Wow, this is one amazing pedal. If you're into sophisticated digital sound manipulation, this pedal gives you options limited only by your imagination. Comes with "Cheat Sheets" but full user manual is available online. This pedal is in Excellent condition and comes with its original box.
Cloudy is a guitar pedal adaptation of the Eurorack Module "Clouds" by Mutable Instruments. It's based on the "Parasites" alternative firmware which has 6 different digital programs including granular synthesis, pitch shifting, delay, reverb, filters, and resonators.
Brief description of the Granular mode from the Mutable Instruments Clouds page:
"Clouds is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures. Grains of adjustable size, pitch and envelope, are extracted at controllable time offsets from the input signal. Grains are seeded randomly, periodically, or whenever the module receives a trigger."
Works off standard center negative 9V DC power supply and requires at least 200ma current. Works best with a dedicated channel from a pedal board power supply or it's own One Spot style supply. Please do not use with a daisy chained power supply (one power cord plugged into several pedals).
Has user-updatable firmware interface to allow for easy updates in the future. Has Mono input and Stereo output (with trs output jack). Has true bypass relay switching. (On bypass the second channel of the stereo output has no signal). Has expression jack which controls one of two knobs. This is selectable with an internal slide switch. Has two CV inputs for control over Density and Position with +-5V. Has a Trigger input which acts differently according to what mode you are in.
EXCERPTS FROM CLOUDY USERS MANUAL:
Cloudy has two light up buttons. The right one allows you to scroll through the different effect modes. The left one allows you to change the audio quality of the recorded buffer in each effect. This allows you to go from crystal clear stereo output with a 1 second buffer down to degraded mono output with an 8 second buffer.
The Freeze stomp switch allows you to freeze your audio buffer, which behaves differently depending on which mode you are in.
There are five small light up knobs on the pedal. When you activate the pedal these light up white to let you know the pedal is engaged. The white lights turn off when the pedal is bypassed. When you activate the Freeze switch, The knobs light up red. If you have the pedal on (and the knobs are white) and you activate Freeze, the knobs will light up pink. If you engage freeze and then turn the pedal off and the knobs are red, your buffer is still frozen until you hit freeze again and turn the red lights off.
There are four LED's in the cluster of knobs. They indicate which mode you have selected based on which lights are flashing. They also monitor the input signal level like a vu meter.
There is an input and output attenuverter marked IN and OUT. This allows for about a unity volume when both are at 12 o'clock position. It also allows you to turn down the input volume of hot signals or boost weaker signals. You will see the fourth LED on the vu meter turn red when your input starts to clip.