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Gamechanger Audio Plasma Rack High-Voltage Distortion Module

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This Is High Voltage Rock and Roll

The PLASMA RACK is a 1U sized high-end audio effects unit designed for professional and studio use.
A significant expansion of the unique High Voltage Distortion concept behind PLASMA Pedal, the PLASMA RACK features an extra large xenon tube that conducts audio signal at voltages of up to 5500 volts.

In essence you are playing a bolt of electricity, and the electric discharges created in the PLASMA tube are instantly converted back into analog audio signal. The result a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with tons of unique character and an extremely satisfying noise-gating effect.

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 instrument's pick-ups or by humming strings.
PLASMA RACK features a Clean Gate function which allows to apply this noise-gating to the clean signal.

Extremely Wide EQ
The PLASMA RACK loses the original DRY input signal and creates a new signal from fluctuations in the electromagnetic field surrounding the gas-discharge tube.
This allows to bring out an extremely wide range of frequencies that are often beyond the instrument's capabilities. This is controlled with a 3-band equaliser.

Unique Harmonic Saturation
PLASMA RACK 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 artefacts, produced 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.

MIDI and Effects
PLASMA RACK boasts a range of added features: tremolo/ring modulator, Op Amp Drive, MIDI sync, master/slave control for stereo effects when two racks are used together, three external effects loops, and an "oversaturation" effect, similar to an old-school Octa-Fuzz

3 band EQ Gives you more tweakability and control over sound
Input Gain control Can be used to fine-tune the PLASMA RACK for any type of input signal (different pickups etc.)
Sustain Mode Lets you achieve long sustained notes even at Low-Voltage settings
Oversaturate Mode Octave up / Overtone effect achieved by overpowering the PLASMA Tube
Clean Gate Mode Use the PLASMA Tube's gating effect on any CLEAN Signal without the added Distortion.
Built-in PLASMA Tremolo A unique Tremolo and Ring Mod effect, with adjustable Depth and Dynamic response.
Built-In Distortion Channel A special button combination lets you add some High-Class Op Amp dirt to your Dry signal
3 FX Loops with switchable level control Modify the signal path by inserting external effects into various parts of the PLASMA Rack's signal chain
Connectivity Two Inputs (incl. Balanced Input with PAD), Two Outputs, MIDI In, Through, and Out ports
Full MIDI Control + 8 Preset slots Control all parameters and values via CC Messages and Program Change Messages with 8 Preset slots.
Assignable Expression input Any potentiometer on the PLASMA Rack can be assigned to an Expression pedal
Savable utility settings Make your PLASMA Rack gig-ready by setting up the default boot-up states of all buttons and functions.

Chassis: 19-in Rackmount
Rack Space: 1u
Input Connectors: 1/4-inch TRS, 1/4-inch TS, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Output Connectors: 1/4-inch TRS, 1/4-inch TS, XLR Combo
MIDI Connections: In, Out, Through
Power Supply: Universal, switch-mode; 60W Consumption
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