Z. Vex (press release, July 11, 2013)
The Snowbox is a device that buries your guitar’s signal with white noise. It has a rate knob and a direction switch, allowing the user to choose a blast of white noise that recedes at any chosen rate to reveal your guitar, or a slow-rising white noise that eventually obliterates your guitar’s signal. If you want to have a certain amount of fixed white noise behind your guitar’s signal, you can put the switch into the middle position the moment the white noise reaches the level you want, and it will freeze that level until the switch is moved to the up or down positions. If there’s no white noise present when you put the switch into the middle position, the Snowbox becomes a wonderfully transparent buffer. This pedal is very tiny, making it easy to squeeze onto a crowded board.