my hands on one…

  102. Good God!

  103. Hard to get and test! over here in europe, but I need to have it.

  104. Abraham Trujillo says:

    I would so like to mess with this pedal live

  105. Fuzz plus trem??? YEAH!!!!!

  106. I never would have thought to mix trem and fuzz but this pedal is just awesome. Every video demo I see of it I fall more in love. Great tone in all 3 clipping modes and super creative execution. The gamer in me just loves the idea of playing with a joystick. Would love to get my hands (and feet) on one of these.

  107. This has to be the coolest pedal ever!

  108. This pedal is siiiiiiick I just wish I could get my hands on one to demo the beast.

  109. B.Knucklehead says:

    I recently tried a Janus to see if my Fender Hotrod Deville 212 would take to it. I was really surprised at all the different tones. I spent about 2.5 hours just messing with it. Only problem with it was it was not mine and had to give it back.

  110. Trem is frequently washed out by fuzz. They are integrated creatively here in a way where the two effects compliment each other. I also am intrigued by the foot-controllable joysticks. Lots of ideas occur to me just thinking about the possibilities…

    Very cool!

  111. Thanks for the review and a chance to win. Dual joysticks to control tremolo and fuzz? Looks like a lot of fun, kind of like Nels Cline playing Robotron.

  112. Jesse Levi Turvey says:

    Such an incredible pedal!

  113. Ryan Roehrich says:

    Very cool

  114. oh how the lure of free machines encourages some creative posting!

  115. Claudio Silva says:

    fuzz with a joystick, how awesome is that?

  116. Love it love it!

  117. I thought it was an odd combination at first but both effects sound awesome.

  118. With Janus, the skulls of my enemies will pile at my feet upon the stage. Please send it to my house.

  119. Michael Williams says:

    I’d love the Jannis….beautiful art!

  120. Billy Foulk says:

    Janus! God of war and peace! And this pedal is worthy of worship as well, I love the trem modulation over the beefed up fuzz. This pedal holds the best of both worlds and would be a great addition to anyones pedalboard

  121. Guilherme Rech says:

    Gimme!

  122. This is probably the most spaced-out pedal I’ve seen since, oh, I don’t know, the Loud Button WTF probably… I’d love to get my hands on one!

  123. Jake McMillan says:

    As a 19 year old University student I am constantly poor which means badass pedals like this one tend haunt my dreams. This is seriously one of the coolest ideas I have seen in a long time. The joysticks are incredible so easy to play around and get creative. I want to win this oh lord do I want to win this. So bad That I would consider riding a Walrus through my hometown to pay tribute to Walrus Audio for making such an incredible pedal. Just saying.

  124. SEBASTIAN PRZYBYLSKI says:

    QUITE AN INNOVATIVE LOOKING PEDAL! IM NOT SURE IF IT MAKES ME WANT TO PLAY OR FLY A MODEL AIRPLANE ;) BUT SERIOUSLY ITS A GREAT PEDAL!! ID BE HONORED TO WIN ONE

  125. I own this pedal. The review is accurate.

  126. Addison Hatcher says:

    I need one of these so bad.

  127. Brett Paschen says:

    The Walrus Audio Janus would be a welcome addition to anyone’s pedalboard.I would love to own one.The joysticks are cool and I guarantee it would be the first pedal on board that people would notice.

  128. Schuyler Dornbirer says:

    Been using knobs for too long. It’s about time for something like this. Really caught my eye. I’ll spread the word!

  129. James Kogan says:

    This thing looks like it can melt some serious brains!

  130. Chris Cogswell says:

    Wow, very cool looking pedal and the switches, knobs, and two joysticks?!! Too much fun!

  131. That must be fun to play with!

  132. I love this crazy pedal, there are a lot of analog feelings in this joisticks!

  133. Oh man this thing gets so heavy and mean – I’d love it!

  134. Unlimited soundscape w this pedal. Would love to eat up a few hrs w one of these

  135. There’s so many songs in that pedal. God I’d love to get my hands on one.

  136. Henry Robertson says:

    SO freeakin’ coool

  137. How…. I…… Neeeeeeed…… This…..

    Never had a fuzz pedal, but this will defnitely be my first!

