Built on the original tone of the V2, the V3 now has midi capabilities, a 3 band EQ, and an additional clipping option. The clipping options are TS, Plexi and the new Germanium clipping. The germanium clipping uses NOS Russian made diodes similar to those found in a popular horsey pedal. It’s not a Klone, just a different flavour. Like the V2 there is still plenty of headroom. The gain knob blends the overdrive into the clean signal, so when the gain is set to zero the pedal acts as a clean boost that doesn't colour your tone. This combined with the new active 3 band EQ gives you much more flexibility in dialling in your sound.
The MIDI input on the back allows the user to remotely turn the pedal on and off and switch between the 3 diode settings. Switching between diode settings can also be easily done without the MIDI by holding the footswitch down for a moment. This allows you to change it on the fly.
The Scarlett also has the ability to learn, and it can accept any Control change and/or Program change that you would like it to listen to.