MIDI Enabled Analog Overdrive / Amp Channel Switcher Pedal
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TS8-MS is the only MIDI enabled Analog Overdrive & MIDI Switcher in a classic guitar effect pedal! It can be used concomitantly as classic tube screamer guitar effect and guitar amplifier channel switcher. It responds to MIDI Program Change and Control Change messages for all its switching functions, which perform simultaneously in either MIDI Receive or in MIDI Transmit mode. It can also be used as simple MIDI Controller, transmitting 3 preset numbers while foot-switching for all other functions.
TS8-MS is the only MIDI enabled Analog Overdrive & MIDI Guitar Amp Channel Switcher in a classic and tiny guitar effect pedal!
TS8-MS is an analog overdrive pedal with classic 808 tubescreamer feel but with added quirks. It is hand built in a compact and roadworthy Hammond 1590B aluminum case. Alongside being a tubescreamer pedal it combines MIDI functionalities and switching capabilities. It can be used as MIDI amp channel switcher making it a reliable, one-of-a-kind tool for guitarists. We call it the Swiss Army Knife of Tone.
TS8-MS responds to MIDI Program Change (PC) and Control Change (CC) messages for all of its switching capabilities – bypass and external switching. It can even be used as a very simple MIDI Controller! On footswitch action, TS8-MS transmits three MIDI Program Change numbers, one for each pedal state: Bypass, Overdrive, and Extended (long push on the footswitch). A 16-position Multi-Function Switch inside pedal assigns a switching pattern in relation to pedal’s state for the two Switching Relays, on footswitch action alone.
From smooth to overdriven tone
TS8-MS MIDI Overdrive has classic analog controls: Gain, Tone, Output, plus an additional 3-toggle switch for selecting clipping mode, which complements the Gain control:
- Classic – symmetric clipping with Silicon diodes used for classic tube screamer feel & sound, where more saturated compression is needed.
- Asymmetric – also using Silicon diodes, provides a bit of air into the clipping and adds a little more gain; it really helps with higher gain amplifiers.
- Custom – it comes with our selection of LEDs. This mode is better for almost clean (AC) sound & boost in lower gain setting, or wilder distortion in higher gain setting. It may be used to drive hard an amplifier’s clean/crunch channel. We provided sockets for customization, so you can swap these LEDs with ease. For example, experiment with Germanium diodes or mix Germanium and Silicon, for smoothest creamy overdrive – as opposed to LED’s type of sound.
On all settings, the playing dynamics is gracefully complemented by tube-like musical distortion, with gentle recovery. Higher gain settings reveal more clipping, compression and singing sustain, especially with Classic and Asymmetric clipping, while LEDs behave more like a distortion effect.
A highly versatile pedal – MIDI enabled analog overdrive, MIDI switcher, MIDI transmitter
With TS8-MS pedal you can not only add a quality analog overdrive in front of a guitar amplifier and switch it remotely with a programmable MIDI controller but, through it, you can also switch amplifier’s channels with MIDI commands – adding MIDI RELAY SWITCHING to almost any guitar amplifier that supports external switching! Of course, you can as well use TS8-MS’s MIDI switching capabilities to control other pedals which support external switching.
|Dimensions||120 × 61 × 31 cm|
Classic 808 sounding analog overdrive, made with highest quality components, in a compact, low profile design;
Input impedance: 500KΩ