  138. Love the fuzz!

  139. I want to hear my boyfriend playing using this pedal, he’s pretty much like the batman

  140. I would love to play using this pedal to my dear friend Ronaldinho Gaúcho.

  141. This seems very innovative and interesting. I would love to be able to try all the crazy sounds you could get out of this one day…

  142. Love have a Fuzz pedal for my bass and I see a button that says “Bass” :-)

  143. OMG great pedal: great fuzz tone and grate tremolo. They “joysticklike” control are insane

  144. Wooow! I want it! I need it!

  145. Eliott Verity says:

    I would love to win this, it looks awesome to experiment with. I love making a lot of weird noise and I think I could get really weird with this!

  146. Joysticks. Did someone slip the folks at Walrus some blue sunshine ?? This is probably the strangest, quirkiest, amazing stomp-box to bear witness to. Man oh man the combination of fuzz and tremm is tasty and it just kills me eardrums ! If steven drozd digs it, it has definitely got somethin’ going for it. Awesome review too, you guys realy covered everything.

  147. Tone aside, I really like the artwork on the Janus pedals. The joystick is a super cool control mechanism.

  148. The joystick manipulation is really cool, but I wonder how long will the joysticks be able to stay in position, would they eventually wear out? The sound & ingenuity of this pedal is impressive.

  149. Those joysticks look like they’d be wicked fun to experiment with, too cool!

  150. This looks like a sweet tool for late night mad scientist experimentation!

  151. I’ve been looking for a decent fuzz pedal to mess around with, and this pedal seems perfect! Love that its apparently very flexible, I’m still trying to figure out what tone I like best.

  152. looks like a great pedal to try!

  153. Yes!!!!!! What an awesome interface!

  154. Dalton Kennerly says:

    Whoa, dual joystick fuzz and trem? I could make some serious racket with this guy…

  155. Logan Norris says:

    One of the best fuzz pedals I’ve heard! And I love the joy stick controls knobs! Such a cool pedal!

  156. Ian Pritchard says:

    One of the most unique pedals out there. So many possibities!

  157. Bristol Broussard says:

    Love it.

  158. Blane Howard says:

    The marriage of style/design and performance on this pedal is sheer perfection. Must have.

  159. The design team at Walrus is off their freakin rocker. What amazing exploration and innovation they’ve managed to pack into these stomp boxes.

    Every time someone says “guitar rock is played out,” a new Walrus pedal gets its wings.

  160. don hutchko says:

    One of a kind for sure

  161. Peter Teipe says:

    Never seen a fuzz / tremolo combination before with dual joysticks for adjustments… both the fuzz and tremolo are LEGIT. I’d love to win this and rock my Baritone Guitar through it to chop down some trees!!

  162. Amazing sounding pedal. Would love to have one for myself

  163. I love everything about this pedal! From the joystick controls to the amazing artwork on it – not only does this pedal look good, but it sounds GREAT! I’d love to make this an addition to my current sound-scape set up and see what creative noise I can make.

  164. I’ve seen walrus pedals in action and have been very impressed! Great tone with any setup.

  165. This thing might put my Big Muff out of business! This thing is amazing! I LOVE THE JOYSTICKS!

    Walrus 4 life!

  166. Entering the giveaway – those joysticks are calling out to me. Always been one of my favorite methods of controlling parameters. Very innovative and interesting pedal. Fingers crossed!

  167. Joystick fuzz pleases the fuzz around my joystick.

  168. The joystick feature is so smooth and intuitive.

  169. Jim Lipscomb says:

    Wow this pedal has two things I crave: Joysticks and Fuzz!

  170. Dominik Šandor says:

    Insane combination

  171. Derek White says:

    Best artwork I’ve seen on a pedal.

  172. I really want this amazing sound in my pedalboard!!!!

  173. WOW! … Great Pedal!

  174. Those joysticks look awesome, more pedals should incorporate this. Sounds awesome and looks awesome.

  175. dylan perkins says:

    The hypest shit on youtube

  176. Really an innovative design – both sound-wise (thats my guess) and graphically! I would love to have that in my pedal arsenal – I would love to have it in a studio.

    I only have 1 concern – can the joysticks hold up with a lot of live usage. I would love to test it!

  177. I have wanted to add some fuzz to my guitar loop for a while now and adding some tremolo too would be f@#$ing awesome. The joystick controls and the amount of other controls make me sure I can dial it in for the perfect sound, no matter what style I want to play. I can’t afford one of these regularly so winning would make my year!

  178. Carl Martin says:

    Love the joystick controls, very innovative. Would love to own one.

