KMA Audio Machines Astrospurt
Time and Space are lost within the sound of the universe. Breath in and breath out, slow down, and be ready for the KMA Audio Machines Astrospurt.
Fasten your seatbelt and get lost in the wide warm and soft soundscapes generated by this pedal.
The Astrospurt is our approach to the classic four-stage JFET-based phasing sound. We take this classic circuit and squeeze out everything we can do to give you a versatile and very easy to handle pedal.
Keep in mind that analog phasing pedals have to deal with a certain amount of noise/ hiss. Our Astrospurt is designed to keep it low compared to other classic phaser pedals.
- Analogue JFET Circuitry
- 4-Stage Phaser
- EMPH/Signal/Mix/Depth/Spurt Controls
- Internal trim-pot to set Pulse
Turn up the EMPHase control to push everything over the edge.
Provoke oscillations and weird sounds. With a distortion or a fuzz in front of it, you will get a synthetic and metallic sound.
Once you tried, you will never come back.
We wanted to get rid of a fixed volume when engaging the pedal and implement a control to dial in the right amount of SIGNAL, either to boost or cut it.
The Astrospurt won’t be just a phaser in particular. It covers all the spacy, dizzy, and wobble sounds just on tap. Its control unit for that is the MIX pot.
It defines the ratio of clean and phase-shifted signal. Turn it fully clockwise to get just the clean sound, but the sound is always crazier on the other side.
Turn it counterclockwise to get the pulsing vibe of the stars surrounding you. But there is something you cannot hear before flipping the switch on the left. Listen to the secrets of the black hole. Some crackling noise here, or a tock tock there.
To give you a possibility for a more subtle phasing sound, the Astrospurt has a DEPTH control, where you can choose between a pronounced phase sound, or a more slightly modulated signal.
Adding a distortion or a fuzz in front of the Astrospurt will bring you synthetic and metallic sounds – once tried, you will never head back!
So turn up the SPURT control, see how fast the engines will flicker, and at the end of your journey, turn it down and rest in that wide and swooshy tone.