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Heptode Virtuoso Phase Shifter

The Virtuoso is a boutique recreation of the original Maestro* PS-1A Phase Shifter, as used in the 1970's by keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and guitarists Steve Howe (Yes) and Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), among many others.


"The sound quality is so good that this could even be a studio device, made by a French company called Heptode"

Carl Verheyen
L.A. first-call session guitarist
Member of Supertramp

"I have become a super fan of the Heptode phase. I have even been using it during mixing and tracking of the new Aaron Neville record and couple of other really cool records!  It's simple, well made,  sounds great and is killer! I have a couple of other phase options, including Mutron and other classics, but the Heptode fully gets used over all of them these days. Awesome box!"
Joel Hamilton
Producer and Engineer
Studio G - Brooklyn


Footswitches below three colorful LED's select SLOW, MEDIUM or FAST PHASE. The effect ramps up or down when changing from one speed to another and like the original, sounds superb with guitar or keyboards.

The Virtuoso's modern accruements include a footprint that is pedal board friendly, can be powered by either a 9v battery or AC Adapter, is true bypass (relay based) and has a much improved signal-to-noise ratio.




Specifications:
6-stage analog phase shifter
3 phase speeds (Slow, Medium, Fast)
Relay-based true bypass

Power: 9V battery (High quality alkaline battery included) or AC Adapter DC 9V (negative center pin, not included)
Current draw: 45 mA typical
Dimensions: 153 mm (W) x 88 mm (D) x 70 mm (H) / 6.0’’ (W) x 3.5’’ (D) x 2.7’’ (H)
Weight: 500 g / 17 oz

Heptode pedals carry a 2 years limited warranty.

About the Virtuoso’s trimpots

Videos
Keyboard demos

Rhodes #1 (Nord Electro* 2)

Slow Phase

Medium Phase

Fast Phase

Rhodes #2 (Nord Electro* 2)

Slow Phase

Medium Phase

Fast Phase

Dry


Dry





Guitar video demos by
Gearmanndude
Art Thompson (Guitar Player)
Cyril Simonnot
San System
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Keyboard audio samples by
Nicolas Frémont




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