There comes a time in every gigging musicians life when one encounters the ultimate nemesis: the unmanned PA system. For situations such as these, where physical and professional limitations lead to frustrating shows, we came up with this mischievous little device: the JPTR FX Vocal Destroyer.
A simple enough device for any singer, the Vocal Destroyer is a small upgrade that yields big results. On its own, the pedal functions as a XLR junction box with a built in preamp, allowing you to add and adjust the grit to your signal. Two integrated clipping switches give the player further control over compression and vintage style drive, while remaining precise and feedback free. Using the integrated effect loop, guitar pedals can be added for texture, musicality and any manipulation of the signal - not just limited to those of vocalists, but any instrument tracked by a microphone and sent to a mixer.
Drummers, brass players , percussionists and classical pianists can all slip into the virtuous possibilities of effect pedals to augment their playing style and sound, granting total independence from sound guys. Studio applications and on the fly experimentations all at the ease of your trusty pedalboard. Additionally, the Vocal Destroyer presents the perfect opportunity to rediscover retired effects pedals and provides further excuse for the purchase of even more. Turn any instrument into a pedalboard friendly new platform, expand your library of tones or just add a f*ckton of reverb on your snare, while running a fuzz on your kick and a ring mod on the hats.
For hassle free setups and the benefits of having your sound wherever you go, but especially for never having to depend on the effects of the sound board, the JPTR FX Vocal Destroyer is designed for practicality and pandemonium alike.
Oh, and of course: Fuck your sound guy.
Transform your human sound to a superior machine with the JPTR FX RAMROD. A massive sounding dual filter guitar synth that will deconstruct your tone and bring it to challenge phase 1.
With built in gain and adjustable presets for the two individual filter values, the Ramrod delivers mammoth subs and auto wah like phase shifts that beautifully ramp bass lines and rhythm patterns. Physically manipulating the gate knob to let the Ramrod swirl off into self oscillation, or tapping on the morph switch for rapid filter jumps turns this pedal to its own purposefully independent instrument. Further dive into its possibilities by adjusting the stab knob to offset the stability parameters, resulting in anything from a set frequency accompanying your original signal at minimum, and large warbling spikes of your base signal at maximum settings.
Just like its namesake, The Ramrod is a disguised robot. When coupled with a sequencer, for example, the source device functions as a control voltage (CV) for the Ramrod, regulating the pitch and frequency of the sequence via external source, while all other core functions remain intact. This feature allows for the Ramrod to synchronize with a variety of other analog synthesizers and drum machines.
The Ramrod is an autonomous cyborg, a sententious, mechanic experience - and, as always with JPTR FX - is a multifunctional machine. Use it for raw and distorted drum patterns, low and fluttering bass loops and grinding synth leads. With each pulsating burst, you will find yourself chanting “Ja tvoi sluga” and accepting that Kraftwerk were right.
Wir sind die Roboter.
Somehow I found an old Akai gx 210d, one of those old tape machines your grandpa was using when listening to his recordings.
This device had a lovely saturation when you plugged your guitar into and dialled everything in the red area.
The sound of the old reel to reel tapes; girth that I was obsessed with.
This is what the JIVE - REEL Saturatior exactly reflects. If you want to add some age to your guitar, bass, synth, whatever and like to get some of the old vintage vibe and feel. You can use it as a volume boost, semi transparent overdrive, ennoble your sound with variable distortion or tear some walls down with a LOTS of DB. It is up to you.
You have 3 switches for some extra age, which add different types of gain to your sound.
If you are into lofi garage whatever or just want to make your synth sound like 1972, this is your dream come true.
Controles: Gain/Volume/diode clipping
runs at 9v to 18v!
Iconic sounds are often a product of struggle and compromise. They are unmistakable, genuine, and have the potential to leave a mark on society.
They are bold, out of place and larger than life. They fight back, claim their prize but never abandon their humble beginnings.
They are the SILVER MACHINE.
Two gain stages in a parallel circuit, competing for an unrefined and unbuffered vintage fuzz conquest. With one shared master volume to keep it simple but never stupid, the Silver Machine's gain knobs act as a filter, delivering tones that range from sizzling drives to rich, dynamic fuzz. Pushing the gain stages even further brings out the upper octave, instantly reminiscent of Woodstock, with a twist of Beatnik club nights and LoFi Psychedelic Garage seances.
The Silver Machine retells Fuzz history in a modern iteration. Its versatility carries tones between Benders and Faces, but infinitely less compressed and deliberately open in character. A first in less aggressive gain spectrums for JPTR FX, and definitely the most versatile. Its humble looks may be deceiving, for this spacecraft can take you anywhere - past, future and present alike.
