- Easy, real-time control of effects pedal parameters!
- A small, light expression pedal with no moving parts
- Has dual sensitivity
- Use with foot or by hand!
We all like to have some real-time control of effects when possible, so up to now we’ve been resigned to carrying round big rocker ‘wah wah’ style expression pedals…
Igor is a pressure sensitive controller pad, 55mm in diameter, no moving parts and very light (35 times lighter than a standard cast metal treadle-type pedal!!!). It has dual sensitivity; use it shiny side up on a hard stage, or with shoes, standing – or rubber side up if you’re barefoot or sitting down. Or use it by hand. The Igor Mk2 is more expression-y than the previous version (more controllable variation), and more durable.
It’s called ‘Igor’ because it first came into being as the assistant to the Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz. It has a maximum resistance of 100k, and comes with a stereo 1/4″ jackplug (variable resistance between tip and ring, sleeve unconnected). It’s 64cm long.
Most expression pedals vary from make to make – either the maximum resistance, or how they’re wired. Igor is designed to work with all Rainger FX pedals that have the facility, plus it’ll work with the following brands…
Death By Audio
Crazy Tube Circuits
(known brands so far…)
It’s a simple solution to effects control on-the-fly!
Will the Mk2 Igor work with all my older Rainger FX pedals? Yes – with the exception of older Reverb-X pedals (pre serial number 197), and the Dwarf pedals (limited control)
How do I tell the difference between the two Igor versions? The Mk1 and Mk2 have different graphics (Mk2 courtesy of Rich DiMaio)
So shall I sell my old expression pedals then and buy Igors? The Igor is not as ‘precise’ as a rocker-style expression pedal, but it’s an effortless way of getting some real-time control into your sound!
Is the older Igor still available? It is – let us know if that’s the version you need
Can the Igor be ‘parked’ at a resistance – like a cocked wah? No it can’t – without pressure it returns to maximum resistance.