Cicely is an Octave Fuzz effect, inspired by the legendary Octavia guitar pedal, created by Roger Mayer and most notably used by Jimi Hendrix.
"The OCTAVIA produces a sound that is an octave higher than the note you are presently playing. This doubling effect is accomplished through electronic mirror imaging techniques that are program sensitive and also respond to the feedforward inputs of the player. The electronic circuitry is analogue in design and will react faithfully to all the subtleties and harmonic overtones from the guitar. The effect produced is very unique but human in quality."
Cicely adapts the concept for the modular environment, adds some extra features, and of course puts the effect under CV control.
The effect is essentially one of adding an octave on top of the input note, but this only really applies to pure input tones – for more complex tones, the sound is changed in all sorts of interesting ways. This is combined with the possibility of overdriving the sound for even more edge, while the unique 'Centre' control adds asymmetrical clipping.
As a bonus feature, Cicely also includes an envelope follower.
The module is 100% analogue.
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