  179. I really like the idea of combining fuzz and tremolo. Walrus Audio makes some good pedals!

  180. Thomas McCampbell says:

    I’m kinda wary about joysticks on pedals, but I think the sound out of the Janus convinced me

  181. Henry Whitmer says:

    That fuzz sound is pretty epic. Compounded with the joystick control there seem like a lot of sonic possibilities. Want one!

  182. Julian Nuss says:

    Been looking for a new fuzz pedal and this one sounds like a winner. The trem is just a bonus.

  183. Sounds killer! And those switches are just beyond cool. Want one!!

  184. Blaise Mcfarland says:

    That fuzz blend seems wicked

  185. Ennio Milano says:

    I really like it. I want one now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  186. Gonzalo González says:

    awesomw!!

  187. That’s nice
    RC flyin

  188. This is aesthetically the best pedal I have ever seen, and the joysticks are very nice and unique addition. All reviews I’ve read and seen were very positive and I hope I can get my hands on one of these.

  189. Cleamon Jones says:

    Great and innovative pedal!

  190. I was pretty blown away by the sounds Steven Drozd was coming up with in the posted video. I’m not sure what I want more, this or the Descent! (Probably the Descent actually!)

  191. nice and fun

  192. What a strange and unique idea. Maybe there’s another pedal that combines these two effects, but I’ve never seen it. And I absolutely love the design, the artwork, and the videogame controller-like joysticks. Super bad ass.

  193. Javi Metal says:

    Great pedal! I love the joysticks :D

  194. Raddest fuzz ever, dope tremolo, AND sweet graphics?!? Woo!

  195. This is probably the number 1 pedal I want right now. It’s so sweet and the Drozd demo was great…I want to work the joysticks! Pick me so I can lol

  196. Brice Steeb says:

    The effects of this pedal are unlike any pedal I’ve seen before. Great sound, fantastic tone, amazing control.

  197. Great shimmer.

  198. I want to try to get new sounds in my amp with this!!

  199. Vivek Nair says:

    This has to be the most creative pedal I have seen this year. The joysticks seem to offer a never ending palate of sounds – the only problem I see is remembering settings from gig to gig and accidentally moving the joysticks while playing. The tremolo itself sounds wonderful and hell given the mood I’d buy the pedal for just that alone. Great review.

  200. fun pedal !

  201. Awsome!! Great combo trem and fuzz together!

  202. Carlos M. Gómez-Escalonilla says:

    The joysticks its a great innovation.

  203. This thing is so creative and rad! Please send me one!!!

  204. Prabjit Virdee says:

    Finally a fuzz made for my feet! And trem to dial in classic vibes. Glad they made this pedal so hands on!

  205. Jose Martín says:

    I’ts perfect for me, i need a fuzz.

  206. The versatility of the Walrus Audio Janus Tremolo/Fuzz is amazing. For me as a Blues-Player the fuzz as well as the trem is an important part of my sound. Having both in one high quality pedal is very cool and usable on stage as well.
    A pedal not only for sound-hunters but also for musicians who need a very good sounding pedal that is easy to use.
    Well done! =)

  207. Want! Walrus is doing some innovative stuff!

  208. Reminds me of a cusack, pretty neat

  209. Fernando Gabriel Villabrille says:

    Definitely the joystick control for the variables of the effects is pretty interesting and you can play more with them in a easier way. I want one of those!!!

  210. Love to win this pedal and would be stoked if I won. Walrus Audio rules

  211. so cool

  212. I want this one too !!!!!!!!

  213. Great!

  214. Really cool! love the joysticks!

  215. Antonio Ramos says:

    Nice layout, joystick controls, nice sound and walrus quality… i love all about this pedal and i have a free space in my pedalboard reserved for it, that’s why i want JANUS

  216. I Wish this pedal because is like Geminis zodiac sign, with teoría faces of The same coil.
    The perfect pedal.

  217. Sounds awesome. Love the artwork.

  218. Borja Hernandez says:

    Joysticks rule, this is the reason I wish I had this pedal

  219. Tyler Fogerty says:

    Nice Joysticks, and mythology. Suitable for godtone

  220. Yassss

  221. Joystick controls!!! Yes please!!!

  222. Want.

  223. Neardy in a awsome way!
    (would be great for recording)

  224. David Harllee says:

    When the guitarist for Flaming Lips says something is awesome, odds are that it is indeed awesome.

  225. coooooooooooool

  226. Lucas Haugh says:

    If Steven thinks it’s good, then I think it’s good.

