The line includes the Classic Overdrive, C4 Distortion, and Orbital Fuzz.

Nanalog

Edmonton, Canada (November 13, 2018) -- The time is now. After decades of research, two senior PhD researchers at the Nanotechnology Research Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have perfected a new carbon-based clipping technology called a “Nanolog Device.” What was once thought to only be a possibility in the scientific world is now a reality, a carbon molecular junction that can replace traditional silicon and germanium diodes to leverage the scientific discoveries that quantum physics has to offer. This carbon technology bridges two conductors with a layer of carbon molecules for improved tones, dynamics, feel, and warmth.

The product of years of research and exploration, these pedals are hand-made in Canada and push to discover the true potential of carbon technology. The Carbon Series features these Nanolog Devices across an array of guitar pedal styles with the Classic Overdrive, C4 Distortion, and Orbital Fuzz:

Perfect for any seasoned tone hunter, these pedals bring a new element into the signal chain. Carbon distortion brings with it less compressed and smoother soundwaves compared to any traditional diode. Nanolog Devices, the “N1” & “N2” carbon settings, use a process called quantum tunneling to conduct voltage up to 50% smoother than current clipping technology. This results in tones and sound characteristics than cannot be matched with either silicon or germanium options.

The output from the Nanolog Device (N2) closely mirrors the organic input signal. The carbon signal is less compressed. This opens up a new arena of playability as a musician, while creating more dynamic and fuller tones. Silicon distortion, used in the majority of guitar pedals, is often described as “harsh” and “tin-like” where carbon provides a tube-like warmth and robust low-end.

The initial run will be limited to 50 of each design and distributed through Reverb.com & Nanolog direct.

Forging together a passion for science and music, Nanolog Audio Inc. was founded in 2015 with the successful creation of the first Nanolog Device. In a collaboration with the legendary Dr. Scientist, they created the first carbon powered distortion pedal – “The Heisenberg Molecular Overdrive”. Since then, Nanolog has further explored how they can push the potential of this carbon technology to the limits in a variety of setting and applications, amounting to the upcoming Carbon Series product launch.

  • Product Release Date: November 13, 2018
  • Product Lineup: Classic Overdrive, C4 Distortion, Orbital Fuzz
  • Price Per Pedal: $235 USD

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