Cast Engineering worked countless hours on the tone and simplicity of this pedal. You can find a pallet of awesome tones without having to switch a million switches or turn 100 knobs. They added a very unique switching circuit to control the octave modes (on, off and stutter). They also added tap tempo to the stutter mode so you can get pretty crazy. All the switching functionality is isolated from the signal path so we retained the signature analog tone the pedal has. Of course it is also true bypass.