  227. Joysticks? Duh, Awesome.

  228. Stuart Morton says:

    Foot control of parameters. Brilliant. And having one control let you find the sound you are after. Great idea. I could get lost in there for days. Please.

  229. Jaime Montes says:

    I love the sound that has. Joysticks control is very interesting. I want it!

  230. NIK IZRIN THANI says:

    Oh man this pedal sounds awesome. The lush fuzz sound and the interesting vibrato works well together. The fact that is uses a joystick makes this so much cooler!

  231. joy stick analog controls seem like a great way to get the sound thats in your head very quickly, always good to have modes on the fuzz too

  232. This pedal fuzz side with its variety and flexibility
    can give a decent fight to a big muff…
    add in a tremolo to sweeten this deal
    this pedal sounds great and I could
    spent days playing with it!

  233. Jason Asimakis says:

    Interesting controls on this pedal, would love to win this and give it a try.

  234. Nicholas Merz says:

    I’d love to win this pedal. Two great sounds that are currently missing from my pedalboard!

  235. Generally not a fan of 2-in-1 combo pedals, but this one definitely seems to have some very unique sounds going for it!

  236. Looks epic!

  237. This looks and sounds like a really high quality combination of sounds and they really work well together. Would love to spend some time exploring this!

  238. Wouldn’t mind trying that beast…

  239. aWESOME

  240. Angel Tejon says:

    Fuzz & Trem “killer” combination !

  241. I really like the idea of a fuzz built on to the Tremelo. It’s a natural combo and sounds really great here.

  242. Yiss :3 love it!!!

  243. Michael Schenk says:

    Wow, this thing looks awesome!

  244. Love Walrus Audio, and I don’t have a weird fuzz on my board yet.

  245. Britt Guerlain says:

    Probably one of the best pedals on the market!

    Space on my pedal board now!

  246. David Polidoro says:

    love the way the Janus sounds. and you really can’t go wrong with a dual joystick fuzz pedal with modulation. I’d love to have one of these on my board. it would definitely get a lot of usage for sure.

  247. I’ve always wanted to try one of these. Just rad looking and the demos I’ve watched were awesome.

  248. Jordan Rodriguez says:

    Super innovative pedal. Looks like a lot of fun to mess with.

  249. Very innovative, a new take on fuzz! Love the controls.

  250. I’d imagine this would be killer for synth too

  251. Patrick Gundran says:

    Great review! Drooling thinking of the sounds I could make. NEED!!!

  252. Carlos Loor says:

    experimental at it´s best! great for chopper effects, me want!!

  253. So many sonic options, I want one!

  254. Honza Čapek says:

    I can absolutely imagine using this as a tabletop device for loop and synth manipulation :) Sweet!

  255. Walrus make some of the greatest pedals

  256. Fun on synths!

  257. Wow! Cool review… would love to try the joystick controls out… seems like you could get some amazing sounds from this!!

  258. Man, now this one I would love to try out. I can only imagine how many different possibilities those joystics could give.

  259. Ben Sticpewich says:

    2 joysticks!!!?
    Fly it into the DEATH STAR and use the Force…
    Thats joy on a stick.

  260. Chris Mckendrick says:

    I’ve never seen anything quite like this in a pedal, I would be very excited and curious to get my hands on one!

  261. Mark Walker says:

    Its unique and definitely intriguing. And fuzz is always awesome

  262. Kevin L. Gibbs says:

    Awesome pedal effect and I could use the fuzz!!! Thanks for the opportunity! :D

  263. I’ve only recently gotten in to fuzz pedals and love it, the joystick idea on this is so interesting. At least it’s better than all the clones out there.

  264. Cool review, it looks awesome, I want one!

  265. Do the joysticks make this difficult to use as a floor pedal?

  266. Oli Richings says:

    This is so insane but so well thought out and well designed. I want it

  267. Hopin’ to play with this guy soon!

  268. I could play for hours with this thing.

  269. Starry Walsh says:

    Grat review and great giveaway :D

  270. Janus fuzz with Joysticks! I would lose my mind

  271. Fuzz and tremolo madness in a unique walrus audio pedal. Imposssibru!! They are amazing.

  272. Love how unique this pedal is. Who thinks to use joysticks? It’s an awesome idea.

  273. janus, my two favourite effects types rolled into one. Definitely at the top of my “want” list

  274. Manuel Cordero Rodriguez says:

    Fuzz plus tremolo, is Awesome!!!!

