Canadian boutique manufacturer Artificial Noise has announced the Mini-Pre pedal. This pedal is based on the "Pre-Amp" portion of the original Minimoog synthesizer, with a 3-Band EQ. The pedal was designed with overdrive harmonics in mind, which adds analog warmth to digital sources. This includes apps, as demonstrated in the demo below! Pre-orders are now available for $USD175.
"Mini-Pre" - Pre-amplifier and 3 Band EQ Effects Pedal by Artificial Noise
It may be called "Mini" but that's not how it sounds!
The name comes from it's circuit design which is based on "Pre-Amp" portion of the original Minimoog synthesizer, along with a classic 3-band Equalizer makes for a warm, woolly and thick sound. The Mini-Pre is 100% analog, with the preamp portion a vintage-style transistor based design and the EQ is a clean Brown-Burr opamp design that can cut or boost approximately 15 dbs in each of the 3 bands:
HI - wide band 4kHz and up
MID - Narrower around 600Hz
LO - wide band 100Hz and down
The Preamp can go from soft warmth to full on Fuzz and sounds great taking line-level instruments or hi-z ones like guitar. Switch is true-bypass.
- Pre-Amp: Controls the gain, from soft warmth to overdriving fuzz tones.
- Vol: The output volume.
- LO: Controls the Bass frequency cut/boost.
- MID: Controls the Mid frequency cut/boost
- HI: Controls the High frequency cut/boost
Each Mini-Pre is hand numbered and made in limited, small batches from our shop in Winnipeg Canada.
The Mini-Pre runs on 9v DC power supply which is included in the price.
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*The audio was recorded directly into a Resident Audio T4/Macbook Air, no other effects, compression or audio treatments were used.