This is basically a vibrato effect with expression pedal or a chorus effect with expression pedal. I am assuming it is analog, but I am not 100% sure. The only editing you get is modulation control with the foot pedal, intensity control with knob on the side, and a switch for chorus or vibrato. It cannot be hooked up to a computer. It is only 1/4; audio in and out and it is not rackable.
Its very easy to set up. Plug it in. Step down to activate, select chorus or vibrato (I always forget which one is which, one turns the light yellow, the other turns it green) and adjust the intensity. That’s it. There is really no need for a manual. I never looked at one and was able to figure it out very shortly.
I honestly don't care for this pedal overall. The vibrato is pretty fun because of the expression pedal, but in order to turn it on, you need to push the pedal all the way down, and that means you always have to start at minimal vibrato and adjust it back up. It would have been nice if there was another way to activate it so you didn't have to reset it everytime you wanted to turn it on. The chorus is ok. I own a Diamond halo chorus and the Rotovibe can't even touch that baby. I used to use this in my synth/alt vocals Mixer's effect chain to create some crazy vibrato effects, but in the end, I took it out of my arsenal and am trying to sell it. The
I have had it for six months and I never really used it during that time. What I like about it was the idea of the built in expression pedal, but when I got it, I realized the activation flaw and was very sad ): Also, it doesn't even have stereo options, whats the deal with that. Even cheap boss chorus pedals have that. Again, if you want fantastic chorus, get the Diamond halo chorus, or even and Analog man chorus pedal. Either one will make the rotovibe look childish. Overall, I am disappointed in this pedal. I got mine used for $100 and I regret it very much.
The Lovetone Wobulator is a stereo tremolo/vibrato/panning pedal. The pedal is an analog one, consisting of 1/4" jacks for stereo outputs, input, and for controlling the LFO with either a trigger or expression pedal. It isn't rackable as it's a foot controlled pedal.
Using the Lovetone Wobulator isn't too difficult, but it definitely helps to break it down a bit. There are two separate oscillators in this pedal, each with their own controls for the left and right channels. The pedal has four modes - tremulant, panner, vibrato, and dual trem. It then gives you separate left and right controls for the LFO rates and depth. It also has a wave type parameter and separate buttons for engaging the left and right channels. A manual may be helpful, but certainly not necessary here.
The sound of the Lovetone Wobulator in general makes it one of the best sounding tremolo/vibrato pedals I've ever used. The dual channel thing really opens up a world of possibilities not normally there when working in mono. Having independent control over the parameters on each channel is huge! All of the modes on here are awesome, but I've mostly used the pedal for it's tremolo and vibrato. I haven't actually used this pedal with two separate amplifiers in stereo, but it's something I'd love to try as I'm sure the results would be outstanding. It's hard to describe the quality of this pedal overall, but once you plug it in and try it for yourself you'll know exactly what I mean...
The Lovetone Wobulator is probably the most complete tremolo/vibrato/panner pedal that I've ever used before. The amount of control you have available to you between the four different modes and the two separate oscillators is outstanding. The price of the pedal however, will stop a lot of people from being able to pick this pedal up. Unless you're using these effects on a daily basis it's probably not worth it. However, it's an impeccable tool to have in the studio and really anywhere if you can afford it!