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3 Octave Modes
The KMA Machines Moai Maea Analog Octaver is an octave generating pedal designed to thicken your sound, giving weight to low-end riffs and complex overtones to solos. It expands on the normal range of octave pedals by providing foot switchable mode options and an internal FX loop for increased sonic capabilities.
Fuzz Upper Octave
The octave-up mode of the Moai Maea provides a fuzzy character reminiscent of '60s and '70s fuzz octave tones. It gives your solos a rich harmonic complexity, verging on a feedback sound. If you think of the sounds of Jimi Hendrix or the Stooges, you'd be in the same sonic ballpark as what this mode provides.
The Moai Maea includes two sub-octave modes: 1 octave below and 2 octaves below. These modes give your riffs a thick and powerful tone and can add real depth to your playing.
Blending the Modes
The 3-way switch at the center of the Moai Maea provides a selection of the sub-octave modes. It allows you to use the modes individually or blended together for the much sought-after 'wall of sound' effect. The footswitches allow you to add in the upper octave or the lower octave individually, meaning you'll have a lot of control over your sound during live performance; this could be the perfect way of defining the different sections of your band's songs. Each mode also has its own level control, and a further CLEAN dial allows you to set how clear your tone is by blending in the original dry signal.
The Moai Maea has a clever additional function in the form of a buffered FX loop. This lets you apply external effects into the signal chain for some further experimentation.
KMA Machines is a Berlin-based boutique company producing high quality hand-made FX pedals. All the pedals are constructed by hand with a rigorous attention to detail. They feature unique silk-screen designs and premium components such as custom double-sided PCBs and virtually indestructible power-coated aluminium enclosures. The company has a strong interest in both modern and vintage pedals, and began life producing custom made units. Since 2013, they have gained popularity with a wide range of guitarists and bassists.
- Wide range of octave sounds
- 3 octave ranges: octave-up harmonic fuzz sound, octave-below, 2-octaves-below
- Independently foot switchable octaves
- SHRIEK switch for octave above
- DRONE switch for sub-octave
- 3-way dial to blend octave modes
- Individual octave levels
- Serial buffered FX Loop
- Clean Mix
- Handmade in Berlin, Germany
- Type: Octave Up / Sub-Octave
- Controls: Clean, Octave -I, Octave -I, Octave -II, 3-way Voice selector (-1 / -II / -1|-II)
- Footswitches: Octaver, Shriek, Drone
- Bypass: True bypass
- Power: 9v DC Center Negative 2.1mm
- Current Draw: 20mA
- Dimensions: 121 x 146 x 60 (D x W x H)
- Weight: 0.55 KG