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.
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.
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.
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.
MIDI AND EffectS
PLASMA RACK boasts a range of added features: compression, tremolo/ring modulator, 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
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
CONTROLS AND MIDI SYNC
|Parameter||CC||CC value range||10 bit MSB / LSB||Description|
|EQ LOW||14||0-1023||CC 14 / CC 46||Low band eq setting|
|EQ MID||15||0-1023||CC 15 / CC 47||Mid band eq setting|
|EQ HI||20||0-1023||CC 20 / CC 52||Hi band eq setting|
|VOLUME||07||0-1023||CC 07 / CC 39||Master volume control|
|RATE||01||0-1023||CC 01 / CC 33||Tremolo rate control|
|DRIVE||21||0-1023||CC 21 / CC 53||Drive gain control|
|VOLTAGE||22||0-1023||CC 22 / CC 54||Voltage gain control|
|BLEND||23||0-1023||CC 23 / CC 55||Blend between clean and lamp channels|
|OVERSATURATE||24||0 = off, 64 = on||Activation of
|GATE||25||0 = off, 64 = on||Control for clean gate effect|
|CL/DR||26||0 = off, 64 = on||Selection between clean and drive signal for blend path|
|INV||27||0 = off, 64 = on||Activation of opposite phase tremolo between clean and lamp tremolo|
|CLEAN||28||0 = off, 64 = on||Activation of clean tremolo|
|LAMP||29||0 = off, 64 = on||Activation of lamp tremolo|
0 = no compression
42 = soft comp
84 = hard com
|Selection between 3 different lamp signal compression levels|
|CLEAN_EQ||31||0 = off, 64 = on||Control for bypassing eq for
|EQ LOW||Low band eq setting|
|EQ MID||Mid band eq setting|
|EQ HI||Hi band eq setting|
|VOLUME||Master volume control|
|RATE||Tremolo rate control|
|DRIVE||Drive gain control|
|VOLTAGE||Voltage gain control|
|BLEND||Blend between clean and lamp channels|
|GATE||Control for clean gate effect|
|CL/DR||Selection between clean and drive signal for blend path|
|INV||Activation of opposite phase tremolo between clean and lamp tremolo|
|CLEAN||Activation of clean tremolo|
|LAMP||Activation of lamp tremolo|
|COMP||Selection between 3 different lamp signal compression levels|
|CLEAN_EQ||Control for bypassing eq for
Plasma Rack is available for order and will be produced in limited batches.
Orders are possible through our website and selected dealers.
The first batch of 100 Plasma Racks will start shipping in April 2019.