Description

The Micro Harmonic Transformer from Death By Audio packs the same crunchy harmonic saturation, distortion and sustaining fuzz of the original cult-classic Harmonic Transformer in a smaller, pedalboard-friendly format. The six transistors in the Micro Harmonic Transformer are specially tuned to react only when there’s a signal present, so this pedal provides all the raging overtones you need from ripping fuzz tones, clanging mid-scooped riffs, complex inter-modulated harmonic distortion and squelchy alien feedback. Bring guitars into focus with natural, articulate saturation and dirt, or vicious, mid-scooped square wave thump and sizzle that goes past fuzz territory and beyond. Breathe new life into your old synthesizer patches and drum machines with over-the-top harmonic insanity. Run drum submixes through it to de-digitize them and get blasted by raw saturated power.

The controls on the Micro Harmonic Transformer are simple and versatile. The Intensity Switch selects the level of transformation from natural-sounding harmonic overdrive to a rude, over-the-top fuzz with higher gain and extended harmonics. The Harmonic Shape switch goes between two specially-tuned complex filter arrays that lets you choose either a warm, full-bodied sound with a pleasing organic crunch or a dry, mid-scooped sound with a tighter attack and sharper edges. The Volume knob controls the output level and is juiced up with tons of output past unity gain so you can slam the front end of your amplifier for extra grit. The Micro Harmonic Transformer is highly interactive with the input signal, so experiment with pedalboard placement and pedal combinations to unlock new sounds. Dial in lighter overdrives and gated, decaying fuzz envelopes by rolling back your instrument’s volume control or run it wide open for crushing, colossal distortion sounds.
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 4.83" x 2.98" x 2.34" (including hardware)
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Power: 9V (runs on standard 2.1mm negative center 9V adapter or included 9V battery)
  • Current Draw: 1 mA

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