From the minds of both Chase Bliss Audio’s Joel Korte and Chris Benson of Benson Amps comes the Preamp MKII Automatone, a fully-automated gain device that is capable of dishing up some seriously diverse dirt with a twist.
The demo for the Preamp MKII Automatone sees the sliders automatically moving around to accommodate a preset, and instantaneously switching the profile of the box. Several more pushbuttons on the front activate a number of features and extras.
A single-digit dot-matrix display seems to imply up to nine presets, giving you complete control over your dirt at every turn. This one is a can’t-miss here at NAMM 2019. – Nicholas Kula
Joel came to our booth in person to show us what it does, check it out.