VFE Pedals RUP - Rainbows, Unicorns, Puppies (Radical Ultrasonic Processor)


VFE Pedals

VFE Pedals is proud to announce the launch of the RUP multiband distortion pedal. The RUP takes the audio signal and splits it into three bands - with independent control over the bandwidth, gain, compression, harmonic character, plus the overall mix level of each band. The RUP also contains FX loops for each band, clean blend and master 3-band EQ, making it able to create unique distortion tones for any instrument and playing style.

Variable HCC

The COMP control lets you select between symmetrical and asymmetrical drive tones, clean boost while fine tuning the compression of the drive.

TrueSoft Bypass

We combine durable true bypass relay switching with an effect-side FET switch for pure and smooth switching.

Custom Alpha Pots

Custom dual gang pots were used on the four bandwidth controls, and the custom GAIN pots give you more control over both low & high gain.

DualMode Switching

DualMode Switching can convert any footswitch into momentary operation.

To use, wait 5 seconds, then press the sequence tap+tap+hold until LED flashes.

Extended Headroom

Individual charge pumps are used to power each band, with the bass band getting an extra beefy charge pump for big & punchy low end.

Baxandall EQ

An active 3-band Baxandall EQ is used after all the distortion bands are summed, allowing you to sculpt the perfect distortion tone.


  • GAIN = 0dB to +60dB (active)
  • LOW & LOW MID = 70Hz to 1.5kHz
  • HIGH & HIGH MID = 460Hz to 10kHz
  • CLEAN = -INF to +40dB (active)
  • MASTER & LEVEL = -INF to 0dB (passive)
  • COMP - clockwise = symmetrical drive, counterclockwise = asymmetrical drive
  • 3-BAND EQ frequencies TBD
    • Enclosure dimensions: 7.4"W x 4.7"L x 1.4"H  (188 x 120 x 36mm)
    • With knobs & jacks: 7.7"W x 4.6"L x 2.3"H  (196 x 117 x 59mm)
  • POWER: Standard 2.1mm, negative-tip 9V power supply (jack located on back panel)
  • CURRENT DRAW: ~80ma + 30ma during on/off switching

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