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Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Maurits


Electro Harmonix Stereo Freeze

Delay and reverb pedals are essential when you are looking for those dreamy ambient sounds. Besides delay and reverb pedals there are other useful pedals like the Electro-Harmonix Freeze and the Superego that can help you create awesome textural soundscapes. They sustain the notes you play, let you add extra layers to it and make it sound like incredible ambient pads.

The “Freeze Sound Retainer” that EHX introduced in 2010.

It’s time for the New Ice Age!

I use the EHX Freeze for quite some years now and I love the ability to add some subtle sustaining notes to my playing. It used to be at the very end of my pedal chain but the sustained notes could use some “warble” so I moved it in front of my TC Electronic Hall Of Fame reverb pedal. I have it set to the Toneprint “Big Room With a View” which has some modulation in the reverberated sound. That way the sustained notes that come from the Freeze will not sound too static and will warble along with the modulation in the reverb.

In front of the Freeze I have a Boss RV-3 which has stereo outputs. Since the Freeze doesn’t have stereo in- and outputs, I cannot use it as a stereo pedal and I would love to though.

Electro Harmonix Stereo Freeze

Stereo vs Effects Loop


The “Superego Synth Engine”that EHX brought in 2012.

I might change out the Freeze for the Superego. It has the useful “Auto” option and the “Gliss” knob that the Freeze doesn’t have. The footprint is quite a bit larger though. (You know how valuable pedalboard real estate is..)

The effects loop is very useful too but it’s still not stereo. 😉

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