Rainger FX – Minidrone (incl. Igor)


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  • Massive synth bass tones!

  • Internally-created sounds

  • All analogue – including hypnotic slow modulation effect

  • Does any kind of two-note ‘chord’

  • 2 fret or 1 fret momentary pitch drop-down facility

  • Includes Igor controller

  • A great, clean instrument boost pedal!

  • Another Rainger FX custom-made minipedal enclosure (no sockets on the sides!)

The Minidrone is a stripped-down version of the Drone Rainger. It’s really fun to play over, and is a great foundation for improvisation, songwriting and dramatic live performance.

It’s a deep and huge analogue synth, with modulation, made of up to three low-pitched triangle-wave oscillators mixed together.

Two of these oscillators are always in unison whatever the pitch – this is Drone 1 – though very slightly out-of-tune with each other. This creates ‘beats’ between them, a slow, wide-band modulation that keeps the drone very listenable. The pitch is controlled by ‘Pitch1’.

Add in the other tone generator – Drone2 – and you can make any kind of musical interval between the drones; major and minor thirds, a fifth, octaves, or thick unison.

And all points in between – including tasty discordant chords, modulating fast and strangely…

Drone1 and Drone2 are fully independently tuneable – with sweepable knobs – by tuner, or by ear (low volume is recommended for accuracy), with a range of approximately two octaves.


It comes with an Igor controller – a small pressure sensitive pad – which, when pressed, drops the overall pitch down a tone (two frets), rising back up on release. This creates a darkly atmospheric starting point for writing songs, riffs, or improvising…

Press the ‘1/2Tone’ switch and this drop-down becomes only a semitone.

These two drop-down options actually make the pedal work in every kind of musical mode – dark and sinister, or happy up-beat ones, weird minor ones, blissed-out ones… the Minidrone is very musical and inspiring to play over.

Low end

There’s tons of bass – 70Hz down to 30Hz (approximately) is the fundamental note from Drone1, which has chorusing harmonics, but with Drone2 added there’s all kinds of tones and ‘beats’; the sound is deep and electro…

It’s like hitting a low note on some big-ass old synth (Korg MS-20? Yamaha CS-80??) and bending it…!

But in Rainger FX minipedal format (our custom enclosure).

The Minidrone is true bypass, and loud.

It’s an electric tamboura!

In a two-piece band it’s your low-end!

Through a window in the front panel you can see a motel scene inside – with car parks leading onto a busy road. There’s an eerie streetlamp glow – and the motel sign flashes whenever you press the Igor pad.

Using it

You mix the drones in with your clean guitar signal, which passes through the pedal – buffered, but unaffected. The pedal can be a handy boost when you turn off the drones volume – great for a solo-type signal bump.

It’s designed to be used in series with other pedals (try a delay pedal after it), all plugged into a single guitar amp input.

Additional information

Weight 0,752 kg

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