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Andrew Barta’s proprietary technology stands alone in the analog domain, a domain to which he remains loyal for several reasons. According to Andrew, “Overall, I think analog is much warmer, more organic and more responsive. There’s also the issue of clarity. At extreme settings, digital tends to produce more artifacts”(garbles) and unnatural noise in the background. So, in turn, this needs to be reduced by artificial means such as a noise gate, which I am not fond of. I also prefer analog because there’s no latency. No matter how minor it is, even with the improvements in digital technology, latency can still be felt and I find it distracting while I’m playing.”

The SansAmp technology captures the warm, rich, natural tones of the most sought-after tube amplifiers. Within the parameters of each model’s particular design, the controls provide you with access to specific tone shaping characteristics within the tube amplifier sound spectrum.

SansAmp products are designed to work seamlessly in both recording and stage environments. They can be used with almost any instrument, for any music style, and for multiple applications. Record directly to tape and disc or enhance previously recorded tracks. For live performances, they can drive a power amp and speakers, augment your existing amplifier set-up, or run directly into the mixer of a PA system.


Sansamp Bass Driver Deluxe



For bassists who like to switch it up on stage, the SansAmp Bass Driver Deluxe is the ultimate live tool for the bass-hopping, preset-stomping player. The Deluxe is all about fast delivery of monster Tech 21 bass tones in the fray of a live performance. Dual inputs enable two instruments to be on-line and ready to go with a pop-free selector. You can program three custom tones for each input, or use all six for a single instrument. You can also program the FX loop to engage your favourite effect with a particular setting and the Deluxe will bring it every time that preset is selected.

The fat, funky tones of the SansAmp Bass Driver series are legendary. With an all-analog signal path, two inputs, six presets, a programmable effect loop, and parallel/tuner out, the stage-optimized Deluxe is all that with cheese and pickles.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Take a SansAmp Bass Driver into the studio and plug directly Into the board for premium tones without miking.

Gig with a SansAmp Bass Driver running it directly through the house PA without using a separate amp.

Set-up with a SansAmp Bass Driver, power amp and speaker cabinet, and simultaneously run directly through the house PA for planet-dominating sound.

Operable with a 9V alkaline battery, optional Tech 21 DC2 power supply, and via phantom power.

Measures 9.75"l x 5.25"w x 2.0"h



Sansamp Para Bass Driver Di


This floor version of our RPM rackmount provides the same detailed tone shaping possibilities for any signal source. It is particularly useful with acoustic, electric and bass guitars, and upright bass,  either direct to a mixing console or with an instrument amplifier. The Para Driver DI gives your instrument a natural warmth and presence, as if miking it through a tube pre-amp. The SansAmp circuitry eliminates the harsh, unnatural harmonics of piezo pickups, while the Drive control offers some tasteful edge -- just a little or over-the-top.

Version 2 has exactly the same tonality and functionality with the addition of two new features: Rumble Filter and Air. The Rumble Filter removes unwanted sub-sonic frequencies that cause boominess and audible handling noises associated with acoustic guitars.The Air button adds top-end clarity and sparkle to acoustics.

PARA DRIVER DI FEATURES

Active tone controls with 12dB of cut or boost

Sweepable semi-parametric EQ

1/4-inch 4.7 megOhm instrument level input

1/4-inch and XLR outputs with selectable levels

Parallel, uneffected output to run a dry signal to a separate channel


Sansamp Bass Driver Di



Much more than just a direct box, the SansAmp Bass Driver DI is capable of dialing up big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, gnarly distortions, and all in between. Three different outputs to drive power amps, recording desks, PA mixers, or simply enhance your current rig. Controls include Presence for definition and upper harmonic content; Blend to combine the proportion of direct signal and SansAmp circuitry; and active EQ specifically tuned for bass with 12dB of cut or boost.


The controls offer a broad range of traditional bass amp sounds, including such meaty styles as Bassman® and SVT®, as well as raunchy, crunchy overdriven sounds that would typically require a multitude of effects units.

PRESENCE

controls the amount of definition and upper harmonic content.

DRIVE

adjusts the overall gain structure and overdrive.

LEVEL

regulates the XLR and effected 1/4" output levels.

BLEND

allows you to mix the direct bass signal with SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry (which is particularly useful for basses equipped with piezo pickups).

BASS & TREBLE

are active EQ controls, specifically tuned for bass guitar, that cut or boost +/- 12dB.

For studio and live applications, SansAmp Bass Driver DI is engineered with three outputs: an effected XLR, and effected 1/4", and a parallel, uneffected 1/4". The footswitch activates the Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry. Disengaging the circuitry enables you to use SansAmp Bass Driver DI as a standard active transparent direct box.

Sample style settings include Bassman®, SVT®, King's X, Slap, Reggae, Crimson. Settings are also included for Chapman Stick and Acoustic guitar.

Actual size: 4.75" x 3.75" x 2.0" Weight: 14 oz.



Sansamp Bass Driver Programmable


Always thinking of our fat-stringed brethren, we had to make a 3-channel, programmable, rig-in-a-box for bassists who can’t get enough of a great thing. Like the TRI-A.C. for guitar, you get three hot tones right at your toetips. The all-analog circuitry features the same controls as its single channel predecessor: Drive, Bass, Treble, Presence, Blend and Level. Digital only in its programmability, you just tweak the knobs until you find a tone, double-tap on a footswitch, and it’s saved in that channel. It’s that simple. Three of your faves -- to go!


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Build your Bass Driver DI into a live rig with a Bass Power Engine 60, and run through the PA for extra power.

