Nano Pulsar
Nano Pulsar
Nano Pulsar
Nano Pulsar
Nano Pulsar
Nano Pulsar
Nano Pulsar

Nano Pulsar

Variable Shape Stereo Tremolo
Take tremolo beyond the ordinary and fill your space with weaving, pulsating energy.


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Classic Triangle Wave Tremolo
Falling Sawtooth
Narrow Pulse Tremolo
Ring Mod Trem
Rotary-style Tremolo
Stereo Tremolo
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Nano Pulsar


The Nano Pulsar takes tremolo beyond the ordinary and mundane. Equipped with a collection of tremolo-modulating waveforms and the option of operating in Triangle or Square Wave modes, the Nano Pulsar is a tremolo/panner treasure chest. In mono, it’s simply amazing, or, connect it in stereo to create shifting waves of sound that surround you and fill your space with weaving, pulsating energy.

For all its power, the Nano Pulsar’s layout is intuitive and using it is easy. There’s often a perceived volume drop with tremolo when the effect is engaged so we’ve included a Volume control. It allows a player to fine-tune their output level when the effect is on, and is a very useful addition.

The Nano Pulsar’s Depth knob adjusts the amount of tremolo applied to the signal. Past maximum (around 1 o’clock) the modulation becomes asymmetric and warps the audio signal between positive and negative phase. This creates a unique style of tremolo which sounds great alone or can be used in combination with other effects like the Oceans 11’s Shimmer patch to produce compelling synth-like sounds and textures.

The Rate knob provides a full range of speed adjustments for the tremolo or pan effect, and when you start to max out the Rate and Depth controls you enter ring modulation territory for a surreal sonic joyride!

Unlock a world of advanced sound shaping and control. Create tremolo and panning effects that go from sublimely beautiful to downright shocking. The compact Nano Pulsar will be your do-it-all, go to pedal for all things tremolo and panning.

  • Compact, yet powerful tremolo/panner pedal packed with effects
  • Run it in mono or in stereo for a fully immersive tremolo/panning experience
  • Flick the Triangle Wave/Square Wave mode switch to determine how sharp or smooth the effect will be
  • Select from falling and rising sawtooth, narrow and wide pulse width, or triangle and square wave tremolo-modulating waveforms to control how the tremolo morphs and evolves
  • Know whether the tremolo is on or off before you play a note. The Rate/Status LED pulses at the same rate the effect is modulating when the effect is engaged
  • 9 Volt battery included, also works with an optional 9 Volt power supply
  • Buffered bypass


Buffered Bypass
Stereo Out
Power Supply
9V battery included (optional 9.6VDC-200mA power adapter not included)
Dimensions (in)
4.5 x 2.75 x 2.1
Current Draw
Year Released
Owner's Manual
An optional 9VDC, center-negative power supply can be connected to the power jack to provide power without a battery. The Nano Pulsar requires 30mA at 9VDC on a center-negative plug. Do not exceed 12VDC at the power jack. When using a 9V battery, plugging into the INPUT jack activates power. The input cable should be removed when the unit is not in use to avoid running down the battery. To change the 9-volt battery, you must remove the 4 screws on the bottom of the Nano Pulsar. Once the screws are removed, you can take off the bottom plate and change the battery. Please do not touch the circuit board while the bottom plate is off or you risk damaging a component.
Adjusts the overall output level of the effect. As VOL is turned clockwise, the output gets louder. The VOL knob offers up to 12dB of volume boost depending on the settings of the other controls. When VOL is turned fully counterclockwise the effect output is silenced.
Adjusts the amount of tremolo that will be applied to your signal. As DEPTH is turned clockwise from minimum to maximum, the amount of the tremolo effect increases. Maximum tremolo—greatest dynamic range from loudest to quietest—occurs when the DEPTH knob is set to approximately 1 o’clock. As DEPTH is turned further clockwise past 1 o’clock, the tremolo begins to warp by modulating between positive and negative phase with an asymmetric or rhythmic feel. Set DEPTH to approximately 1 o’clock to obtain the widest stereo field when the Nano Pulsar is used as a stereo panner.
Triangle Wave Mode The modulation waveform is triangle wave based, resulting in smooth volume modulation. As the SHAPE knob is turned clockwise from the minimum position to the center, the waveform morphs from rising sawtooth to triangle. Turning SHAPE further clockwise from the center position to maximum, the waveform continues to morph from triangle to falling sawtooth. Please note: the triangle shapes are reversed out of the Right OUTPUT jack. Square Wave Mode The modulation waveform is square wave based, resulting in sharp, on/off volume modulation. As the SHAPE knob is turned clockwise from minimum to maximum, the modulating waveform’s pulse width increases from a narrow pulse to a wide pulse width. Near the knob’s center position is square wave modulation where the tremolo volume is loud and quiet in equal amounts. Please note: the square shapes are reversed out of the Right OUTPUT jack.
Adjusts the speed of the tremolo or pan effect. As RATE is turned clockwise the modulation rate increases. The range of modulation speed is approximately 20 seconds to 30 Hz.
Selects between Triangle and Square Wave modes.
Audio input to the Nano Pulsar.
Connect this ¼” mono jack to your second amplifier’s input. When using the Nano Pulsar as a stereo panner, use the R OUTPUT jack for your second channel. You can connect only to the RIGHT OUT jack if you like; the tremolo effect will be the same as from the LEFT OUT jack but the SHAPE waveforms are reversed. For example, when the SHAPE knob is set to maximum, tremolo modulation out of the Right Output will either be a rising sawtooth or narrow pulse width.
Connect this ¼” mono jack to your amplifier’s input. When using the Nano Pulsar as a mono device we recommend you use the MONO/L jack so that the SHAPE knob description on the previous page corresponds to what you hear.
Press and release the footswitch to toggle between buffered bypass and effect mode. When in effect mode, the Status LED is lit and pulses at the same rate as the effect. The Status LED is off in buffered bypass mode. The Nano Pulsar powers up in bypass mode.

“Dig it! The Nano Pulsar is an out-of-this-world tremolo that will take you on a surreal, pulsating sonic joyride.”

–Mike Matthews

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