(January 12, 2011) -- TC Electronic has introduced two new pedals designed to have the most dynamic range of overdrive and distortion sounds found in a stompbox. Here's what TC Electronic has to say about the new pedals:
Dark Matter Distortion
Dark Matter Distortion is all about that powerful, super-musical roar of an early plexi - a sound that
will satisfy even the pickiest players. From cleans with an attitude and warm, bluesy tones to a
crunch with grit for days and fully saturated lead sounds full of harmonics and overtones, it’s all
there in spades and instantly available by riding the guitar’s volume knob.
An all-analog circuit, dual-band tone controls, level and drive knobs and a voicing switch to tweak
the bass response ensure plenty of gain to suit any kind of musical style while maintaining an
extremely open and clear sound that never gets muddy. All Dark Matter Distortion does is add
degrees of distortion without affecting the fundamental tone.
MojoMojo Overdrive will breathe life, magic and that certain something into any sound. Guitarists
everywhere are always looking for that little extra push over the cliff, a touch of extra bite, body
and tone. MojoMojo Overdrive will add that flash of perfection, providing a crisp and clear
overdrive with a rock-solid bottom end.
The aim was to create a pedal that sounds like an amp, having a very open character and little
compression. The pedal should be alive, have an attitude and pick up on playing subtleties in a
dynamic way. Also, the ideal was not just any old amp. MojoMojo Overdrive needed to offer that
sweet, glassy and purely musical cranked tweed sound – the magic, spine-shivering feeling of an
amplifier working hard and delivering pure valve tone.
Quite simply, MojoMojo Overdrive is like adding another channel to the amp, and it will sound like
it always belonged there.
Designing Dark Matter and MojoMojo
By ramping up the voltage to more than 3-4 times the amount of typical drive pedals, a dramatic
increase in terms of headroom and dynamics has been achieved, giving these pedals a range of
sounds matched by none out there. The result is some of the most alive overdrive and distortion
pedals ever made. Pedals that define all that is magic about overdriven sounds and that respond to
playing in dynamic and ultra-musical ways.
Finally, Dark Matter Distortion and MojoMojo Overdrive are built from the highest-grade
components, feature easy-access battery hatches and have conveniently small footprints that will
make them fit on any pedal effects board.
Shipping: March, 2011
Mojo Mojo Overdrive MSRP $177
Dark Matter Distortion MSRP $177
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Source: Press Release