The original Memory Man could produce analog delay and colorful chorus/vibrato effects without requiring tape. The 5-knob Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man does the same, but is also capable of producing eerie and unusual pitch-shift and flying saucer effects. Our BBD Delay effect emulates virtually every aspect and all controls of the Deluxe, adding a switchable noise control to enhance the realism.
Black Op Distortion
The Pro Co Rat is one of the most popular overdrive effects boxes ever. We based our Black Op Distortion effect on a stock second edition Pro Co Rat pedal. Ours features three controls: Distortion controls the amount of overdrive in the amp, Filter attenuates the highs, and Volume controls the output gain. And it works great as part of a cascading chain of gain.
The Cry Baby is a fitting moniker that accurately described this best-selling wah-wah pedal’s unique sound. For our effect, we emulated an original Thomas Organ CB-95 Cry Baby pedal. The True-Z input on Eleven Rack is an especially important part of re-creating this particular wah tone.
The Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was the first chorus effect to be produced in pedal form. Virtually every chorus pedal released since owes its heritage to this one, which delivers an unmistakable sound. Our emulation of a vintage Boss CE-1 unit captures both the chorus and vibrato modes, enabling you to synchronize the modulation rate to an adjustable tempo setting.
Eleven SR (Stereo Reverb)
Our acclaimed Avid Reverb One plugin is used in countless professional studios to create award-winning albums, movies, and TV shows. We decided to optimize its technology for Eleven Rack. The results—an incredible high-fidelity reverb effect that lets you take complete control of the reverberant characteristics of your mix.
EP Tape Echo
The Maestro Echoplex was one of the earliest analog delay devices, with the Echoplex EP-3 making use of solid-state "transistorized" technology instead of vacuum tubes. For our effect, we painstakingly emulated virtually every aspect of an original Echoplex EP-3, with one significant improvement—our effect enables you to achieve an unreal 2.4 seconds of delay time.
Flanger—Avid custom effect
To design our custom Eleven Rack Flanger effect, we listened to a variety of vintage and modern flange pedals, including models from MXR, Electro-Harmonix, and A/DA. Then we finally came up with our own custom design. It works great in front of or after the amp in the signal chain. And you won’t get the noise or limited frequency response of typical flanger pedals.
Graphic EQ—Avid custom filter
The Eleven Rack Graphic EQ gives you full control over five bands of EQ—100 Hz, 370 Hz, 800 Hz, 2 kHz, and 3.25 kHz. It's ideal for cutting out troublesome frequencies or dialing in just the right tone.
Green JRC Overdrive
The Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer pedal is one of the most highly sought-after classic effects. To create our version, we found a completely stock TS-808 with the original JRC 4558D dual operational amp to emulate. The results are amazingly realistic, providing a warm moderate overdrive to amps with clean settings, and pushing distorted amps to even higher levels of saturation.
Although the ’70s-designed Ross pedals seemed to disappear by the ’80s, guitarists have recently re-discovered the lineup—in particular, the gray-colored Ross Compressor, which delivers a warm tone. For our version, we faithfully emulated a completely stock original unit, delivering an effect that sounds great for clean country lead guitar tones or for further overdriving distorted amps.
Since its debut in 1974, the MXR Phase 90 has arguably been the most popular phase-shift pedal on the market, favored by countless guitarists, including Eddie Van Halen, Andy Summers (The Police), and Matt Bellamy (Muse). We faithfully emulated the original “script logo” MXR Phase 90, making some minor tweaks to ensure the effect sounds equally great at any point in your Eleven Rack signal chain.
Roto Speaker—Avid custom effect
The Eleven Rack Roto Speaker effect emulates the unique spinning sound of a Leslie rotary speaker cabinet. Insert it before your amp to mimic using a foot pedal. Or place it after your amp and turn off cabinet simulation in Eleven Rack to get a faithful rotary speaker cabinet emulation.
VOX executives originally wanted to market its wah-wah pedals to brass and woodwind players. That changed in the late ’60s when the VOX V846 wah-wah pedal was designed specifically for guitar players. We emulated our effect after a completely stock, vintage VOX V846, giving you the flexibility to place the effect in your signal chain after the amplifier—a setup that would be difficult using the original.
