The Malekko Goatkeeper (MGK) is a completely redesigned version of the Lightfoot Labs Goatkeeper, first released in 2007. The core of the pedal is an all analog tremolo circuit using a THAT Corp VCA, which when combined with the built in waveforms, can produce tremolo sounds from percussive to
smooth. The MGK’s LFO generation consists of two stages, each with a range of multiplier values and waveform selection.
The two stages can be run in 3 ways:
Sequential: The two stages are run one after the other
Composite: The two stages are run simultaneously and the effective waveform is a polyrhythmic composite of the two.
Modulation: The two stages are run simultaneously and the effective waveform is the equivalent of one modulating the other.
Tempo can be set with the RATE knob or with the Tap/Sync input. The Tap/Sync input accepts a Malekko Lil’ Buddy for tap tempo control, or an analog clock/metronome signal. The DEPTH knob allows the effect to vary from subtle to high intensity.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTED FEATURE LIST:
2-stage LFO with Sequential, Composite, and Modulation modes
LFO modes create sounds from simple to complex polyrhythms
Stage 1 multipliers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, Random
Stage 2 multipliers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Waveforms set individually on each stage
Sine, square, pulse, long square, ramp up, ramp down waveforms available
Randomize waveforms on Stage 1
Rate and Depth controls
All analog signal path using THAT Corp VCA
Large analog headroom
LEDs show waveform intensity of each stage
Relay true bypass with LED indicator
Detented knobs for quick and accurate settings
Tap tempo via Malekko Lil’ Buddy or sync with external metronome/clock