At just over 200 bucks, the price of admission might seem a little steep. The original superego is all analog (which is a plus) and the superego+ is all digital (which is a minus for me). With an "expression" input and a dedicated "effects" section, the sounds are limitless. The fully programmable, but more … Electro-Harmonix EHX Superego + Synth Modulation Guitar Effect Pedal New Building on the synthesis platform of the award-winning Superego, our new Superego+ raises the bar when it comes to creating synth effects, sound layers, glissandos, infinite sustain and more. It s a "must have" pedal if your into synthy ambience and sustained trippy passages. The Synth 9 is also a good option for those wanting more recognisable synth sounds. BUT, it does so much more. But few pedals do what the Superego does in a compact form factor, and you might have to buy multiple pedals just to achieve this sound. And this pedal can be a virtual one-person symphony in the right hands. The super-ego plus is a jack of all trades and a master of none imo. Specialty Traders is an Authorized Electro-Harmonix Dealer! Combining an original Superego pedal with separate effects pedals will get you close. It has many built in effects which are digital and sound decent but not great and which i found hard to dial in perfectly in terms of timing.. EHX really knocked it out of the park with the Superego Plus!! The closest alternatives come from Electro-Harmonix themselves.