KMA Machines Chief Disruptor Fuzz/Distortion

Maker: KMA Machines

Model: Chief Disruptor

Condition: New

 

Description:

  • Tonal Empowerment


    “Gazing from afar at the downfall of archaic sonic structures, a hooded being sat calmly on the cornerstone of legacy. For generations, instead of asking what the present actually screamed for, people had been blinded by the achievements of the past. That was before the CHIEF DISRUPTOR came along! All it took was the push of a single handle to tear down the ancient landmarks for good, not even passing a flinch as the explosion happened. Instead, a feeling of hope began to saturate the entire being, manifesting in an endlessly sustaining smile on their face. It’s finally time for a new era of crushing tones. It’s time for the age of the CHIEF DISRUPTOR"

    Welcome to a new era of the most iconic fuzz/distortion sound the world has ever known. You know, that epically huge and super saturated tone (some might call it big and muffy) that has defined the signature sound of so many artists and countless records in the past few decades. It's arguably one of the pedals with the biggest impact on the entire industry, which has seen it modified over and over again. So much that you think it's all been done, right? Oh boy do we have a surprise for you right now, right here!

    Holding three different Gain Modes, a pre- or post-EQ Clean Blend, active Bass and Treble controls, a foot-switchable and expression-controllable parametric Mid-EQ as well as a switchable top-boost for even more raspy, grinding bite, CHIEF DISRUPTOR is the most flexible, beautifully balanced and LOUDEST muff-style pedal you'll ever hear!  
    • In-Depth Description


      Over the years, different muff drives had different levels of gain, so we derived three major distinctive gain structures all based on what we consider to be the best versions. The Vintage Mode (VTG) will give you every shade of discrete overdrive, while the Tight Mode will give a more focused and modern tone with less bass and super crisp harmonics. Heavy Mode is the essence of what we all love about muffs. Heavy, sustaining and crazy thick fuzzy distortion, with bone-shaking lows and chewy mids. Just crank the Disruption (Gain) Control and you'll know exactly what we’re talking about here.


      Tonal shaping was one of the true weak points of classic muff pedals and something we absolutely knew we had to remedy. We’ve opened the gates to more modern tonal flexibility through our active Bass and Treble controls, which let you boost or cut highs and lows with up to 15 dB, while our parametric Mid-EQ with adjustable centre-frequency and level boost/cut allows you to fine tune the mids with extreme precision, for everything from classic scooped fuzz tones, modern mid-focused dirt tones and all the way to cocked-wah saturation.


      You can take complete hands-free control of the Mid-EQ frequency via an expression-pedal. This lets you make instant tone changes on the fly, as well as unleash fast and quacky wah-like sounds or slow and enveloping phaser-like sweeps. If you feel like the filter needs to be more resonant for screaming synth-like sweeps or needs to be subtler, then you can adjust the Q of the Mid-EQ via an internal trimpot. The mids can also be turned on and off via the relay-based soft-switch, allowing you to kick in the mids for soaring solos, cutting chords or when you want to get filter freaky.


      Having super saturated mids and lows can sometimes result in a perceived loss of highs. To fix this, just engage the Top-Boost to give your high-mids a big push for more crunchy harmonics and bite to cut through any band mix. We’ve tweaked the Top Boost to our personal taste, but if you feel like it’s either too loud or not loud enough, you can also adjust the Top Boost Level via an internal trimpot.


      We carefully balanced the gain control to achieve total control of even the slightest harmonic nuances. So, whether you’re looking for low gain drive, crunchy medium gain rhythm tones, singing or saturated lead sounds or skull-crushing doom tones, the Disruption control can and will cover all of them!


      A lot of gain rules! But gain also means compression, and the more we compress our sound, the more our instrument will lose definition. Yes, bass players, synth slingers and extended range guitar rockers, we hear you! To preserve your precious core tone the CHIEF DISRUPTOR sports a clean blend control and a toggle switch to define the insert position. Insert your dry signal before the EQ section for a more cohesive sound or place it post-EQ to keep your dry signal completely unaffected.


      Last but not least, we always felt the original muff pedals (and clones) lacked output, hence we implemented our stacked headroom topology to keep the EQs from getting saggy when cranked, all which results in the tightest, most punchy and LOUDEST muff-style tone on the market.


      Go forth and empower your creative side, with tone that has true vision to inspire. If you ar

    • MASTER


      Sets the overall volume

    • DISRUPTION


      Sets the amount of fuzz/distortion

    • CLEAN


      Blends in the input signal

    • VOICING
      (Toggle-Switch)


      TIGHT: modern Big Muff sound with tight lows, focused mids and a crisp top end

      VTG (Vintage): Classy Muff Sound, low- to mid-gain distortion, balanced frequency response

      HEAVY: full blast Big Muff sound with massive low end and plenty of gain

    • TOP BOOST
      (Toggle-Switch)


      Turns on/off a high-mid boost for a sharp attack and increased top end distortion

    • BLEND
      (Toggle-Switch)


      Sets the insert point of the clean blend, either PRE EQ or POST EQ


    • LOWS


      Active bass control to boost or cut your low end (+/-15dB)

    • HIGHS


      Active treble control to boost or cut your high end (+/-15dB)

    • MIDS CUT/BOOST


      Sets the centre frequency of the mid-eq (from 100 Hz to 2 kHz)

    • MIDS
      FREQ


      Active semi-parametric EQ for high frequency boost (up)/ cut(down) with adjustable centre-frequency between 1.4-5 kHz via below potentiometer (midpoint: 2 kHz)


    • Footswitches


        • MIDS


          Activates the parametric MID-EQ (yellow LED indicates the on/off state)

        • ENGAGE


          Activates the pedal (red LED indicates the on/off state)




      Jacks:




    • INPUT
      (Arrow Down)


      Input for your incoming signal

    • OUTPUT
      (Arrow Up)


      Outgoing Signal

    • EXP
      (Expression Pedal)


      Input for an expression pedal to change the mid-eq centre-frequency hands-free.
      Useful for fast and quacky wah-like sounds or slow and enveloping phaser-like sweeps.


    • Internal Controls:




    • Sharpness (Sharp-Trim)


      Defines the top end boost and its frequency-spectrum.

      Having super saturated mids and lows can sometimes result in a perceived loss of highs. To fix this, just engage the Top-Boost to give your high-mids a big push for more crunchy harmonics and bite to cut through any band mix. We’ve tweaked the Top Boost to our personal taste, but if you feel like it’s either too loud or not loud enough, you can also adjust the Top Boost Level via an internal trimpot.

    • Resonance (Q-Reso)


      sets the resonance/q-factor of the mid-eq

      Keep in mind that more resonance yields in a very peaky sound and the mids can start to oscillate when all of the controls (gain, highs, master, top boost activated) are maxed out.


    • e ready for a change in distortion history, then it’s time to follow the CHIEF DISRUPTOR!



      Powered by an optional standard 9V DC (max.) PSU (negative center, 2.1mm, >160mA current draw)


      Every pedal is designed, assembled, silkscreened, tested and numbered by hand in our small workshop. We use external manufactured PCBs to guarantee our high quality standard and keep the price of our pedals reasonable. The use of an indestructible powdercoated die-cast enclosure ensures a maximum durability.



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