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PLASMA RACK

This IS high voltage rock'n'roll

The PLASMA RACK is a 1U sized high-end audio effects unit designed for professional and studio use. At its heart is the unique High Voltage Distortion concept – a brand new way of analog signal processing developed by Gamechanger Audio.

Available directly from GCA, Worldwide Express Shipping

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PLASMA RACK

HOW IT WORKS

By using a High voltage step-up flyback transformer, PLASMA RACK turns your instrument’s signal into a rapid series of electric discharges in a Xenon-filled tube. These powerful discharges (up to 5500 Volts) then get picked up by a specially designed electromagnetic receiver and turned back into audio-level signal. This process results in a large amount of punishingly heavy distortion, and also saturates the sound with a wide range of harmonics and overtones.

Plasma Rack

In essence – you are playing a bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analog audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with TONS of unique character!

The harmonic artefacts, created as a byproduct of the high-voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA distortion is unlike anything you have heard before.

The way PLASMA Rack reacts with different instruments and sound sources simply cannot be recreated with any other analog machine, plugin or by digital sound modeling.

“The PLASMA Rack by Gamechanger Audio is one of the most unique effects racks I have come across. I love the gritty textures the plasma tube brings to my synth sounds and drum loops. And essential piece of kit to anyone looking for something truly unique and different!"

“The PLASMA Rack takes the PLASMA Pedal to a whole new level! The extra EQ control, the pad on the input and the trem/ring mod feature will take whatever thoughts you had about distortion and manipulation to a higher level This thing can mangle sound like nobody's business!"

“While it's $1,499 price tag may place the Gamechanger Audio PLASMA Rack beyond the reach of many, I can vouch that it's well worth the cost - it is the most unique distortion I've heard in 25 years. It is a blast to play with and sounds amazingly good. Regardless of the sound source, it is musical and quite usable. So many of the distortion plug-ins today sound good on their own, but are difficult to place in a mix - the Gamechanger Audio PLASMA Rack is not that way at all!"

PLASMA RACK IN ACTION

Plasma Rack

PLASMA RACK

  • United States: No Sales Tax for US Orders
  • European Union: VAT will be added to orders without an EU-VAT number
  • All other countries may face customs duties
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Your region’s suitable power cable is included.

    You may cancel your order any time by emailing us at [email protected]

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Unbalanced input
ConnectorTip-sleeve 1/4” jack
Impedance1MΩ
Maximum input level+ 11 dBu
Maximum undistorted input level0 dBu (Gain setting at minimum)
TypeInstrument input, RF filtered, true bypass to unbalanced output
Balanced input
ConnectorCombo connector: Female XLR and Tip-Ring-Sleeve ¼” (Pin 2 and Tip hot)
Impedance4.38 kΩ 1.5 kΩ (PAD switch on)
Maximum input level+17 dBu (Clamped by protection devices) +37 dBu (PAD switch on, clamped by protection devices)
Maximum undistorted input level+2dBu (Gain setting at minimum) +22 dBu (PAD switch on, Gain setting at min)
TypeMic/Line input, RF filtered, true bypass to balanced output
Unbalanced output
ConnectorTip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
Impedance220Ω
Maximum output level+7 dBu
Balanced output
ConnectorMale XLR (Pin 2 Hot)
Impedance200 Ω
Maximum output level+ 10 dBu
FX loop send (1-3)
ConnectorTip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
Impedance100 Ω
Maximum output level+12 dBu (Line level) -6 dBu (Instrument level)
FX loop return (1-3)
ConnectorTip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
Impedance1 MΩ
Maximum output level+14 dBu
MIDI in/out/through
Connector5-pin DIN (180 degree)
TypeOp cally isolated input, RF filtered
Expression pedal
ConnectorTip-Ring-Sleeve ¼” (Wiper p, CCW ring, CW sleeve)
TypeDesigned for potentiometer-based expression pedals, RF filtered
Gain and signal levels
Preamp gain range-26 to +12 dB
Unbalanced inputrecommended level for 0dB gain se ng: -15 dBu
Balanced input (PAD switch off)recommended level for 0dB gain setting: -9 dBu
Balanced input (PAD switch on)recommended level for 0dB gain se ng: +11 dBu
FX loop level (Line) +4 dBu at recommended input level
FX loop level (Instrument)-15 dBu at recommended input level
Volume control gain-80 to +12 dB
Pad Attenuation-20 dB, applies for balanced input only
EQ
Low frequency10 Hz, -20 to 20 dB Low-pass shelving filter
Mid frequency600 Hz, -6 to 6 dB
High frequency20 kHz, -10 to 10 dB, High-pass shelving filter
TypeBaxandall, MIDI controllable
Tremolo
Rate range0.85 to 2600 Hz
Depth control0 – 100%, in (positive range) or out (negative range) of phase between clean and distorted signals
Tube
GasXenon
Discharge voltage5.5 kV
System performance
Frequency Response30 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio69 dB clean channel (A weighted); 78 dB drive channel (A weighted);
Operating Temperature0º to 40º C
Power Supply
TypeUniversal, switch – mode
Operating voltage90 – 245 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption60 W
Physical
Dimensions440mm (W) x 255mm (D) x 40mm (H)
Shipping box dimensions540mm (W) x 380mm (D) x 100mm (H)
Weight4.1 kg
Shipping weight4.5 kg
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PLASMA IN TOE RAG STUDIOS

