Since I got this pedal, I never turn it off! I use it on every song. From subtle tape flutter to thick phasers, the Mako M1 is versatile enough to work in any context. I’ve even used it with my keyboard and it pairs wonderfully. Rotary, anyone?
It took me a few hours to wrap my head around the context-specific controls. To break it down, this is basically six pedals in one. So depending on what effect you have selected, some knobs do different things. It’s very well thought out, and it makes sense once you learn it, but you essentially have six sets of controls to learn. Do yourself a favor and consult the handy-dandy manual to get the lay of the land.
For example, the rotary effect I mentioned earlier changes a lot of the controls. For most effects, the “rate” and “tap tempo” override each other, but the Rotary effect splits them up to do different things. Tap tempo now switches between fast and slow Leslie speeds and the “rate” knob individually sets the speeds of both the fast and slow spins. So cool! And that’s just one example.
I could go on all day. The Mako M1 is a great pedal. It’s so versatile! It’s so capable! I can’t turn it off!
Hey Reese, WOW! Thank you for the extensive review. The M1 has a lot of tweakability. We are glad to hear you are enjoying the inner workings of the pedal. Thank you for your review. - Walrus Audio