Retro Mechanical Labs Hyde Single Distortion Filter

Regular price $329.00

Retro Mechanical Labs Hyde Single Distortion Filter

The Hyde Distortion Filter is taken directly from the Jekyll n Hyde Dual filter box and cast into a durable aluminum pedal enclosure. This is a distortion box with an active Low Pass (Diode Ladder) Filter and enhanced resonant feedback. A very slow drifting LFO modulates the filter frequency.

2.0 has bunch more CV flexibility.

    • An inverted LPF control. Send a positive saw tooth wave and the response will be in reverse.

    • Resonance control for those deep clamped down filter harmonics.

    • A low cut (HPF) to sweep out the low end for creative mixing and layering.

    • Mid range distortion enhancement. Makes the distortion more dominating

    • Each new CV has a corresponding responsive LED.

I’ve also added a distortion bypass toggle to provide an alternative clean input to the filter.

“Active” LED is responsive to input signal. Active LED is bypassed when clean input is enabled.

The Hyde Distortion filter is perfect for creating dark textures and soundscapes. Tune the resonant feedback to match your harmonic droning or wall of noise. Use two boxes to create deep stereo textures. Turn a synth with no personality into a monster.

***Orders may take 1-2 days depending on availability.

Things I enjoy about this pedal:

    • The sound of the filter! Smooth and dark.

    • The distortion is not high gain. Works well with noisy synths.

    • Enhanced resonant feedback for more expressive tones

    • Small compact size

    • Pre-filter distortion and Post overdrive for gain recovery

    • Post germanium clipping/saturation

    • CV filter control, use modular gear to ….modulate!

    • Slow drifting LFO modulation keeps an otherwise stagnate signal alive.

    • True Bypass


The “Active” LED responds to signal input as you feed sound into it.

• Knob controls:

Up: Pre-Distortion
Hyde: Filter
Fortis: Resonance
Down: Post-Drive
Nefras: LFO Modulation
“Y” LED: LFO Pulse
Blas: LFO Amount
Zeal: LFO Speed
React: Germanium Clipping
**Requires a regulate 18volt DC Supply. Standard negative tip with a min of 150ma. (not included) Will run on 12volts for a dirtier sound. Lower voltage will affect the smoothness of the filter.

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