To create our effect, we analyzed actual blackface-era Fender Spring Reverb units from several classic Fender amps, resulting in a completely convincing emulation of the Fender reverb tone. In addition to the mix control on the original amps, we added extra Decay and Tone controls. To capture the original Fender reverb sound, set the Decay and Tone knobs to the middle position.
Tri Knob Fuzz
After being inspired by discussing tone with Jimi Hendrix in the studio, Electro-Harmonix owner Mike Matthews designed the pedal that would launch his company into history and become one of the best-selling distortion effects of all time—the Big Muff Pi. Like the original, our effect employs a three-knob configuration and when combined with the True-Z input, you get an extremely accurate emulation.
Tuner—Avid custom utility
Keep your guitar or bass in tune and explore alternative tunings with this handy guitar tuner. Whether you need to maintain perfect pitch on stage, while recording, or want to drop-tune your guitar, this simple built-in tuner will help you quickly and effectively get the job done.
The Univox Uni-Vibe was originally designed to mimic the sound of a rotating speaker cabinet. While it didn’t quite nail the Leslie cabinet sound, it did deliver a distinctive phase-shift, sweeping effect that became a favorite of guitar legends. For our emulated effect, we added a tempo-lock function, which enables you to synchronize the speed to the tempo of your Pro Tools session.
Volume Pedal—Avid custom effect
While volume pedals aren’t technically effects, guitarists have relied on them for decades to create reverse-attack and pedal steel-type sounds. Our Volume Pedal is totally transparent, delivering everything you need in a volume device, but without the signal degradation and noise inherent in vintage models—great for both the studio and stage.
DC Distortion—Avid custom effect
DC Distortion is a custom effect model built just for Eleven Rack. It offers a range of overdriven tones, aided by its built-in Bass and Treble EQ controls, which help shape the response of the clipping circuit. The effect includes controls to adjust the amount of distortion (clipping level), boost treble and/or bass frequencies, and control the final output volume.
This stereo delay effect is based on the AIR Dynamic Delay plugin that comes with Pro Tools software. A powerful effect, Dyn Delay can be synchronized to your Rig or Session tempo to create time-based delay effects. It also offers an envelope follower that enables you to modulate various parameters, based on the amplitude envelope of the incoming signal.
Dyn III Compressor
This effect is based on the Avid Dynamics III Compressor plugin that comes with Pro Tools. With it, you can control the dynamics of your guitar signal, much like Gray Compressor. However, while Gray Compressor emulates a classic guitar-specific compressor pedal with a smooth liquid tone, Dyn III Compressor is more versatile, acting more like an outboard compressor you’d use in recording situations.
This modulation effect is based on the AIR Multi-Chorus plugin that comes with Pro Tools software. With it, you can stack multiple layers of chorusing to create a thick, swirling sound. The effect includes a number of controls to set the rate, width, depth, pre-delay, number of voices, and more, plus sync control to your Rig or Pro Tools Session tempo.
Para EQ—Avid custom filter
This EQ provides a high-quality, 4-band parametric equalizer, with a variety of controls to adjust the gain, frequency, Q (bandwidth), and volume output for each band. With the Low and High bands, you can switch between four EQ types—Shelf, Peak, Low-Pass (high band), High-Pass (low band), and Notch.
The much-loved clean Xotic RC Booster pedal provides guitarists with 20 dB of gain boost, without coloring the tone, plus a built-in EQ to help shape it. It’s great for driving the preamp section of any amp model into a gentle (or not so gentle) overdrive. Our effect emulates that same crystal-clear boost and tonal shaping control.
* Eleven Rack is not connected with, or approved or endorsed by, the owners of the Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Fender, Hammond, Ibanez, MXR, Maestro, Pro Co, Roland, Ross, Thomas Organ, Univox, VOX, or Xotic names. These names are used solely to identify the guitar amplifiers and effects emulated by Eleven Rack.