Attack Decay
Attack Decay
Attack Decay
Attack Decay
Attack Decay
Attack Decay
Attack Decay

Attack Decay

Tape Reverse Simulator
Produces volume and reverse swells, backward tape sounds, artificially short staccato notes and bowed instrument effects!

$125.00

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Attack Decay

DESCRIPTION

The circa-1980 Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay is a sought after prize among vintage pedal aficionados. Originally called a Tape Reverse Simulator, it’s known for producing volume and reverse swells, backward tape sounds, artificially short staccato notes and bowed instrument effects. The freshly designed EHX Attack Decay reinterprets the classic and keeps its cool factor, but adds some modern features for convenience and enhanced functionality.

It can produce a single volume envelope like the original, or, with Poly engaged, put separate volume envelopes on each note you play. The built-in Harmonix fuzz is now a fully controllable distortion with gain, tone and volume controls. The effects loop allows the musician or sound designer to place the volume envelope onto whatever signal is present at the Return jack. Expression pedal/CV input and three user presets give the user total control over their Attack Decay!

  • Volume envelope manipulation with adjustable Attack and Decay times
  • Mono mode: one volume envelope at a time, the envelope resets when you play a new note
  • Poly mode: gives each note you play its own envelope
  • Built-in, fully adjustable, Harmonix fuzz enhances the volume envelope effect and produces bowed instrument sounds
  • Built-in effects loop allows for your own pedals to be inserted onto the volume envelope
  • Expression pedal or CV control over every knob on the Attack Decay
  • Save and recall up to three presets
  • Power adapter included

SPECIFICATIONS

Circuit
Digital
Bypass
Buffered Bypass
Audio
Mono
Effects Loop
Yes
Power Supply
9.6VDC-200mA power adapter included
Dimensions (in)
4.75 x 4.13 x 2.25
Current Draw
140mA
Year Released
2019
UPC
683274011851
Owner's Manual
VOL KNOB
Sets the master output level of the Attack Decay.
BLEND KNOB
A master wet/dry mix. Optionally, it can adjust the mix between dry and Harmonix signals before they enter the volume envelopes. A third option mixes the signal at the RETURN jack with the output of the volume envelopes.
ATTACK KNOB
Sets the swell or fade-in speed of the volume envelopes.
DECAY KNOB
Sets the staccato or fade-out speed of the volume envelopes.
POLY BUTTON
Press and release to toggle between mono and poly modes.
SENS MINI KNOB
– MONO (POLY OFF): Sets the threshold at which a new pluck is detected thus triggering the start or restart of the volume envelope. – POLY ON: When POLY is enabled the SENS knob has a similar function as in Mono mode but over a limited range.
PRESET BUTTONS 1, 2, & 3
Press and release to load and unload the first, second, or third preset. Press and hold for two seconds to save the sound you currently hear to a preset.
HARMONIX MINI KNOB
Adjusts the gain and saturation amount of the internal Harmonix distortion.
TONE MINI KNOB
Sets the tone of the Harmonix section.
H.VOL MINI KNOB
Sets the output volume of the Harmonix section.
BYPASS FOOTSWITCH
Press and release the BYPASS footswitch to toggle between effect and buffered bypass.
HARMONIX/PRESET FOOTSWITCH
Engages and disengages the Harmonix fuzz. Alternately, this footswitch can be used to cycle through presets and What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG), live mode.
INPUT JACK
This is the audio input.
OUTPUT JACK
This is the audio output.
SEND JACK
Use this jack as the signal source for the Attack Decay’s external FX loop.
RETURN JACK
Receives the output from an external effects loop or another instrument.
EXP JACK
Connect an expression pedal or control voltage (CV) to allow for external control over every knob on the Attack Decay. Connect a clock pulse to EXP to trigger the volume envelopes from an external source.

“The Attack Decay pedal’s versatile envelope-manipulation controls, built-in digital fuzz circuit and hidden functions deliver a vast universe of exciting new sounds to explore.”

–Guitar World

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