Malekko Announces the Sneak Attack and Lil' Buddy

Published 7 years ago on February 1, 2016

By Jonathan Graham

(PRESS RELEASE): Following the successful releases of Scrutator and Charlie Foxtrot pedals in 2015 comes Malekko's official NAMM announcement of their latest invention Sneak Attack and it's side-kick Lil’ Buddy. Sneak Attack is based on their new digital pedal platform and has been designed with every intention of pushing boundaries or in this case, the envelope.

Sneak Attack is a digitally controlled analog VCA pedal that can also be manually triggered or used in a tremolo mode. The core of the pedal is an Attack/Decay envelope generator with separate length and curve controls for both the attack and decay segments. The envelope can be triggered or cycled in several ways using the input signal, built in footswitch, Lil’ Buddy footswitch or external clock/click track. Lil’ Buddy also expands the feature set to include tap tempo and additional, unique control over the attack and decay.


  • Attack and Decay Curve control
  • Attack and Decay Length control
  • Volume/Depth contro
  • Threshold control with multiplication of tempo by 1,2,3 or 4 while in tap tempo mode
  • Single Trigger Modes as well as Cycling (LFO) Modes
  • Auto trigger using input signal threshold
  • Manual trigger using built in footswitch in manual trigger mode (Attack only)
  • Manual trigger using Lil’ Buddy external footswitch
  • Manual trigger using external click track
  • Built in LFO mode cycles the A/D envelope
  • Tap tempo LFO using Lil’ Buddy external footswitch
  • Tap tempo LFO using external click track

 For more information on Malekko’s Sneak Attack and Lil’ Buddy.


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