KMA Machines Logan Transcend Drive


Maker: KMA Machines

Model: Logan

Condition: New

 

Description:

  • Take a walk in the gritty dirt and breathe in the crystal-clear mountain air, exactly as Logan once did on his journey to glean the beauties of both nature and mankind. Once you hear Logan's sweet and graceful sounds you will be driven to find your own way into the transcendental tone kingdom. So plug-in and let Logan guide you into a new era of overdrive.

    Logan is made to transcend the well-known boundaries of overdrive. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a pre-amp, a low/mid-gain drive or a screaming resonant cocked-wah sound, Logan will deliver all the gainy goods. Combined with our active 3-Band EQ, including a fully parametric Mid-EQ with a separate On/Off-Footswitch, Pre or Post Gain position-switch and an expression-in for hands-free filter sweeps, Logan is sure to deliver great tones and outstanding flexibility.

Yeah, yeah, we know... yet another overdrive pedal! Does the world really need more of them?

Well, in the case of Logan, we honestly believe the answer is a resounding YES! Otherwise we wouldn’t have spent over a year conceptualizing, designing and perfecting Logan in order to give the world a drive pedal that will add immense tonal dimension and flexibility to anyone’s setup, all while preserving the natural characteristic and feel of your beloved instrument.


Logan’s gain structure is carefully balanced for an open and super touch-responsive drive tone, giving you and your instrument ample room to be expressive. You could describe its sound as smooth and harmonically rich, but that would be selling it short. There’s a true fire raging under the embers here, one that allows you add more hair, grit and sizzling depth as you pile on the gain, making Logan fit for anything from clean boost, amp-like breakup, indie clang to full-on rock machine.

It also sports an impressively high-headroom-design (up to 25 dB), enabling you to use Logan as a very versatile pre-amp too - all of you amp-less/cab-sim players can thank us later.


But what truly pushes Logan over the edge is its 3-band active EQ. The Bass and Treble EQ knobs are able to both boost or cut your signal by around 15 dB. This enables you to beef up thin-sounding single coils, add some chime to chunky humbuckers or get rid of boomy bass frequencies, when changing from a sweet 2x12 to a fat 4x12 cabinet. In addition, the tonal flexibility is even further extended by Logan’s fully parametric Mid-EQ section, where the MID control lets you set your preferred mid frequency between 100 Hz to 2.5 kHz, while the CUT/BOOST control lets you cut or boost the selected frequency by up to 12 dB.

But the frequency fest doesn’t stop there. Logan even sports a dedicated footswitch to activate or deactivate the Mid-EQ and a position-switch which lets you place it either before the main gain-stage (PRE) or after it (POST), opening up a whole world of tonal possibilities. Place the Mid-EQ post-gain to give yourself a level boost for solos or place it pre-gain to saturate your preferred frequency even more, effectively giving you a second gain-stage.

Then there’s the kicker! You can take complete hands-free control of the Mid-EQ Frequency via a regular expression-pedal. This lets you make instant tone changes on the fly, as well as unleash everything from fast and quacky wah-like sounds to slow and enveloping phasery filter sweeps.

You’d think the feature-well would have run dry by now, but no, there’s even more cool sonic secrets under the hood.

The pedal has been set at the factory to sound stellar right out of the box, however some people might want to tweak some more options to taste. Via a hole in the base plate, you get direct access to an internal trim-pot to set the bandwidth (Q) of the Mid-EQ. Turn it counter-clockwise for a broad bandwidth, for smooth frequency sweeps or turn it completely clockwise for really resonant sounds. Removing the base plate will reveal a second trim-pot, which enables you to blend in your clean signal with the overdriven tone, making Logan transcend the world of guitar. Bass? Drums? Synths? Vocals? Bring it on! This pedal will handle it all.

Logan really is an all-in-one overdrive solution and trust us, once you plug in you’ll never want to turn it off again!

 

Powered by an optional standard 9V DC (max.) PSU (negative center, 2.1mm, approx. 30mA 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.

 

  • Potentiometer:


    Level


    Sets the overall output level. It has plenty on tap to push your amp hard even on low drive settings.

    Drive


    Sets the amount of overdrive.

    M-C/B (Cut/Boost)


    Cut (ccw) or boost (cw) your mids about +/-12db.

    M-Freq


    Defines the center frequency of your mids between 100Hz fully left to 2.4kHz fully right.

    Lows


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

    Highs


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

  • Switches:


    Post <-> Pre Switch


    This lets you decide where to place the parametric Mid-EQ in the circuit. PRE-lets you crunch your mids even more for a more saturated tone, while POST will give you a level boost and make your selected mid frequency more present.

    Mids-Footswitch


    Activates/Deactivates the mid EQ section. Perfect for a solo-boost, more pronounced rhythm tone or to change between scooped and flat mids etc..

    Engage (Main Bypass)


    That's the main bypass switch to activate or deactive Logan.

  • Jacks:


    In


    Input jack (top-right)

    Out


    Output jack (top-left)

    Exp (right-sided)


    Plug in your TRS expression pedal here to sweep through the Mid-EQ frequencies, like when using a Wah-Wah pedal. We recommend the MOOG-EP3 or any other expression pedal with the same TRS-combination.
    DO NOT PLUG IN A CV - cause it doesn't work.

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