PLASMA Pedal - High Voltage Distortion Unit
This IS high voltage Rock'n'Roll
The PLASMA Pedal transforms your instrument’s live signal into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges within a xenon-filled tube, and these electrical discharges are instantly converted back into an analogue audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion.
The PLASMA PEDAL is a revolutionary approach within the realm of overdrive and distortion, it is a new and previously unexplored method of achieving signal clipping. Instead of using LED circuits, transistors or vacuum tubes to produce overdrive, the PLASMA PEDAL transforms your instrument’s live signal into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges within a xenon-filled tube.
In essence – you are playing a bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analog audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with TONS of unique character!
Unique Harmonic Saturation
Electric discharges result in a large amount of non-linear harmonic saturation that causes extremely rich and responsive attacks and brings out screechingly sharp overtones and harmonics. These harmonic artifacts, produced as a byproduct of the high-voltage discharge, are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA Pedal’s distortion is unlike anything you have heard before.
By maxing out the BLEND knob you can achieve a fully wet signal, produced only by the gas-discharge tube. This means that as soon as you stop playing, the electric discharge within the gas-filled tube is interrupted, and the pedal does not produce any output signal at all. This feature allows you to achieve extreme contrasts between individual notes by eliminating all of the in-between noises created by the instrument's pick-ups or by humming strings.
Thanks to this, PLASMA PEDAL is extremely well suited for playing heavy riffs or sharp staccato solos. Really – there’s nothing like it!
Crush any Sound
PLASMA PEDAL is designed primarily for guitarists, but it is also an awesome distortion tool for all sorts of electronic beats, synths, and live instrument samples.
As you max up the VOLTAGE knob, you can add satisfying amounts of electrical buzz to any sound.
Input Type 1/4” Unbalanced TS
Input Impedance 1MΩ
Max Input Level 7Vpp (+10dBu)
Output Type 1/4” Unbalanced TS
Output Impedance 100Ω
Max Output Level 7Vpp (+10dBu)
Power connector Center negative 2.1 x 5.5 mm barrel plug (the standard 9V)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 22kHz
Controls True bypass foot-switch button, Potentiometers: BLEND, VOLTAGE, VOLUME, LOW FREQ, HI FREQ
Indicator Check indicator white LED
Connectors IN, OUT, DC input
Power Requirements 300mA, 9VDC
Peak Power Consumption 2.7 W
Mean Power Consumption 1 W
Power Consumption while silent 0.025 W
Dimensions see graph
Weight 840 g / 1.8 lbs