A new interpretation of a time-tested attitude.
Controlls: Gain 1, Gain 2, Master Volume
If you are the kind of earth dweller who loves to drench their chords in ambient infinitude, drown their fuzzes in a ceramic cave, or subtly coat your rhythmic playing in a liquid swirl of overtones, the JPTR FX KALEIDOSCOPE is the right tool for the job.
It isn't just any ordinary big reverb. Like its namesake, the Kaleidoscope reflects your signal, be it once or more, each duplicate meshing together harmoniously while adding compression, modulation and copious amounts of feedback frenzy to your signal.
A pedals musicality is fundamental at JPTR FX. As such, the Kaleidoscope was designed to complement and adapt to all manner of styles and inputs: Use it with your drums, synths and vocals to further explore the cavernous and layered reflective depths within Roll back the reverb and dime the feedback control for lush, rhythmic wobbles that twist and girate along to your sound beds Roll everything back for a saturated, sustained compression sound to elevate your seat in the mix All the while, 3 separate control stages offer you instant shifts in depth, texture and oscillation, ranging from the warm and haunting cloudscapes we have come to love, to an all-wet, crispy whisper with the help of the designated Dry Kill Switch.
And - if the mood strikes - push and hold the momentary switch at the heart of the Kaleidoscope's enclosure to extend your drone into perpetuity. With a medley of relective possibilities at each turn of a knob, the Kaleidoscope is a breath of fresh air to the end of any pedal chain. Its only downside might be that none of it might ever sound as exciting when it's turned off.
Feedback/Oscillation/Reverb/Gain/Master/Dry Kill Switch
The JPTR FX Super Weirdo will be your closest friend and best kept secret, the kink in your playing. We truly outdid ourselves on our weirdness with this one. It's up to you to outdo yours.
On the surface, the Weirdo is disguised as an early 90s style gated fuzz with a dedicated low pass filter knob to effortlessly find your place anywhere in the mix. However, this three headed beast delivers fuzz, time modulation and momentary glitch-bombs all in one enclosure.
The core operation of this unit is to further enhance the input signal with an advanced, time based modulation effect: a Pulse Width Modulator. Two dedicated knobs allow the player to multiply and manipulate their playing. The Feedback Mix controls the amount of modulated signal added to the base sound, acting almost as a doubler. A further Time Amount knob controls the distance between each modulated pulse, enabling the addition and separation of layer upon layer, resulting in that Siamese wall of thick, dynamic and articulate Fuzz.
Beyond this, an extra momentary foot switch gives the player expressive freedom to disrupt the signal with quick bursts of oscillation - aptly named Glitch. And, to guarantee all manner of expressive possibilities, we gave it an expression in.
The Super Weirdo is a testament to its name. Unearthly, alien and downright trippy, its possibly the only pedal that simultaneously builds monumental walls
while tearing them apart..
Controls: Time (Exp in) / Modulation / Feedback / Volume / Tone
Time traveling device. Top secret. Unqualified use may cause anomalies in space-time. Two stacked delays can be controlled separately to cover your sound in a soft haze. Different time settings will result in elaborate rhythmic patterns or spring reverb-like textures followed by a lush delay.
For your noise.needs: Momentary switch for infinite self-oscillation and another momentary switch for altering the time settings.
Expression IN for BOTH repeat and time traveling.
2x Mix / 2x Time / 2x Feedback / Alternate Time Control / Repeat oscillation
The one, our cult classic and storm in a teacup, the JPTR FX Gainsaw is all its name suggests. Gut churning and compressed, it delivers bright, wide and open
sounding fuzz with a simple, single knob circuit.
A gated distortion at heart, the gainsaw works perfectly with your volume pots, placing its tonal range anywhere between Satisfaction and Siamese. It is undoubtedly the loudest pedal you will ever hear, but also equally effective whisper quiet. Its single volume knob allows ease of use and intuitive playing, keeping all the clarity intact despite gargantuan levels of gain. It is perfect for low tunings and sounds remarkable when boosted - although it is highly doubtful one would need more.
The JPTR FX Gainsaw sounds like the engines of two colliding trucks while keeping all manner of feedback at bay. It's big open tone, massive gain reserves and bizarre low end harmonics will - quite literally - blow you away.
It's raw low-focused overdrive and smooth sound-clipping will touch your sweet spot. Equipped with the biggest tone filter capacitor on the market to make the most delicious OD sound you can imagine.
NOS BC 108 Transistors
You always wanted your instrument to sound like a bear giving birth to a robot or some massive solar flares? This is the right pedal! Put a bunch of pedals into the Feedback Fucker's loop and create unimaginable sounds! Controls: Feedback Mix no power supply needed