KMA Machines launches ENDGAME – Duality Calibrator at NAMM 2024

Jan 25, 2024 | Bass Products, Guitar Products, News, Products

KMA Machines ENDGAME
Duality Calibrator

Stereo Alchemy

After years of development work, ENDGAME is KMA Machine’s most ambitious creation to date. A highly flexible and comprehensive solution for the end of your signal chain, ENDGAME is a superb problem solver and a convenient creative companion.

Talk about feature packed! With an integrated Stereo FX loop, KMA’s proprietary True Double-Tracker doubler and own DUAL IR cab with power amp simulation, an Aux Input (also via Bluetooth), real pro-level XLR outputs and extensive routing options, ENDGAME really is a powerhouse for your board, whether touring as a fly rig or practicing at home with headphones. Oh, did we mention Stereo? Now you can finally use all your stereo devices with just one easy to use and compact product – let the alchemy begin!

Main Features:

  • The complete final stage of your pedalboard
  • Foot-switchable Stereo Effects Loop
  • Dual Cabinet Simulation (Dual Mono IR Loader with 3 Celestion® Powered Presets and 2 customisable User slots) 
  • Ambience Control – for room simulation and more
  • Foot-switchable True Double-Tracker (Proprietary Doubler) with Width Control
  • Switchable Tube Power Amp Simulation (6L6/EL34/KT88)
  • Flexible internal signal routing
  • Premium Analog, high-headroom input, with high-impedance circuitry
  • Variable Input level (+/-24 dB of gain/reduction) for direct instrument or line level devices
  • Input Direct Thru connection 
  • Aux Input – Bluetooth Audio or 3.5 mm TRS, with Aux/Main Mix/Blend Control
  • Dual Headphone Outputs, with dedicated level control
  • Stereo Fully Balanced XLR DI Outputs, with ground lift and Variable Level Control (Mic/ Instrument/ +4 dBu)
  • Stereo 6.35 mm Balanced TRS outputs
  • USB C for loading user Impulse Responses and software updates
  • True Bypass silent relay-based soft switching
  • Made in Berlin, Germany 
  • Power by opt. 9 V PSU
          (9 V DC, centre -, 2.1 mm, >500 mA max. current draw)

Available: Late March 2024

 

 

It’s no secret that over the past few years stereo pedals have become a huge part of many musician’s rigs. While many regular tones can (and should) be mono, we at KMA love stereo effects (we actually have quite a few of our own in development right now), but why is it so hard to use them either at home or on the stage? Without the luxury of 2 amps (plus the ability to turn them up if you have them) or for owners of cab/amp simulators that are usually mono input by design, monitoring stereo effects properly can end up being so difficult that many just end up running their stereo effects in mono and therefore lose many of their spatial creativity nuances.

Doubling guitars in recording is also a common practice in a variety of musical styles. In many cases, a single guitarist will record the same track twice with each separate recording being spread to the left and right channels. The effect of this is unmistakable to the ear and the slight differences and nuances between the two separate performances complement each other to create a noticeable thickness, density and weight to the musical experience.

This is hard to get sounding right live too. Note this is not the same thing as simple doublers (that just delay one signal with a modulation) or ADT type solutions that are on the market today.

So, KMA developed ENDGAME. We wanted to make an easy to use product that gives the essentials of good tone, nothing more and nothing less. While from the front panel it might look like ENDGAME has lots of controls, compared to many hidden menus and screens in many other products, all means that it is also deceptively simple to use, despite the huge complexity of what’s going on inside!

 

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