Riff-Step™ by Step Audio takes the DigiTech Whammy, the most popular pitch-shifting pedal of all time, and multiplies its sonic potential. Riff-Step lets you hear notes that aren’t normally available on the Whammy, then sequence those notes into elegant harmonies and improbable riffs.
With this powerful new controller and patented technology, you can do anything from ripping Van Halen licks while holding a single note, to creating embryonic mindholes. But don't mistake Riff-Step for a noise machine, it’s a serious compositional tool, providing complementary counterpoint to melodic lines.
Riff-Step™ transforms the DigiTech Whammy pedal into a Pitch-Shifting Sequencer.
It's easy to create, edit, and share Riff-Step sequences with our Online Programmer. Whammy normally slides between 2 different pitch shift or harmony intervals, such as Octave Down and Octave Up harmony.
Riff-Step accesses every available pitch shift and harmony interval, even those not normally available on the Whammy, then lets you arrange those intervals into sequences of up to 16 steps. You cycle through sequences using one of Riff-Step's 8 Modes of Operation.
Riff-Step™ | the Whammy Enhancer | Demo Vid Riff-Step the MIDI controller works with Whammy DT, Whammy 5, Whamy 4, and Bass WhammyRiff-Step works with all 4 modern DigiTech Whammy pedals: Whammy 4, Whammy 5, Whammy DT, and the new Bass Whammy.
Note: the Whammy 4 switches between intervals more abruptly than the other 3 versions, and has a more "techno" sound
One cable is all it takes to transform your stock Whammy. No mods, no hassle. Some other fun facts... -Switching presets on-the-fly is simple. -Making your own presets is super easy and fun to do, and you don't need a computer, just use Riff-Step's LED display. -At every step of your sequence, choose from Whammy’s full range of pitch shift and harmony intervals, chromatically, through multiple octaves. -You can preview your sequences in real-time! -Riff-Step works all by itself, but can also be controlled with MIDI .:. MIDI Clock Sync, Program Changes, Control Changes, you can even rock Riff-Step with a Keyboard! -You don't need to know anything about MIDI to use Riff-Step .:. just connect a single cable to the stock Whammy and Rock! On!
Enjoy 8 Modes of Operation In 2-Step™, 1-Step, and Different Whammy Settings modes, you manually step through the sequence. In Tap Tempo, One-Shot, and MIDI Clock modes, Riff-Step automatically cycles through the sequence. In MIDI Control Change and Synth Keys modes, an external MIDI controller is used to control Riff-Step.
2-Step™ In 2-Step™ mode, you step through the sequence using the STEP Button, but instead of advancing once each time the button is pressed, Riff-Step moves one step when you press down, and another when you release. When the end of the sequence is reached, it starts over at the beginning. This is Riff-Step's biggest innovation, and a much more natural and intuitive way to play along with a live band and shifting tempo. You control the speed of the sequence rather than it controlling you.
1-Step If you want to modulate during a solo, use 1-Step to move through up to 16 different intervals. Different Whammy SettingsRiff-Step, the DigiTech Whammy Enhancer, back view Riff-Step lets you select your favorite Whammy settings in any order you want. No more bending over on stage like a Knob Goblin!
Tap Tempo Tap in a tempo and hear looping sequences of shifted pitches. While one loop is playing, you can cue up another for perfectly smooth transitions. Play a riff against the looping layer of shifting pitches and harmonies to hear sounds you never thought possible!
One-Shot Trigger a single pass through your sequence, or "stack" one-shots by pressing multiple times to repeat. Keep the sequnce looping by holding down the STEP button. Great for "laser" effects. You can also add riffs to your songs by triggering slower One-Shot sequences at regular intervals.
MIDI Clock MIDI Clock is a powerful tool to remotely control Riff-Step's timing and synchronize sequences with over 100 other guitar effects, as well as drum machines, synthesizer sequencers, DAW's, recording software, lighting rigs, and more.
MIDI Control Change Use any device that sends MIDI Control Change [CC] messages to slide through your 1-Step or Different Whammy Settings sequences. Create custom expression control curves by selecting non-linear sequence intervals
Synth Keys Riff-Step even lets you control the Whammy with a MIDI keyboard ~ tickle the ivories to slicken your licks! Synth Keys mode works whether or not a looping sequence is playing, allowing you to manually accent your riffs The joys of sequencing are no longer a synth-geek secret. Riff-Step gives guitar players access to bleeding-edge sounds, and allows discovery of unexplored audio frontiers by providing meta-fretboard counterpoint to melodic lines. Riff-Step also produces a wide variety of out-of-this-world sound effects including laser pitch sweeps, bombdrops, and musical sparkles to sweeten your mix. To that end, Molten Voltage produced a smiley tune that's sprinkled with Riff-Step ear candy.