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The Electro-Harmonix Mainframe captures the crushed, lo-fi sounds of vintage video game consoles to result in a pedal capable of one of a kind tones and unmatched quirkiness. Utilizing a sample rate reduction process, the Mainframe breaks down a signal to its most basic and distorted – reminiscent of the sounds of arcade cabinets and early Nintendo systems. The Mainframe features a wide range of tonal options, from buzzing and bit crushing to warped and wailing. A separate filter function allows players to dial in a phaser voice that can border on a pseudo-wah effect. With a combination of bit crushing and filtering effects, the Mainframe is a pedal not to be underestimated in creating vintage vibes and authentic video game soundscapes.