Fuzz with Analog Filter
TARS is a fuzz/analog filter pedal. It means "This Audio Reached Singularity".
It’s a robot looking for life in space too. But that’s a long story we’ll tell you in the user manual.
TARS’ fuzz part comes from the Black Hole Symmetry "Singularity" section.
Put it through the analog "MS-20 style" filter to create fuzzy-noisy textures.
Cut through the mix with the different filter and EQ possibilities or sweep between the frequencies to create huge waves of noise.
Gain : Placed after the Jfet transistor input stage and followed by silicon gain and clipping stages.
Master : Master volume.
CutOff : This fader controls the cutoff frequency of the MS-20 style low pass filter. Based on a LM13700 stage. Goes from 15Hz to 44kHz.
Resonance : Increases the intensity of the signal around the cutoff frequency.
LPF VOL : VCA - sets the output volume of the filter. Pretty useful to adjust the filter to your setup.
2p/4p toggle switch : Select the attenuation curve. Cut at -12dB/octave (2p) or at -24dB/octave (4p).
Add Fuzz (On/Off) toggle switch : Add an extra unfiltered fuzz signal. The result is louder and creates cool frequencies boost or cut depending on the cutoff position.
Serial - // toggle switch : Put the fuzz through the filter - or use both effects in //.
Expression/CV : The Expression/CV control is linked to the cutoff fader. The cutoff fader value sets the lowest value the EXP pedal can go.