ARIGATO neither seeks to recapture the sounds of the past, nor to be state of the art. It is a snapshot of a future we were promised as children.
wobble, shake, rattle, and roar. It is also capable of going fully wet for interesting vibrato sounds, max out feedback for auto-wah style filter sweeps, and a wide range of responsive shades throughout each control as they interact with the others. created at Caroline's small batch distortery in Columbia, S.C.
Designer’s notes: "If you have enjoyed our SOMERSAULT lo-fi modulator, then I think you’ll really enjoy ARIGATO. It’s built on a similar framework: an analog LFO that can do some wild stuff and push things beyond their boundaries, a mix control that can go 100% wet, and a havoc control that is all gas,no brakes.
"It’s an OTA based analog phaser but with a couple twists – the mode switch changes the capacitors and filter notches to more closely resemble a classic vibe pedal, giving the sweep a bit of an off-balance feel. The bypass on ARIGATO can also be a momentary bypass for instant phasing 'hits' and releases. And the square wave, like the Somersault’s, can push the phasing into audible pumps and overload things. We could have tamed it for noise purposes, but we didn’t want to lose the fun.
"With this pedal we recommend starting with everything at 12:00 – 'true north' as we’re fond of calling it – and then adjusting from there to discover how each control interacts with the others."