Wave, freq, ring, voice, volume, peak, blend and gain
Two tone colours and graphics
Textured black powder coat finish
LED power indicator on and off
Soft touch, relay based true bypass
Part digital, part analogue
Side mounted jack sockets
Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty
The Vena Cava Filter by Intensive Care Audio is a distortion with an auto filter and ring modulation used for the treatment of Bland Guitar Syndrome and Excessive Aural Dryness. Used regularly, the Vena Cava Filter can provide effective relief from these, and other music and instrumentation related conditions.
All Intensive Care Audio pedals are boutique effects pedals built in London, England, using high quality components and featuring soft touch, relay based true bypass. There are two soft touch footswitches, the left is Bypass, and the right is Tap Tempo.
The Vena Cava Filter features 8 controls, there are therefore a range of available remedies.
Wave Function: An 8 position rotary switch allows you to select 1 of 8 available LFO waveforms. From left to right these are Random Slopes, Random Steps, Sweep, Sine, Triangle, Square, Ramp Down, Ramp Up
Freq: Sets the frequency (speed) of the LFO. The speed (and waveform) of the LFO is indicated by the LED above the FREQ control
Ring: Sets the base frequency of a ring modulator which is swept by the LFO along with the filter. Turning fully clockwise disengages the ring modulator. At settings below 12 o’clock the carrier frequency becomes inaudible and provides an interesting stuttering effect. It can also be set to create octave down effects, which when swept by the LFO, moves around with the wave shape set by the Wave Function
Ring Switch: This removes the LFO controlling the ring modulator frequency allowing the ring modulator to be set at a specific frequency. The LFO will continue to sweep the filter
Voice Switch: Selects between two voicing options for the filter. One is a narrower notch with emphasis on high frequency content
Volume: Sets the overall output volume of the effect
Peak: Sets the depth of the LFO controlling the filter notch and the ring modulator frequency
Blend: Sets the mix between distortion (fully anti clockwise), filtered and ring modulated distortion (fully anti clockwise). Use in conjunction with the Peak control to set intensity of the overall filter effect
Gain: Sets the gain of the distortion. It ranges from a very mild overdrive to a heavy, fat distortion. At lower gain settings the filtering effect becomes less pronounced
Component Listing and Tech Spec
Soft touch momentary switches
9v DC power
Length: 126 mm / 4.9 in
Width: 88 mm / 3.4 in
Height: 45 mm to 27 mm / 1.8 in to 1.1 in
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