  275. Josh Richards says:

    I could get lost with this for hours.

  276. Dejan Slak says:

    super sonic fuzz…yeahhh

  277. Cool for experimenting, but not so to use it as a fixed fuzz pedal. Anyway, what I see as the most cool feature is having the chance to melt fuzz sounds with tremolo.

  278. Gísli Gunnarsson says:

    Those joysticks are asking to be fiddled with >:D

  279. Fred Mendes says:

    Walrus Audio certainly made a masterpiece on this one, and the concept is brilliant, the double faced goddess. Sound´s so beautiful but at the same time so dirty, like some kind of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde vibe hehehe ! Never heard about Walrus Audio before now, a total wake up call for me hehe Will totally check their other works.

  280. Patrick Clark says:

    The Steven Drozd demo actually prompted me to seek out the pocket piano used in the video. It just looks like a lot of fun and could be a valuable tool in creating songs and guitar riffs.

  281. pedal looks awesome, sounds awesome, is awesome. I could do some serious damage with one of these.

  282. Adam Waters says:

    The joystick idea is pretty cool. I love how easily it can be played around with whilst playing. Although pretty irrelevant I have to comment on the artwork, so sick.

  283. Oh man! Toggle switches? What will they think of next? This is the first time I heard of Janus. Best Guitar Effects finds the best pedals. Period.

  284. Janus sounds great. The joystick seems to be a good tool to experiment with the sound.

  285. Kyle nadeau says:

    Have wanted this pedal since it came out, my two favorite effects that are highly controllable in one pedal. The fuzz and tremolo could easily stand on their own as great boutique pedals, but together this is a one of a kind monster. This is going to make someone extremely happy

  286. Taylor Sampson says:

    The Janus can possibly, maybe, finally be mine. So in love with this thing.

  287. Ze fuzzzzz iz ze zest

  288. STEVEN DROZD MAKES ME WANT THIS

  289. That is an awesome pedal. Love the joysticks and the fuzz sounds like creamy goodness. Throbbing fuzz!

  290. Whoa! What a COOL looking pedal! Love the graphics. Love the idea of the control joystick! I can’t wait to experiment and see what colours I can pull out of this thing!!!!

  291. Robert Abernathy says:

    Amazing combination… – you gotta love a fuzz pedal with a blend knob!

  292. I love that the tone is shaped by joysticks!

  293. That’s the most un-gimmicky joystick using pedal I’ve seen. Seems really positively useful here.

  294. A very interesting pairing of effects.

  295. Chris Aguilar says:

    I’ve wanted this pedal since the first time I heard it. Enter me twice!

  296. Brent Johnston says:

    A very interesting combination

  297. Great sounds and the joystick just makes it stand out even more.

  298. I’ve had a go with this at a friends pedalboard and its by far the most fun I’ve had with a stompbox! I’m eager to get my hands on one.

  299. trem + fuzz + joysticks = fun!

  300. Peter Homoki says:

    mad

  301. My Volca Bass stares longingly that those joysticks. The Sonic Equivalent of Street Fighter, yes please.

  302. Matt Baker says:

    Hell yes, I will let you give me one of these!

  303. Help me help you. Would LOVE to add this to my mini-colletion of pedals. Maybe I’ll get lucky this time.

  304. I’ve been watching this pedal since its release… I wish I’d have the opportunity to try one, it’s not something you buy on a whim, but that seems to be quite the pedal I need…

  305. That’s an oddly cool combination!

  306. This is on my wish list.

  307. What a beast of a pedal. Love it

  308. Matt Collins says:

    The expression pedal qualities of this (with the joysticks) make it fascinating.

  309. Simon Thomas says:

    Fuzz and tremolo. What’s not to like!

  310. Dylan Thomas says:

    Amazing pedal. Would love to have this on my board. Thank you so much for having these giveaways!

  311. What a cool pedal! Both sides sound great, but the fuzz is really impressive. Thanks!

  312. amazing. I’d love to play with one of these.

  313. This one definitely takes the best design award.

  314. Oscar Cardel says:

    It’s one of the pedals I’ve always wanted to experiment with. One of these days, I hope so…

  315. eric scherer says:

    i have the walrus voyager and it is great. ive demoed this and it is on my dream list.

  316. Yair Hollander says:

    Never heard of this company so this will be a good start.

