G-Quencer takes the DigiTech Whammy, the most popular pitch-shifting pedal of all time, and multiplies its sonic potential. G-Quencer lets you hear notes that aren’t normally available on the Whammy, then sequence those notes into elegant harmonies and improbable riffs.
Molten Voltage's G-Quencer transforms the DigiTech Whammy into an irresistible Riff Dispenser.
With this powerful new controller, you can do anything from ripping Van Halen licks while playing a single note, to creating embryonic mindholes. But don't mistake GQ for a noise machine, it’s a serious compositional tool, providing complementary counterpoint to melodic lines.
"A great way to stimulate new musical ideas."
"The Digitech Whammy pedal is one of the coolest stomp boxes ever, but Molten Voltage has figured out a way to make it even cooler."
"...produces effects a Whammy pedal can't produce on its own."
"...gives the Whammy new life and provides hours of creative inspiration."
"one of those devices that reminds me why I love cool, interesting guitar sounds."
One cable is all it takes to transform your stock Whammy. No mods, no hassle. 32 killer presets let you jump right in and start jamming!
But that's just the beginning .:. making your own presets is where the action really is, and GQ lets you store 96 more!
G-Quencer's big bright LED display and intuitive interface make creating and modifying sequences easy and fun!
One Shot .:. Trigger a single pass through your sequence. Great for "laser" effects as well as a cool way to riff slicken your tunes. You can also "stack" one-shots to repeat multiple times.
2-Step™ .:. Use the button to step through the sequence, but instead of advancing once for each press, the sequence moves one step when you press down, and another when you release.
This is G-Quencer's biggest innovation, and a much more natural and intuitive way to play along with a live band and shifting tempo. You'll see me using 2-Step™ in the live parts of the video. I intentionally sped up the drums as I was playing so you could hear it in action.
You control the speed of the sequence rather than it controlling you.
1-Step .:. If you want to modulate during a solo, use 1-Step to move through up to 16 different intervals.
Tap Tempo .:. Tap in a tempo and hear looping sequences of shifted pitches. While one loop is playing, you can cue up another for perfectly smooth transitions.
Play a riff against the looping layer of shifting pitches and hear sounds you never thought possible.
MIDI Clock Sync .:. G-Quencer locks onto MIDI Clock and syncs with over 100 other MIDI-enabled effects.
Different Whammy Settings .:. G-Quencer lets you select your favorite Whammy settings in any order you want. No more bending over on stage like a Knob Goblin!
MIDI Control Change .:. Use a pitch bend wheel, expression pedal, or other MIDI controller to slide through your sequence.
Synth Keys .:. G-Quencer even lets you play the Whammy with a MIDI keyboard! Tickle the ivories to slicken your licks!
The joys of sequencing are no longer a synth-geek secret. G-Quencer gives guitar players access to bleeding-edge sounds, and allows discovery of unexplored audio frontiers by providing meta-fretboard counterpoint to melodic lines.
Optional Side Controller .:. We offer an optional Side Controller that connects to the front end of G-Quencer with a 1/4" stereo cable (included). The Side Controller remotely operates GQ's 2 buttons. (The buttons still work normally with the Side Controller attached). The idea is that you can leave G-Quencer on your pedalboard and have the side controller off your board in a more convenient position. The Side Controller is passive (does not require any power).
G-Quencer also produces a wide variety of out-of-this-world sound effects including laser pitch sweeps, bombdrops, and musical sparkles to sweeten your mix. To that end, Molten Voltage produced a smiley tune that's sprinkled with GQ ear candy.
Power Requirements .:. G-Quencer is powered by standard "BOSS" type 9-volt DC, 2.1mm, 300mA min., tip negative power supply (sold separately). Current draw ~ 250mA.
G-Quencer Dimensions .:. 7.8" (199mm) Wide x 4.8" (122mm) Deep x 2.3" (59mm) Tall
GQ Side Controller Dimensions .:. 4.5" (115mm) Wide x 2.5" (64mm) Deep x 1.9" (49mm) Tall
Molten Voltage manufactures ground-breaking gear designed to spark your creative fire.
Our latest invention,G-Quencer, is a revolutionary Whammy Controller. GQ will literally change the way you play guitar.
Our design is complete, the prototype works great, and we’ve partnered with local manufacturers to get it produced once it’s funded. Now with your help we can take GQ to the finish line!
G-Quencer is the worthy successor to our original Whammy controller, Molten MIDI. Since 2009, we’ve created five different versions of Molten MIDI, which get used by creative musicians around the world, including Radiohead's Ed O’Brien and Vernon Reid.
Molten MIDI was a great starting point, but we knew there was way more untapped potential in the Whammy. We listened to years of customer feedback as well as our own experience and inspiration and spent thousands of hours developing G-Quencer, the Riff Dispenser.
Some other fun facts...
- Switching presets on-the-fly is simple.
- Making your own presets is super easy and fun to do, and you don't need a computer, just use GQ's big bright display.
- At every step of your sequence, choose from Whammy’s full range of pitch shift and harmony intervals, chromatically, through multiple octaves.
- You can preview your sequences in real-time!
- G-Quencer works all by itself, but can also be controlled with MIDI .:. MIDI Clock Sync, Program Changes, Control Changes, you can even rock GQ with a Keyboard!
- You don't need to know anything about MIDI to use G-Quencer .:. just connect a single cable to the Whammy and Rock! On!
Take a Sonic Expedition. Discover Unexplored Audio Frontiers. Be the first to get G-Quencer. We have some great reward packages for your support...
- $2 .:. Special Thanks
- $5 .:. Custom Molten Voltage Guitar Pick and MV Sticker
- $25 .:. Molten Voltage Professional MIDI Cable
- $28 .:. G-Quencer Riff Dispenser T-Shirt
- $30 .:. Molten Voltage "Rings of Fire" T-Shirt
- $52 .:. G-Quencer Riff Dispenser T-shirt and MIDI Cable
- $299 .:. A sparkly new G-Quencer at this low introductory price!
- $325 .:. G-Quencer # 1-20, signed, numbered, and certified
- $350 .:. G-Quencer with optional Side Controller and cable
- $399 .:. Take a Sonic Expedition .:. Pick, Sticker, Riff Dispenser T-Shirt, 6" Molten Voltage Professional MIDI cable, and a shiny new G-Quencer with an equally shiny new Side Controller and connecting cable.
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Molten Voltage's G-Quencer™ transforms the DigiTech Whammy into an irresistible Riff Dispenser.
DigiTech and Whammy are trademarks of the Harmon Music Group, Inc. which is unrelated to Molten Voltage.
Risks and challenges
We've been actively working on the G-Quencer™ for the last 10 months, during which time we have designed and tested many prototypes. We have now arrived at what we are confident is the final, production-ready prototype.
We've been manufacturing MIDI controllers for the past nine years and are very experienced with the ups and down associated with hardware production. We have an established supply chain and a network of experienced suppliers, however there is always the risk that something may alter the established component or production lead times that our plans rely on. In the event that any such change will impact the fulfillment schedule for our listed rewards, we will notify our backers promptly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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