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Sep 10, 2019

Gamechanger Audio‘s Plasma distortion turned a lot of heads and ears at NAMM 2018, and finally the first official video demos are arriving.

The pedal uses a new 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. This produces an extremely heavy distortion with a unique character.

An increasing number of videographers are warming up to this pedal, and here’s our profile about Gamechanger Audio.

Here’s the demo by Premier Guitar:

Here’s a recent video by Sofa Jams:

NATURAL NOISE-GATE
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 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 intsrument’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!

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 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.