  317. Adam Jensen says:

    The joystick controls look pretty awesome and like a lot of fun to control! This would be a great pedal to play with.

  318. Had a chance to demo this once – it is ridiculous.

    Want.

  319. i would use the funky little joysticks on this bundle of joy to drive my neighbors insane

  320. odieux fonzie says:

    I am the walrus.

  321. Walrus Audio just won’t stop! What monstrous nonsense I could create with this piece. I gotta watch it again!

  322. I like unusual pedal combos. I bet there are hours of experimentation with this one.

  323. Those joysticks are really innovative.

  324. Gianluca M. says:

    Fantastic! High quality and really good tone!

  325. Will it work with my RC cars?

  326. This is amazing!

  327. Fuzz and Tremolo? Yes please! A great combination.

  328. Jon Willoughby says:

    Loving the sound of this for the fuzz alone! The combination with tremolo is bizarre and inspired!

  329. The Janus has been on my gas list for my tabletop noise board. The joysticks would be perfect

  330. Hey guys!
    Amazing pedal, and equally fantastic review. Very in-depth. I’d absolutely love to win the Janus, as it’s something I’ve been considering for awhile that I’d use for shows with my band all the time. Love the sound, love the joysticks, love the artwork. Walrus is fast becoming my favorite pedal brand. Like I said earlier- this pedal would work perfectly on my board, so I’d love to win. Thanks guys!!
    -Logan

  331. This one sounds pretty awesome, also congrats to the big 10 winners from last month!

  332. the graphics are actually pretty sweet

  333. Incredible pedal!

  334. This pedal looks and sounds awesome. I would love to replace my current tremolo with this one. It would also go well with my Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor.

  335. Not sure if it’s something I’d ever want to buy, but I’d love to win it!

  336. Whoa! Aside from looking freakishly cool it sounds so…smooth! I really want one of these, it’s like a video game controller, ha ha!!

  337. Two of my favourite effects, with high quality sound and an awesome form factor! <3

  338. labellypoke says:

    The sonic possibilities…

  339. Mo Gottschall says:

    This pedal looks and sounds really sweet. And I need a tremolo pedal

  340. Man that is something else. Different kind of expression pedal for sure if you can control it with your foot. would love to see more pedals with that joystick affair if it can be. Nice one. thanks as always

  341. Ben Anderson says:

    I’ve been looking at this pedal for quite some time. Would be sweet to win it!

  342. Loved the video, yea I could see myself rockin’ this pedal. been looking for a fuzz that has more than just tone and volume for controls. This could be the one! Trem side has a lot to offer also, winner winner on this one!

  343. Man those guys over at Walrus audio know how to make some insane artwork. Looks stunning.
    Also: joysticks. What else could you possibly want from a pedal. I’m sold.

  344. joysticks on a pedal. now that’s one dangerous combination//

  345. What?! I need this.

  346. best gamepad ever :D

  347. Knobs AND joysticks!? How do I resist?

  348. Ryan Begley says:

    This would seriously be amazing!

  349. I’ve recently been looking a bit more at both trem and fuzz pedals. This is an interesting idea.

  350. Ryan Begley says:

    Pretty sure I could rule the world with this pedal.

  351. this pedal sounds insane, looks insane, is insane. reckon I could do some deadly things with it.

  352. Another cool pedal. I like the “in and out” chopping with the fuzz. Wish I had one :/

  353. Now, this is something new, I like it!

  354. willowhaus says:

    Joysticks, huh? That’s pretty wacky!

  355. Walrus Audio have some of the best effects on the planet and this one’s no exception! Choppy fuzz with joystick controls – what could be more cool?!

  356. give it to the god of fuzz! Me

  357. Jamae Breeze says:

    What?! Joysticks!? That might be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. This pedal is really cool! I’ve been looking for an amazing fuzz pedal and I’ve found it! And it comes with an equally amazing tremolo! It doesn’t get better than that. This pedal is killer!

  358. The Bobbert says:

    That pedal is glorious

  359. Lot’s of versatility with this pedal!

  360. The pedal seems like so much… and GREAT review! Super helpful

  361. This is possibly one of the most over the top creations I’ve come across and clearly more than just having a fuzz and trem in the chain. Lots of possibilities here, and joysticks? Great touch :)

  362. The fuzz seemed pretty awesome. I liked the joystick concept instead of two knobs.

    Is the fuzz part the same as the Jupiter Fuzz?