As I’ve decided the Divide By Zero is just a one off, here’s some blub about it…
Divide By Zero is a feedback looper capable of all degrees of nastiness, thanks to the fact that is completely blendable with the original guitar signal. By putting a pedal or 2 in between the send and return jacks you are creating a direct path from the loops output to the loops input which creates what is known as a feedback loop.
Feedback loops can be pretty nasty things, and the kind of feedback you get depends on which pedals you have in your loop. Distortions, overdrives and fuzzes tend to squeal and wail. Modulation effects are where the real magic tends to happen, with drones, buzzes and oscillating shrieks all emerging from the loop. And unlike most feedback loopers on the market this is completely blendable with your original signal, so you can use this assorted noise as a textured backdrop to whatever you are playing. You have direct control as to how much of the signal gets fed back to the loop via the ‘Entropy’ control. ‘Fusion’ is the blend, all the way anticlockwise leaves you with a completely dry signal, all the way clockwise will leave you with the feedback signal only, and at noon you will have a 50% mix of both.
Divide By Zero is made with quality components and is, of course, true bypass, while the input, send, return and output are all fully buffered.
Unlike some passive feedback loopers the Divide By Zero relies on the pedals in the loop to generate their own feedback – none of the guitars signal is fed to the loop while ‘Entropy’ mode is engaged. This means that some pedals such as delays may not behave as you would expect in some other feedback loopers.
In case you’re wondering about the logo… No – I didn’t type it by hand! It is generated with an ASCII art program I wrote that takes a picture and converts it to an ASCII representation, well my interpretation of an ASCII interpretation anyway!
For a more impressive piece of ASCII art, check out my ASCII version of the statue of liberty, if you save it and zoom in you’ll see how it is constructed!
Here’s some demo’s of the Divide By Zero in action: