The Advanced Freq Splitter
Do you remember the sounds coming from the woods, as a rough and towering man was wielding his frequency-splitting axe? Driven by nature’s most primordial force, that man then dropped his simple axe, picked up his power saw and evolved into something more. Something bigger, stronger and more versatile. Standing tall is TYLER DELUXE – the ultimate frequency-selective signal-splitting tool, ideal for developing new sounds and leading your creativity down new inspiring parallel paths.
- Two-Channel Signal Splitter – Variable 12 dB/oct. Low/High-Pass
- Fully-Isolated and Transformer-based FX Loop Sends
- Variable Clean Blend and Mix controls – for the perfect blend of highs and lows
- Loop-dedicated and main Phase-Inverters
- Relay-based soft-switching
- Separate Buffered FX-Loops for each filter
- Active Level Control – up to12 dB boost
- Made in Berlin, Germany
- Powered by 9 V PSU
Available: Early July 2021
KMA Machine’s TYLER (active and variable two channel crossover/signal splitter) has successfully found its place on many bass and guitar players’ boards around the world, helping them refine and define their tone. However never to stand still, we at KMA Machines decided to step up the game and create a more advanced, versatile and flexible solution, based on the great feedback from our users.
The heart of the pedal is still the same essential filter sections, which splits your signal into different loops with HIGH PASS and LOW PASS paths (both filters have a 12 dB/oct. roll-off with a variable cut-off frequency from 20 Hz to 3 kHz). The rest of the vital tonal organs have had a thorough upgrade, which has resulted in an improved noise floor too. So, let’s dive into everything that makes this pedal DELUXE.
Since the original TYLER was also used as an advanced AB/Y box by many, it was found that ground loops could occur – no more with TYLER DELUXE! Both SENDs are now transformer coupled (with TRIAD Magnetics) to give you a nice and warm saturation, while avoiding groun
d-loops (internal slide-switched ground-lift). To be prepared for almost every situation and every pedal, both loops also got their own phase inversion switch (+/-) to get rid of potential unwanted phase cancelation.
The next new must-have feature is there to ensure the transparency of your setup and because we know it’s important to you and to us, we added the good old CLEAN blend.
So far so good, but the deluxe delights don’t stop here! A master phase-switch ensures a fixed and reliable interaction with your set filter-frequency in every situation, no matter if you either have a loop engaged or not. But wait, for all of you who wants to follow TYLER’s evolution, we added another claimed feature. The LP-CUT and HP-CUT switches will now mute your loops when bypassed, which will give you tons of new options to be creative, by only using the engaged loops without having clean artefacts pass through when disengaging one of the loops.
Modern times brings modern needs, so TYLER DELUXE is now equipped with relay-based soft-switches, an internal step-up to increase the headroom for hotter input signals and low-noise op-amps to improve the overall sound-quality and usability.
Some fun examples of use: Bass players want to retain their low end while using their favourite fuzz or dirt pedal. Insert your dirt box in the high-pass FX-Loop and adjust the cut-off frequency of the High and Low Pass to your needs. Dial in your preferred ratio of those Low and High Pass signals, engage the HP LOOP footswitch and you will never turn off TYLER DELUXE again!
If there ever was a Swiss army knife for your tone, then TYLER DELUXE must surely be it. So, fire up your frequency saw and start defining your own unique sonic path.
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