Analog Alien EPI - Effects Pedal Interface
Introducing the Analog Alien EPI (Effects Pedal Interface)
These days, many artists/musicians have a desire to use guitar pedals in ways that they were not designed or intended to be used – especially when it comes to recording. How great would it be if you could send your vocals, drums, keyboards, etc… through an effects pedal and come up with a sound that no one else has? Well, now you can do all that and much more with the Analog Alien EPI (Effects Pedal Interface).
The EPI is a high-end routing pedal that enables you to take the signal from your effects pedal and record it directly into your DAW, or analog tape deck, professionally – without any loss of signal or fidelity. The EPI does this by automatically adjusting the impedance and voltage levels coming from your effects pedals, so that they will interface properly with professional recording studio levels. The EPI also has RCA -10 dBu input and output jacks, for connection to non-professional signal operating levels.
The EPI has two separate insertion points that are independent of each other – A&B. These insertion points enable you to set up two separate signal chains and switch between either of them, or have them both on at that same time. You can blend both signal paths independently from each other, and then combine them at the balanced XLR, buffered 1/4″ or RCA -10 dBu outputs.
You can also plug the output of your stomp box directly into the input of the EPI and take advantage of its unique input circuit. Your distortion and overdrive pedals will take on a whole new sonic dimension when you record them using the EPI.
The input of the EPI can also accept a direct signal from the output of your DAW or mixing console. You can send a pre-recorded track to any effects pedal and then re-record the signal back into your DAW. If you ever wondered what your vocal or snare drum tracks would sound like through a fuzz pedal, now you’ll know.
The EPI can also be used as a, A-B box, with both A&B on at the same time, a Direct Box (DI), a Re-Amp Box, or you can split your guitar’s signal and send it out to 4 separate amps, with 4 separate effects, all at the same time!
In live stage situations, you can hook up two separate pedal boards to the A/B insertion jacks and have each board on independently, or both on at the same time, while simultaneously sending your effected signal to the house PA and your guitar amp!
The Analog Alien EPI will enable you to use your effects pedals in ways you never even thought of. You’ll never look at your effect pedals in the same way again.