Described by Hungry Robot's Eric Junge as "a true desert island fuzz", The Collective features 3 distinct fuzz circuits, over a dozen internal adjustable parameters, a 2-band state-variable filter and a feedback loop.
The 3 fuzz circuits can be blended in parallel using each fuzz's unique volume control.
The Collective Controls
The Conventional control adjusts the volume of a "traditional" fuzz.
Low Spectrum & High Spectrum
The Low/High Spectrum controls offer an active tonestack in the form of state-variable filters, commonly found in synths. These offer more clarity and tonal presence than the traditional passive tonestack. Turn each control all the way down for a flat EQ; turn up to boost the chosen frequency range.
Adjusts the volume of a logic-based CMOS fuzz: glitchy, synthy, velcroey.
Pristine adjusts the clean blend, perfect for adding in some of your unprocessed signal to retain clarity and pick attack.
The Overload control manages how much of the signal is fed back through an internal feedback loop, generating self-oscillation and gritty textures. Use the adjacent toggle switch to set the Overload footswitch to either latching or momentary mode.
The Submerge control adjusts the volume of what Eric describes as a "monophonic sub-octave fuzz". Like the Synthetic fuzz it's CMOS-based, offering up unstable, gated sounds. Use the adjacent toggle switch to set the Submerge footswitch to either latching or momentary mode.