DigiTech Synth Wah XSW

DigiTech Synth Wah XSW

The DigiTech Synth Wah Envelope Filter is a very versatile and clean sounding envelope filter with 7 modes, including vowel sounds, wah types, and other goodies. It's possible truly get some bizarre sounds from this pedal by switching from mode to mode while running a constant signal. The sweeps on this pedal are really clean and very synth sounding. Perfect for noise!

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User Reviews of the DigiTech Synth Wah XSW

  • Submitted by James from Towson, MD (54 points) on Jun 5, 2010
  • i use this pedal on my electric bass in an ambient metal band. I picked up this pedal on a lark used from the local guitar center and fell in love with it. An amazing variety of synth tones are avaliable with this little unit. I have never put much stock in digitech pedals, but after this pedal I must rethink my stance a bit. I love the fact that it gives you an effected and uneffected out so you can retain your origional signal as well as the synth/filter signal. simple to control with a knob to change the setting and 3 knobs for sensativity, contgrol and range so you can dial in amazing amounts of variety.
  • Good Points: flexable 2 outputs (mono signal and mono effected)
  • Bad Points: none that i have found
  • Price Paid: US$20.00
  • Purchased At: guitar center
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  • Submitted by Jon from New Haven, CT (80 points) on May 24, 2008
  • I own a few of the digitech pedals and this is the one that truly shines in my book. I pretty much only use the first two settings, the envelope filter ones, but I am sure I will use some of the other ones at some point. This one is perfect for adding hard filtering to pretty much any kind of material.
  • Good Points: Sturdy Digitech construction. Great sounds. Very versatile.
  • Bad Points: none really
  • Price Paid: US$30.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by Ferox from Los Altos, CA (432 points) on Dec 29, 2007
  • Nice pedal while it lasted.
  • Good Points: Like the bass synth wah, only with less bass and more treble. Interesting in a loop and nice for the start of a chain. Funky surreal soundscapes can be found.
  • Bad Points: Died after a few hours of use.
  • Price Paid: US$20.00
  • Purchased At: Starving Musican.
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  • Submitted by andy from Lowell, MA (10 points) on Oct 11, 2005
  • amazing sounds can come from this pedal. allows for seemless changing between 7 incredibly different sounding settings. two filter types, two envelopes, two synth tones and the wonderful autowah. the diagram in the book instructs you to go from the dry out to the next pedal in your chain and the effect out to a mixer channel, but it sounds even better vice versa. switching between modes offers skip-free integration. unbeatable (except maybe by boss) construction and about eight million combinations of sounds make this indispensable.
  • Good Points: -so many different sounds -on-the-fly tweakability -glitchy sounds from mode/type changing -excellent build
  • Bad Points: -color (eh...) -autowah, while pretty amazing and versatile, can be annoying at times.
  • Price Paid: US$45.00
  • Purchased At: erik/nkondi
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  • Submitted by ck3 from Portland, ME (390 points) on Nov 18, 2004
  • I tried this pedal in a store a few months ago and was not particularly wowed ... after a recent online pedal trade, I am able to finally use one with my home rig ... and am still finding interesting new industrial-tinged/psychedelic noises daily.
  • Good Points: Becomes a versatile, knob controlled synthy/vowel-generating noise box in a feedback loop on its own ... and can sound especially evil when placed before a DOD FX33 Buzz Box in said loop. Also reacts well to having a self-oscillating delay fed into it on the auto wah setting (think rhythmic swells of dying crickets).
  • Bad Points: Does not have a feature that allows easy syncing of tempos. Does not store presets. Can not track chords. Sounds digital and sterile for the most part (probably only a drawback to those who prefer analog equipment).
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
  • Purchased At: Harmony Central Effects Forum
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  • Submitted by timothy from Rohnert Park, CA (68 points) on Jan 11, 2004
  • good synthy autowah sounds. kind of annoying at times, seems like a one tcik pony, but using it outside of convenmtion can lead to gratifying rumbles, thunders, shrieks. placed after reveb it creates cool banshee noises. never put it in floop
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  • Price Paid: US$0.00
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  • Submitted by gr-eh? from Detroit, MI (374 points) on Mar 3, 2003
  • Haven't had a chance to check out the other Digitech X-series pedals but the SynthWah is amazing. Take your FX25 and add seven modes to it.. All have a different unique sound and work for processing damn near anything, the knobs offer a huge amount of control and even switching between modes is fairly clean. Feeds back on itself as mean as all hell but also works wonders for processing anything, from adding that classic DOD envelope filter sound to crazy percussive synth blips and boooooms. Gives the old contact mic-n-metal a world of new possibilities.
  • Good Points: Really solid sound, consistant and easy to use. Boss-styled construction w/ a better battery door (no screw/grommet to mangle)
  • Bad Points: None. Simply an amazing pedal.
  • Price Paid: US$65.00
  • Purchased At: www.musiciansfriend.com
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  • Submitted by matt from Billings, MT (118 points) on Jul 10, 2002
  • another one of those fine x-series pedals by digitech, this one is really amazing. first, it sounds great, very clean. here are the options you have with it: env. up, env. down, synth 1, synth 2, filter 1, filter 2, and autowah. all settings are great for noise. it does self-oscillate, so that is nice, put it on sinth 1 and twist the range knob and away it goes. its has a sens. knob, control knob, and a range knob plus the knob that changes between settings, the settings knob also works great for cut-up sound effects. the sweeps on this pedal are really clean and very synth sounding, way better than the boss synth and the ibanez synth(which i own and like). it is stereo out( out 1 is normal out(dry) and out 2 is the effected signal) so you can have two different sounds and plus you can build off of that pedal to create some interesting sounds using other pedals. use a resonator with it to get some great trippy sounds or really beautiful sounds. the autowah acts like a phase mod at times, gives it a tick-tock kind of sound to your signal. i think i like this better than the fuck-a-duck is some respects. its a little more user freindly.
  • Good Points: great clean sounds, nice sweep, self-oscillates, sturdy, stereo outs
  • Bad Points: don't like the battery compartment, wish both outs were wet signals. other than that nice
  • Price Paid: US$115.00
  • Purchased At: hansen music
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