The SoulMate Multi Effect Board from T-REX is a pedal board with five pedals, a tuner, and an integrated switching system. The SoulMate can be used with the five pedals acting as one, however, the integrated switching system will let you activate any combination of the effects by a single press on a footswitch.
The SoulMate board contains five separate effects, all turned on/off using the numbered footswitches on the board.
The Overdrive knob controls the amount of overdrive, while the Blend knob lets you mix clean tone in with your overdrive. The Tone knob lets you adjust your tone, and Level controls the effect's overall volume.
The Distortion is heavier than the Overdrive. It controls the amount of distorted sound, Tone lets you adjust your tone, and Level controls the effect's overall volume. The Presence control can add a highend bite to your sound.
The Delay echo effect gives you a range of sounds from rockabilly slap-back to a space rock freak-out, plus a Chorus effect. The Delay knob controls the strength of the "echo", while Feedback determines how many repetitions you get. The Time knob controls how fast the repeats come, and Chorus adds a lilt to your delay repetitions, while keeping your initial attack clean.
In the right-hand section of your SoulMate board, the Tap/Tune footswitch is also
part of your Delay effect. Tap to the rhythm of the song you're playing, and your
Delay's Time setting will sync with the beat.
The Reverb knob controls the volume of your reverberations, Decay controls
how long they last, and Tone controls their overall tone. The Mode knob helps you
get started by selecting a choice of four basic "room type" settings.
The adjustable Boost effect delivers from 0 to 14dBs of extra volume. By adjusting the Boost knob on the back of the unit, you can preset the amount of boost you'd like the pedal to deliver.
In the right-hand section of your SoulMate board you will find additional controls. The Tap/Tune footswitch is where you tap along if you
want to match your delay time to the beat of the song you're playing. If you hold the footswitch down, your SoulMate enters Tuner mode. In this mode, the board is muted and the TUNER at the top of right of the pedal is activated. To exit tuning mode, hit any button.
To hook your guitar and amp, plug the guitar into the input jack and your amp into the left output jack. Use the stereo output jacks if you want stereo output. The SoulMate also comes with Loop Send and Return jacks that let you expand your
board with other pedals. The Loop point is positioned between the Distortion
and the Delay in SoulMate's chain of effects.