CNZ Audio

SOC-10 | Octopus Octave Pedal


Octo-Ply Your Octaves

Late guitar guru, Jimi Hendrix was one of the early pioneers in the use of octave effects in music. An Octave Effect can make it sound like there are multiple guitars playing the same notes all at different, but uniform, frequencies. For our ears, this effect is possible due to the "basic miracle of music," the octave. Imagining a piano keyboard, if you start on an "A" key, and go up 12 keys (12 semitones/half-steps) you'll find another "A" key that sounds an Octave higher. The same thing happens if you go down 12 keys, but that "A" key will be an Octave lower. When you go up the octave, the frequency doubles. When you go down the octave, the frequency is halved. The SOC-10 Octopus takes the notes of your signal and halves and/or doubles their frequencies. You can then mix and blend one or both of these synthesized octaves with your original signal to add a little thickness to your tone, or you can go way far out to the Octopus' garden in the shade. That's a heavy dose of effects pedals mashing with music theory... #amirite?


  • Classic Octave Effects Pedal
  • Metallic Blue with Purple Octopus & Sea Setting
  • Toggle Switch for Low, High and Both Octaves
  • True Bypass Provides Transparent Tone in Off Setting
  • OCT1 Knob controls the Volume of the Low Octaves
  • OCT2 Knob Controls the Volume of the High Octaves
  • Dry Knob Adjusts Fullness of Octave Effect
  • Weighted Knobs, Clear Indicators, Short Toggle Switch
  • Solid Aluminum Housing with Firm Foot Switch


  • Dimensions: 3.75 L x 1.77 W x 1.9H Inches
  • 9VDC Input (- center, + outside), 10 mA
  • 470K Ohms Input Impedance
  • 470 Ohms Output Impedance
  • .53 lbs (including box)
  • Solid Aluminum Housing on All Sides
  • 1/4 Inch Input and Output Connectors


Detailed Operation

CNZ Audio does is again bringing Classic Octave Tones in their Octopus Guitar Effect Pedal. Having full control of your octave outputs and the ability to recall preset settings on the fly makes this a must for any experienced or budding guitarist!

Using the Toggle switch located at the top of the pedal, you can choose between 3 different octave types. Top chooses a very high end octave, the Bottom gives a very low octave and the Both option combines the two. The top and bottom switches both encompass 2 octaves, so when you choose both, you actually have 4 octaves (provided that both oct1 and oct2 are turned up).

The amount of diversity is immense in this pedal. The Oct1 and Oct2 knobs do the same thing, but to different parts. Oct1 controls the volume of the lower of the 2 octaves present while Oct2 controls the volume of the higher octave. If you choose the “both” switch, which uses all 4 octaves, Oct1 will control the lowest of both and Oct2 the highest of both.

The Dry knob adjusts the fullness of the octave tone. turning it clockwise will create a warmer, fuller tone, while turning it counterclockwise will make a drier, harsher tone. In any amount, both ends of the knob are great for creative full octave effects.

The stomp switch is more than just an on and off switch for this pedal. A green light indicates that you have the ability to modify the sound from the pedal. If you want to save the effect from your green light, hold down the stomp switch to save it. You can only have one preset saved at a time. To access the saved preset, you must click the stomp switch twice quickly for a red LED. Do the same to switch back.

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