The sonic scientists at Alexander Pedals have been working overtime to cram the most pedal into the smallest box, and we now present the Neo Series! Each Neo Series pedal incorporates an advanced 32-bit microcontroller adding presets, expression, and MIDI capability.
The Neo Series pedals are small but mighty! Imagine having a single pedal on your board that can access up to 4 separate preset tones with a touch of your toe. Connect an expression pedal to "morph" between two distinct settings for each preset for dynamic real-time effects. Or hook up a simple footswitch to trigger a timed "ramp" between those expression settings. Expressive performance technology, right at your feet.
All Neo Series pedals feature a simple yet powerful preset functionality. Hold the bypass footswitch to move the pedal to the next available preset, and the pedal will reconfigure itself on the fly. All knob values and the effect mode settings are recalled, allowing you to set up to four unique tones. Want more presets? Simply connect a MIDI controller to the EXP port on the side of the Neo Series pedal and access up to 16 presets total.
To load a preset, hold the bypass footswitch down or send a MIDI program change from 0-15.
To save a preset, hold the Select button down and then hold the bypass footswitch. The pedal will save the current settings to the current preset.
Any changes you make to the pedal settings will be lost when switching to a new preset unless you save the current preset first, so be careful!
Expression and MIDI:
The EXP port on the left side of the pedal can function as an expression pedal, foot switch input, or a MIDI input.
Expression Pedal: Set the expression pedal to the heel down position, then adjust the knobs to your preferred setting. Sweep the pedal to the toe position and set the knobs to a different setting. Now the F.13 Neo will allow you to seamlessly morph between the two settings!
Foot Switch: Connect a momentary foot switch to the port with a standard patch cable. Set the knobs like you want, then tap the foot switch and set them again. Every time you tap the knob the F.13 Neo will sweep between your two knob settings at the speed you set in the configuration mode.
MIDI: The Neo Series pedals can connect to a compatible MIDI controller to control all of the pedal functions plus access 12 extra presets, for a total of 16. The USB port may also be used as a MIDI interface to your computer or mobile device.
Controls in parentheses () are accessed by holding down the Select button and turning the indicated knob.
Rate: Controls the rate of the low-frequency oscillator (LFO) for the flanger, from glacial to space invaders. Controls the input sensitivity in Dyna mode.
(ALT1): Controls the sweep offset (manual) in Auto mode, the pattern select in Step mode, the envelope speed in Dyna mode, or the delay time in Echo mode.
Depth: Controls the maximum LFO sweep in Auto, Step, and Echo modes. In Dynamic mode, this controls whether the flanger sweeps down (less than noon) or up (greater than noon) based on the input signal.
(ALT2): Controls the delay repeats in Echo mode
Mix: Controls the blend between the dry and flanged signal. Equal mix is at 12 o'clock.
(Level): Controls the overall output level of the pedal, from -20dB to +10dB. Unity gain is near 1 o'clock.
Regen: Adjusts the amount of flanged signal fed back into the modulation. Zero feedback is at noon, clockwise increases the positive feedback for a standard flanger sound. Twist this knob counter-clockwise for negative feedback and a unique "inside out" flange.
Select Button - tap to choose a new effect mode:
Auto: Traditional flanging is found here. The LFO of the F.13 Neo is actually a "hypertriangular" waveform, so that the flanger spends more time in the interesting portions of the sweep. The ALT1 knob controls the sweep offset, sometimes referred to as "manual."
Hint: Set the Rate control at zero for "filter matrix" style manual flanging. The Depth knob controls the flange position.
Step: The flanger LFO is forced to "step" to distinct values for transforming robot sounds. The F.13 Neo has eight patterns, selected by the ALT1 control: Up, Down, Up+Down, Square, Whip, Two+Three, UpUpDnDn, and Random.