Underneath the hood is a 64bit ARM CPU, 2GB or RAM and 16GB of flash storage. So, in brief, it’s a pc, however targeted solely on processing audio. There’s at ton of fairly conventional results right here, like delay, reverb, refrain, a phaser and flanger. However there’s additionally extra unique modules like a granular processor, digital oscillators for constructing synths, LFOs and filters. And mixing these and utilizing one module to regulate one other is the place the facility of Beebo lies.
It’s additionally value noting, that lots of the synth modules are based mostly on gadgets from Mutable Devices, like Grids, Plaits, Clouds and Warps. These are extremely standard and deep eurorack modules. And every prices a few hundred bucks. So, getting them in a $399 guitar pedal is fairly thrilling.
However, Beebo additionally has a secret. It’s the identical actual as Poly Results’ final pedal, Digit. It’s simply operating completely different firmware. And, you possibly can freely swap between the 2 firmwares. So, in case you purchased a Digit, you already personal a Beebo. And, in case you purchase a Beebo, you’re additionally getting a Digit.
The Digit and the Beebo share lots of the identical DNA. And there’s lots of function overlap between the 2. However, as an alternative of synth engines, the Digit focuses on cab sims, delays and reverbs. It dedicates various its horsepower to its convolution reverb engine. You may even use the USB port on it to load up your personal IR (impulse response) recordsdata with the intention to recreate the sound of your favourite classic amp, rack mount reverb, and even the pure echo of your rest room. (The most recent firmware contains reverbs constructed across the sound of the Pool of the Black Star.)
Along with the USB port, each pedals even have TRS MIDI out and in, plus two TRS stereo ins and outs, for a complete of 4 audio channels in every route.
The Beebo and Digit are each out there to order now, however there’s a roughly three week await manufacturing in accordance with the location. Which is sensible since all of the pedals are constructed by hand and Poly continues to be a small firm.