Analog Drive – Ultimate distortion, times eight
Swedish music hardware company Elektron today announced Analog Drive, a 100% analog distortion stompbox featuring no less than eight different analog distortion circuits. Designed to bring out the most of any guitar/amp combo or mono synthesizer, the sheer flexibility and engineering behind the analog distortion circuits makes it a powerhouse of a pedal.
“Analog Drive represents something completely new. The eight different analog distortion circuits makes the Analog Drive the most flexible stompbox there is. And it sounds just beautiful. It is the perfect match for any guitar rig and does wonders for mono synthesizers and vintage drum machines too. There is nothing like it”, says Jonas Hillman, CEO of Elektron.
Analog Drive highlights
Total analog distortion box
The sheer sonic range of the Analog Drive, courtesy of the eight different analog distortion circuits, is in itself a marvel. One stompbox harboring so many tone shaping opportunities: unheard of until now. Analog Drive is a bottomless well of new sounds.
The EQ touch
Enhance your amp with the 3 band analog EQ. The mid band is sweepable, which is very handy for dialing in the perfect EQ setting. The mid EQ can also be controlled with an expression pedal, making it easy to create analog wah-like sounds.
For the live rig
The possibility to store up to 100 user presets will make the live gig flow smoothly. And if you rely on MIDI during your performances, the Analog Drive delivers. All settings are fully controllable via MIDI and it can even send MIDI program change messages.
Analog Drive specifications
- 100% analog signal path
- 8 different analog distortion circuits
- 3 band analog EQ, with sweapable mid
- 100 user preset slots
- MIDI IN/OUT ports
- ¼″ audio input
- ¼″ audio output
- 2 × Expression pedal input
- Fully controllable via MIDI
- Capable of sending MIDI program change
Pricing & availability
Analog Drive retails for $379/€399/£349. It is immediately available for purchase. Delivery times are estimated to 5-7 business days.
More info at Elektron.se
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