View and add pedals

Pedalboard offers dozens of pedals in the Pedal Browser on the right side of the window. Pedals are grouped in the following categories:

  • Distortion pedals: Include overdrive and fuzz. These pedals add “dirt” to the tone and can make the signal louder.

  • Pitch pedals: Include octave and wham. These pedals double the pitch or shift the pitch of the signal.

  • Modulation pedals: Include chorus, flangers, and phasers. These pedals create a swirling sound by shifting or modulating copies of the signal, played back over time.

  • Delay pedals: Also called “echo.” These pedals play back copies of the signal over time to create a sense of space or ambience.

  • Filter pedals: Include EQ and wah. These pedals color the tone by emphasizing certain frequencies.

  • Dynamics pedals: Include compressors and noise gates. These pedals let you control the volume of your music over time.

  • Utility pedals: Include the Mixer and Splitter. These pedals don’t affect the sound directly, but provide additional routing option for the signal.

Figure. Pedal Browser

Hide or show the Pedal Browser

  • Click the disclosure triangle in the lower-right corner of the Pedal area.

Show specific pedal groups

  • Choose a category from the View pop-up menu.

    The Pedal Browser shows only the stompboxes within the category you choose.

    To show all the pedal groups, choose Show All from the View pop-up menu.

Add a stompbox to the Pedal area

Do one of the following:

  • Drag the stompbox from the Pedal Browser to the Pedal area. You can add a pedal next to or in between existing pedals.

  • With no pedal selected in the Pedal area, double-click a stompbox in the Pedal Browser to add it to the right of all existing pedals in the Pedal area.

    Note: You insert Mixer and Splitter utility pedals in a different way. For more information, see Control pedal routing.