Walrus Audio MAKO M1 High Fidelity Modulation Machine
Studio quality modulation in a compact pedal, that's the Walrus Audio MAKO M1!
The M1 is a powerful multi-function modulation machine with six studio-quality effects: Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo, Vibrato, Rotary and Filter. Each program has a wealth of options to tweak, adjust and then save to one of the nine built-in presets. The M1 has a dedicated lo-fi knob that allows you to mix different lo-fi parameters for each program. Add subtle movement and texture to float beneath your playing or make a huge statement with a thick swirling chorus to choppy panning tremolo. Write your sonic story in any style and genre with the M1 High-Fidelity Modulation Machine.
X knob controls Lag to set the maximum allowed amount of pitch detuning.
Phaser - Classic 70s phaser sounds we all know and love, with added features that you wouldn't expect. Similar to the Lillian, Type I is a 2-Stage Phaser that produces a single notch to the classic mild phaser. Type II is a 4-Stage model producing 2 notches for a stronger effect. Type III is a phaser modeled after the unique tuning and LFO shape found in a Uni-Vibe.
X knob determines the amount of phase shifted signal that is fed back to the effect input.
Tremolo - This program emulates a tremolo with three algorithms containing all the bells, whistles, and even a cherry on top. Type I is excellent for traditional sounds similar to optical and bias tremolos that raise and lower the entire frequency range – similar to the Monument in standard mode. Type II is a warm and cozy harmonic tremolo – similar to the Monument in harmonic mode. This unique sound is formed by raising and lowering your high and low frequencies opposite each other. Type III offers several predefined patterns for rhythmic sequenced pulsing tremolo.
X knob manipulates the phase of the left and right volume modulation for a wide stereo panning effect.
Shape and Symmetry in Type III (pattern Trem) select the pattern group and patterns within each group.
Vibrato - Make good parts great with detuned, warbly, and vintage sounds that harken back to the 60s. Type I focuses on traditional vibrato sounds. Old record players inspire type II with classic RPM's on the rate knob and some noise character you'd find in your dad's old dusty Speedwagon LPs. The rate knob can select 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm speeds in this mode. Type III is our take on the wow and flutter pitch characters found in old tape players. Warm and charming with a hint of nostalgia.
X knob (Standard and Vinyl) Stereo Phase: controls the phase of the right output in relation to the left output.
X knob (Tape) Flutter: control the depth of the flutter effect applied within the tape vibrato type. This is a faster fluttering type detune.
Rotary - Because you can't fit a Leslie speaker on your pedalboard, type I aims for that traditional watery sound of a well-oiled Leslie speaker. Type II only spins the horn but still plays the sound out of the drum. Type III only spins the drum but still plays sound from the horn.
X - Cab Simulation: controls the mix of a physical rotary cabinet model into your signal.
Filter - Add tone-shaping movement to your signal with different modulated filters. Type I is a lowpass filter good for modulated darker tones. Type II is a highpass filter used to creatively modulate your low frequencies. Type III is a bandpass filter forming a sliding “window” of frequencies. Drive the filter frequency with the main LFO or do things like set the depth to zero and turn up the LO-FI envelope control to drive the filter frequency with your playing dynamics.
- Analog / Digital: Digital
- Effect Type: Chorus, Filter, Multi Effects, Phaser, Tremolo & Vibrato
- Midi: Yes
- Stereo: Yes
- True Bypass: Yes