I hate that name. Then again it’s a play on the name Meatball. The Meatball, if you are not familiar, is an envelope filter based on the Mutron III. The Meatball was made by Lovetone who went out of business in the early to mid 2000s. Lovetone seems to be coming back. Hard to tell from their site. The Mutron III was made by Musitronics.