Ground Control Audio - UwU - Virtual pet buffer - B-STOCK

£129.00 £122.00

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About

At its heart, the UwU is a rock solid opamp-based buffer: it features high input impedance (1MΩ) and low input impedance (25Ω) as well as 18v of headroom, helping with signal loss in longer chains.

...But more fun than that, The UwU introduces gamification to guitar playing. Inspired by the Tamagotchi toys of the 90s, its OLED screen greets the player on the first power up with a small egg as well as level and experience indicators, just like in video games. When an incoming signal is detected, the creature reacts to it in realtime, as is shown by a set of fun on-screen animations. The creature will react differently depending on the signal loudness. As the instrument is played, experience points accumulate and the progress bar slowly fills up.
Playing longer will result in experience multiplication bonuses being applied in real time, adding to the enjoyment of the game. When the maximum amount of experience is reached, a level up screen is shown and transitions into the next evolution of the creature, featuring an entirely new set of professionally produced pixel art animations, for a total of 30 different levels. Progress is saved between power cycles using a coin cell battery, in the spirit of old cartridge-based console games. The UwU is fun and provides an ideal incentive, especially for young players, to practice their instrument.
The UwU features a menu screen, accessible by holding the A and B buttons for 3 seconds.
On this screen, users can:
- set the brightness of the OLED screen
- set the sensitivity to the input signal for different instruments or signal sources
- reset their progress to start over from level 1
- and access the Arcade screen, featuring a number of mini classic arcade games to be played with the A and B buttons, such as Neko Invader, Fishy Blox, Long Cat and more.

Guitar? Video games? Why not both?

*Do not power with anything other than a center-negative 9VDC power supply. This kills the pedal and will void the warranty. You will be charged for repairs.

What!?

Availability

This B-Stock pedal is in stock and available. Please note, there is a very small but noticable mark in the bottom left hand corner of the 'screen'. Not in the actual display, but the clear display screen/cover. I wouldn't personally feel comfortable selling this pedal as new, so have listed it as B-Stock at a slight discount. Otherwise a completely new, UwU!
I have uploaded some photos to this listing of the exact pedal, hopefully it can be seen what I am discussing here.

Ordering/shipping

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this product.

At its heart, the UwU is a rock solid opamp-based buffer: it features high input impedance (1MΩ) and low input impedance (25Ω) as well as 18v of headroom, helping with signal loss in longer chains.

...But more fun than that, The UwU introduces gamification to guitar playing. Inspired by the Tamagotchi toys of the 90s, its OLED screen greets the player on the first power up with a small egg as well as level and experience indicators, just like in video games. When an incoming signal is detected, the creature reacts to it in realtime, as is shown by a set of fun on-screen animations. The creature will react differently depending on the signal loudness. As the instrument is played, experience points accumulate and the progress bar slowly fills up.
Playing longer will result in experience multiplication bonuses being applied in real time, adding to the enjoyment of the game. When the maximum amount of experience is reached, a level up screen is shown and transitions into the next evolution of the creature, featuring an entirely new set of professionally produced pixel art animations, for a total of 30 different levels. Progress is saved between power cycles using a coin cell battery, in the spirit of old cartridge-based console games. The UwU is fun and provides an ideal incentive, especially for young players, to practice their instrument.
The UwU features a menu screen, accessible by holding the A and B buttons for 3 seconds.
On this screen, users can:
- set the brightness of the OLED screen
- set the sensitivity to the input signal for different instruments or signal sources
- reset their progress to start over from level 1
- and access the Arcade screen, featuring a number of mini classic arcade games to be played with the A and B buttons, such as Neko Invader, Fishy Blox, Long Cat and more.

Guitar? Video games? Why not both?

*Do not power with anything other than a center-negative 9VDC power supply. This kills the pedal and will void the warranty. You will be charged for repairs.

What!?

This B-Stock pedal is in stock and available. Please note, there is a very small but noticable mark in the bottom left hand corner of the 'screen'. Not in the actual display, but the clear display screen/cover. I wouldn't personally feel comfortable selling this pedal as new, so have listed it as B-Stock at a slight discount. Otherwise a completely new, UwU!
I have uploaded some photos to this listing of the exact pedal, hopefully it can be seen what I am discussing here.

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE