High Voltage Distortion Pedal Featuring Electric Discharge in a Xenon Tube
The PLASMA Pedal achieves distortion by expressing audio signal as a High Voltage electrical discharge. When audio signal is amplified to over 3000 Volts, it becomes extremely saturated and distorted. The visible high voltage electric discharge travels between two electrodes in a specially designed xenon tube.
Suitable and designed to use with guitars, bass, synthesizers and drum machines.
The PLASMA Pedal is a revolutionary way of producing distortion by converting your instrument’s signal into a series of high-voltage plasma discharges in a sealed xenon filled tube.
HIGH VOLTAGE DISTORTION is a brand new technology for signal clipping. Instead of controlling Gain PLASMA allows to control the VOLTAGE in the xenon tube. With VOLTAGE knob cranked the PLASMA has an aggressive attack followed by a rich and long sustain. Reducing the VOLTAGE introduces a gating effect. The gate at first helps emphasize the notes played. As the VOLTAGE is dialed back more sputtering broken sounds come through. When turned all the way down only the loudest of attacks engage the distortion resulting in a very percussive sound. The BLEND control allows to mix in the clean signal. This is a great tool for taming the PLASMA, especially on bass.
The PLASMA pedal never loses its harmonic transparency. The HIGH VOLTAGE DISTORTION will handle even the most dissonant chords. The gate allows for massive distortion sounds at high volumes without unwanted feedback. The pedal pumps out a very wide frequency spectrum making it perfect with other instruments like bass, synths and drum machines.
Natural Noise Gate
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, by eliminating all of the in-between noises created by the instrument’s pick-ups or by humming strings.
Blend in your clean sound or your already overdriven sound to produce unique dirty sounds. Experiment with gated PLASMA sound and unaffected clean sound mixed together. Put it even in your amps FX loop and use the blend knob.
Extremely Wide EQ
The PLASMA pedal loses the original dry input signal and creates a new signal from fluctuations in the electromagnetic field surrounding the gas-discharge tube. This allows for a very wide range of frequencies. Boost and cut the lows and highs with the dedicated knobs. The EQ can be switched to affect only the wet sound or dry sound, which is especially suitable for bass.
Unique Harmonic Saturation
PLASMA pedal converts your instrument’s signal into a rapid series of electric discharges, which results in a large amount of non-linear harmonic saturation that causes extremely rich and responsive attacks, and brings out screeching sharp overtones and harmonics. These harmonic artifacts, produced as a by-product of the high voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA Pedal’s distortion is unlike anything you have heard before.