Boldly go live with just your Bass Driver DI straight into the PA.

Bounce into any studio with a Programmable Bass Driver DI and plug directly into the board.

While larger than our other SansAmp pedals, the Programmable Bass Driver DI still fits into a gig bag. Actual size: 7.25”L x 5.25”W x 2.25”H.

Even with its roadworthy all-metal construction, each unit weighs in at a mere 25oz.

Operable with a 9V alkaline battery or optional Tech 21 DC2 power supply, and it is also phantom powerable.



Tech 21 Midi Mouse




The MIDI Mouse is designed to take the frustration and confusion out of MIDI and offer an exceptionally user-friendly footcontroller.

Easily access 128 patches on any of the 16 selectable MIDI channels by using the Up and Down footswitches to locate your program, with no banks to select.

A third footswitch toggles between Search mode to locate programs and Active mode to send the program number to the MIDI output.

here are a few more details in what is probably the world's smallest owner's manual for a MIDI product, but the main points to consider are:

In a recording studio, the MIDI Mouse can easily sit on a console.


The smooth-action custom actuators give you fingertip control for instant remote program changes.


On stage and in the studio, the large, non-glare LED display can be read from any angle, in daylight or darkness.


Phantom power operable via MIDI cable, or utilizes optional DC power supply,  or 9V alkaline battery (not included)


Actual size: 4.75" x 3.75" x 2.0"

Weight: 11 oz.

  1. SMALL- Fits into any gig bag. Needs no special carrying case. Takes up very little space on stage. Easily sits on a console in a studio, so you can make remote program changes from the board with your finger.

  2. BATTERY OPERABLE - It's the only MIDI foot controller available that's battery operable. Needs no extra wires. Takes no time to set up; just plug in and go.

  3. SIMPLE - It's player-friendly in a familiar stomp box format. Most foot controllers are harder to program than the processors they're designed to control.

  4. HEAVY DUTY - Sturdy, cast aluminum box; high quality switches.

  5. NO DANCING - There are no banks to change. You scroll to program locations, either one at a time, or you can "speed-scroll". To go from Program 19 to Program 20, step on the UP footswitch. Once. From Program 20 to Program 19, step on the DOWN footswitch. Once.

  6. IMPROVISATION - Its size and affordability makes it uniquely practical to have two, so you can control two processors independently on the fly.



Tech 21 Midi Moose



Whether you’re a MIDI-meister or amongst the MIDI-mindless, the MIDI Moose is a super simple, stage-friendly alternative to access 128 patches. Tech 21’s intuitive engineering eliminates the intimidation of trying to decipher an encyclopedia-sized manual just so you can change a darn program. Like its MIDI Mouse cousin, the MIDI Moose is also battery operable and provides a minimum of 200 hours usage. Its sophisticated battery-saving feature turns off the numerical display after 5 seconds. What if you forget where

you were? Just hit the footswitch of the individual patch LED that has remained lit, and it will wake up the display without making any program changes.


Housed in a sleek aluminum chassis,there are Up and Down footswitches to select groupings of five preset programs. Individual silent-switching, custom actuators instantly engage each program change directly within the selected grouping.

Operable with standard 9V alkaline battery (not included), optional power supply or phantom power via the MIDI cable.

Actual size: 17”L x 3.75”W x 2.0”H.




Bass Fly Rig


We were hammered with requests for a bass version of the
Fly Rig 5 since the day it was introduced. How could we not answer the call? We went a little crazy and stuffed everything
we could into the Bass Fly Rig, except the kitchen sink,
Rhode Island and a submarine.













 


 











SANSAMP

SansAmp, of course, as its center point, with our unique Character control that sweeps through the most storied vintage and modern tones. Three-band active EQ provides professional grade tweakability for any situation. For dirt and grind, Drive adds gain and overdrive. You can also add distortion by engaging the Pre-Boost. And then there’s Fuzz in the OCTAFILTER section. Each method achieves a different variety of tonal madness. You can even use all three at the same time, but be sure to hold onto your shorts.


OCTAFILTER brings an entire re-invented pallette of expression with a crazy amount of possibilities, from Minimoog®-style synth to funky town. The controls interact so that you can get dynamically-filtered clean, fuzz, and octave, as well as octave and fuzz together. When Q is at minimum, Range becomes a high-cut tone filter for different versions of clean, fuzz, octave, and octave and fuzz together. You can then blend any of these combinations with your direct signal via the Mix control. But wait, there’s more. By bringing in some COMP, you can get infinite sustain like a keyboard bass. Whew.


COMPRESSION

COMP, for compression, utilizes old school, all-analog, FET-based technology, which is inherently warmer, more transparent and musical.


BOOOST

Switchable Pre/Post Boost. Pre-Boost mode interacts with the SansAmp section to beef up drive and distortion. Post-Boost mode increases the overall volume to punch up fills and solos.


CHORUS

CHR, derived from our Bass Boost Chorus pedal, adds choral voicings of two instruments. With a slight delay between, it adds thickness and space.

Chromatic Tuner is within the CHR section. You simply hold down the CHR footswitch to engage the Tuner, which simultaneously mutes the signal path.


Actual size: 12.5”l x 2.5”w x 1.25”h • Weight: 20.7 oz.





OTHER FEATURES

• Headphone button switches the 1/4” output into headphone mode
• 1/4-inch 4.7megOhm input to deliver the full sound of piezos
• Input Pad for active basses
• XLR output with ground connect
• 1/4-inch low impedance output
• Rugged, all-metal housing
• Metal footswitches and jacks
• Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators
• Utilizes included 9V, 200mA DC power supply.

 


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