Gamechanger Audio Plasma Distortion Pedal

Unlike any overdrive or distortion pedal you've ever heard, Gamechanger Audio's Plasma pedal is powered by a xenon-filled tube, which creates a unique sound.

The Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal is a revolutionary approach within the realm of overdrive and distortion, as 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 instruments 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 the Plasma Tube are instantly converted back into audio signal. The Plasma Pedal was designed primarily for guitarists and bass players, but it can be applied to many instruments including synths!

Unique Harmonic Saturation
The harmonic artifacts, created as a byproduct of the high-voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA distortion is unlike anything you have heard before. The way the PLASMA tube reacts with different instruments and sound sources simply cannot be recreated with any other analog machine, plug-in or by digital modeling.

Naturally occurring noise gate
The naturally occurring noise gate creates strong contrasts between staccato notes, as well as eliminating all unwanted noise and pick-up hum. As soon as you stop playing the electrical discharge within the gas-filled tube is interrupted, and the pedal will not produce any output signal at all. This feature allows you to achieve extreme contrasts between individual notes.

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The BLEND knob sets the balance of the dry and wet signal mix. This allows to add the Plasma distortion on top of the clean signal or even already dirty tone. The later results in a very rich and fat tone. Use the PLASMA even in your amps FX loop and use the BLEND to combine preamp gain with PLASMA distortion. When playing around with sharply gated broken sound, the BLEND knob can be used to retain the decay of the sound.

Extremely Wide EQ
The Plasma Pedal produces a very wide frequency spectrum with massive low end and sharp and screeching high end. The LOW and HIGH FREQ knobs control this by boosting and cutting the lows and highs. Cut the lows and highs and boost the volume for mid-boosted sound, or boost the lows and highs for an impressive wall of sound. The EQ section can be applied to both dry and wet signal or wet signal alone, which paired with the BLEND knob is a very useful feature for the bass guitar.
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Input type: 1/4" Unbalanced TS
Input impedance: 1M
Max Input Level: 7Vpp (+10dBu)
Output Type: 1/4" Unbalanced TS
Output Impedance: 100
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
EQ LOW FRQ Boost/Cut: 9dB, 600Hz corner Freq.
EQ HI FREQ Boost/Cut: 10dB, 1.5kHz corner 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 during Stand-by: 0.025 W
Dimensions: 148 mm * 96 mm * 70 mm
Weight: 840 g / 1.8 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GCAPA

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: +1(202) 407-9741


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