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Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:33 pm

Who wants one of these then? ;)

The Plasma Drive High Voltage Distortion Unit is a thing of beauty

Apparently, it "boosts audio signal to 3000V and transforms it into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges in a deliciously dark and ominous xenon-filled tube light show. It’s like playing with lightning, no actually it’s literally playing with lightning. The electrical discharges are converted back into an analogue audio signal giving you an otherworldly distortion.

CV control is provided over distortion level, dry/wet mix, and octaves up and down."

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Have a listen though!

https://www.facebook.com/ericasynths/vi ... 192489822/

Hope it's got good PSU smoothing on its voltage rails :beamup:


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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:19 pm

10/10 for dramatic effect ... I wonder how it'll actually sound though (not quite enough information in that video to tell!)

If it sounds good, then hats off to them ;)
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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby DavyP » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:46 pm

Want!!! I'll let you know Eddy, fancy lighting is enough to convince me :D
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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby Kwackman » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:28 pm

There was/is a guitar pedal that does something similar, I think SOS did a video at a trade show on it.

[EDIT 1]
Found the website, but not the SOS video (the SOS video may be only in my imagination!)
https://www.gamechangeraudio.com/plasma/

[EDIT 2]
Found the SOS video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUJxcTFRYI
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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:55 pm

Aha - gamechangeraudio do seem to be highly involved in both projects! 8-)


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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby Chevytraveller » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:10 am

I'd be interested to see what happens if you use one at 88mph...

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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:19 am

DavyP wrote:Want!!! I'll let you know Eddy, fancy lighting is enough to convince me :D

I'm counting on you! :-)
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Re: Erica Synths Plasma Drive

Postby arkieboy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:57 pm

Chappers and the Captain reviewed one of the pedal versions and at the time it was immediately apparent it was a bit left-field for a guitar fuzz box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQkgqcWEKH8
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