Eldritch Blast is a massive fuzz built around a powerful, touch-sensitive octave/intermodulation generator. It is a sound so sinister that it could have only come from the outer gods...
The development of the Eldritch Blast has origins at the start of EAE. It is an expanded take on the Magic Missile Fuzz, an early design which is an homage to the modern classic fuzzes of Devi Ever, Tim Escobedo, and all of the circuit-bending weirdos on ilovefuzz.com. We teamed up with Alec from Mask Audio Electronics (MAE) to fine-tune the design, and came up with a result which significantly diverged from the original Magic Missile circuit. The end result is a heavy, yet complex fuzz with a unique octave up texture and an active EQ voiced for aggressive, harsh tones.
We'd also like to thank Dan from Audio Disruption Devices for the stellar art design!
Gain: Controls amount of gain and low frequencies at input
More: Controls amount of signal feeding octave circuit
Tone: Active peaking filters working on the highs and midrange simultaneously
Bass: Active peaking filter centered around 100 Hz
Volume: Loudness amount
Splat: Shifts the dynamics and gating of the transistor stages
Mode: Changes transistors in the octave generator
Chaos: Adds uncertainty, gating and other artifacts to the fuzz
Engage: Master bypass
* (Left Footswitch): EQ on/off
Additional features include true bypass switching, 9V center negative power, and top-mounted jacks.