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TS8-MS is an analog overdrive guitar effect pedal with classic 808 feel but with some added quirks & sound mojos, hand assembled in a compact and roadworthy aluminium case, which combines MIDI functionalities and external switching relay capabilities, that can be used to switch guitar amplifier channels or other available features in an amp (EQ, boost, reverb, etc.), making it a reliable, one-of-a-kind tool for guitarists. We call it the Swiss Army Knife of Tone.
It can be used to add MIDI amp channel switching to almost any guitar amp, as well as adding a MIDI enabled overdrive pedal in the signal chain. Or both, at the same time. It responds to MIDI Program Change and MIDI Control Change messages for all its switching capabilities - bypass and external switching.
It can even be used as a very simple MIDI Controller! On footswitch action, TS8-MS transmits three MIDI Program Change numbers, one for each pedal state: Bypass, Overdrive and Extended (long push on the footswitch).
TS8-MS MIDI Overdrive has clasic analog controls: Gain, Tone, Output, plus an aditional 3-toggle switch for selecting clipping mode, which complements the Gain control:
Over all settings, the playing dynamics is gracefully complemented by tube-like musical distortion, with gentle recovery. Higher gain settings reveal more clipping, compression and singing sustain, especially with Classic and Assymetric clipping, while LED's behave more like a distortion effect.
MIDI Program Change (PC) and Control Change (CC) received messages are both supported. With TS8-MS pedal you can not only add a quality analog overdrive in front of a guitar amplifier and switch it remotely with a programmable MIDI controller, but, through it, you can also switch amplifier's channels with MIDI commands - adding MIDI RELAY SWITCHING to almost any guitar amplifier that supports external switching! Of course, you can as well use TS8-MS's MIDI switching capabilities to control other pedals which support external switching.
TS8-MS analog overdrive can act as a simple MIDI transmitter, along with switching pedal states and perfom external switching of amplifier's channels, on simple footswitch action. It transmits a pre-programmed Program Change number with each pedal state: Bypass, Effect, Extended (long push).
A Multi Function 16-position switch inside pedal assigns a switching pattern in relation to pedal's state for the two External Switching Relays, on footswitch action alone.