Warm Audio Launches the ODD Box V1 and Mutation Phasor II
A hard-clipping overdrive inspired by a modern pedal known for its cranked-amp tone, and the Mutation Phasor II, a recreation of a swirly phaser made famous in the experimental era of the 1970s.
“We’re excited to offer two wildly different pedals in terms of sound and application because they really span a wide range of players. We wanted to revive a very popular modern sound but also reintroduce a pedal that inspires people to explore their tone,” said Bryce Young, Founder and President of Warm Audio. “When considering the inspiration for the ODD, we wanted to accurately deliver an artist-favorite tone that has been part of some of our favorite music. We know this massive, live electric guitar sound has attracted so many players from Billy Gibbons to Mark Hoppus to Eric Johnson and we wanted to bring those tones back to the market.”
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Young continues, “The Mutation Phasor II really brings back the depth & psychedelic tones from the 70s when musical experimentation was actually celebrated. To achieve this, we stayed true to the controls & tones of the original pedal that musicians like Billy Corgan, Tom Bukovac, and Robin Trower used to create innovative music that broke the mold. This phaser is for those who want to step out of the box and back in time.”
The hard-clipping, op-amp-based circuit of the ODD delivers all of the sounds of a cranked, saturated tube amp made famous in legendary recordings. True to its inspiration, the ODD is perfect for adding a little breakup to an otherwise clean tone, or dramatically transforming your clean pedal-platform amp into a punk-rock powerhouse. To accurately deliver this popular modern tone, the ODD is built like an iconic pedalboard staple with through-hole construction using premium components, including a TLO82CP Op-Amp, 2N7000 transistors, & hand-selected capacitors & resistors.
Featuring classic-inspired controls and sounds, including a UK/US Switch, the ODD can quickly flip personalities. Engaging the UK setting distorts earlier, bumps the upper-mids, and increases volume - giving this setting more of a cranked, "chimey" amplifier tone. The US setting has a little more clean headroom, allowing the ODD to act more like a boost at first, and better aligns with traditional tweed-based "edge of breakup" amplifier tones
The Mutation Phasor II features the electro-optical phase shifting, variable rate, and ultra-analog feedback controls of the 70s legend. Delivering all of the vintage vibes of the original phaser pedal, Mutation Phasor II allows you to add depth, wobble, swirl, or “instant funk” to guitar, keys, bass, or anything you can dream of. To deliver a true-to-spec recreation of the circuit, the Mutation Phasor II is built with premium components including classic RC4558P op-amps,vintage-style diodes, carbon resistors, and film caps. Housed in an ultra-tough steel case, the Mutation Phasor II delivers lush studio sound in a road-worthy build.
To deliver the authentic, experimental experience, the Mutation Phasor II brings back all of the original controls. For ultra-rich swirly phase shifting, the “Depth” control allows you to vary the width of the sweep range - delivering deep modulation expected from a vintage all-analog pedal. Increasing the depth control adds width to the frequency range of the effect, impacting higher highs and lower lows. Easily change the speed (or rate) of the phase-shifting effect to create more or less “wobble” in your tone - from 1/10th sweeps per second (slowest) to 18 sweeps per second (fastest). Increasing the “Feedback” control adds electric feedback to the “wet” phase-shifting signal. Increasing the feedback control creates a more intense phase sound with a particular emphasis on the sweeps, especially noticeable at slower rate settings.
Like all Warm Audio gear, the ODD and Mutation Phasor II are meticulously hand-tested and inspected by trained technicians with a passion for making music in Austin, TX USA.
The ODD Box V1 (MSRP $119.00/129€/£119) and the Mutations Phasor II (MSRP$149.00/179€/£159) will be available at launch at authorized retailers worldwide.
For more information, please visit warmaudio.com.
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