Every once in a while an effect shows up ahead of its own time and before guitarist figure out what do with it, it’s gone out of production. Crescendo Auto Swell brings an iconic and rare effect and makes it readily available and built to withstand a lifetime of abuse.
Crescendo produces a unique “swell”-effect similar to what bowed instruments can produce. Now you can have the same effect without paying ridiculous second market prices and feel confident using it for gigs with no fear of breakdowns.
Subtle and simple
Using the pedal is simple as it is effectively just reversing the concept of a noise gate. Instead of clamping down on the tail of your signal, gradually drowning the signal as the note rings out as it is overpowered by a noisy circuit, the Crescendo clamps down on the initial attack and swells up to volume. Put simply, it removes the pick attack and leaves you with a beautiful swelling note. Put a drive or a compressor after Crescendo to make long sustaining swell notes reminiscent of violins and other bowed instruments.