In the summer of 2018 we had the utmost pleasure to record and film at the legendary Toe Rag studios in London with sound engineer Liam Watson!

PLASMA RACK

This IS high voltage rock'n'roll

The PLASMA RACK is a 1U sized high-end audio effects unit designed for professional and studio use. At its heart is the unique High Voltage Distortion concept – a brand new way of analog signal processing developed by Gamechanger Audio.

Available directly from GCA, Worldwide Express Shipping

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HOW IT WORKS

You're playing a bolt of lightning.

By using a High voltage step-up flyback transformer, PLASMA RACK turns your instrument’s signal into a rapid series of electric discharges in a Xenon-filled tube. These powerful discharges (up to 5500 Volts) then get picked up by a specially designed electromangatec receiver and turned back into audio-level signal. This process results in a large amount of punishingly heavy distortion, and also saturates the sound with a wide range of harmonics and overtones.

In essence – you are playing a bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analog audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with TONS of unique character!

The harmonic artefacts, created as a byproduct of the high-voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA distortion is unlike anything you have heard before.

The way PLASMA Rack reacts with different instruments and sound sources simply cannot be recreated with any other analog machine, plugin or by digital sound modeling.

RICHARD DEVINE

“THE PLASMA RACK BY GAMECHANGER AUDIO IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE EFFECTS RACKS I HAVE COME ACROSS. I LOVE THE GRITTY TEXTURES THE PLASMA TUBE BRINGS TO MY SYNTH SOUNDS AND DRUM LOOPS. AN ESSENTIAL PIECE OF KIT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT!“

JOE BARRESI

“THE PLASMA RACK TAKES THE PLASMA PEDAL A WHOLE NEW LEVEL! THE EXTRA EQ CONTROL, THE PAD ON THE INPUT AND THE TREM/RING MOD FEATURE WILL TAKE WHATEVER THOUGHTS YOU HAD ABOUT DISTORTION AND MANIPULATION TO A HIGHER LEVEL. THIS THING CAN MANGLE A SOUND LIKE NOBODYS BUSINESS! “

RUSS LONG

“WHILE ITS $1,499 PRICE TAG MAY PLACE, THE GAMECHANGER AUDIO PLASMA RACK BEYOND THE REACH OF MANY, I CAN VOUCH THAT IT’S WELL WORTH THE COST—IT IS THE MOST UNIQUE DISTORTION I’VE HEARD IN 25 YEARS. IT IS A BLAST TO PLAY WITH AND SOUNDS AMAZINGLY GOOD. REGARDLESS OF THE SOUND SOURCE, IT IS MUSICAL AND QUITE USABLE. SO MANY OF THE DISTORTION PLUG-INS TODAY SOUND GOOD ON THEIR OWN, BUT ARE DIFFICULT TO PLACE IN A MIX—THE GAMECHANGER AUDIO PLASMA RACK IS NOT THAT WAY AT ALL!“

PLASMA RACK IN ACTION

PLASMA Rack

  • United States: No Sales Tax for US Orders
  • European Union: VAT will be added to orders without an EU-VAT number
  • All other countries may face customs duties
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Your region’s suitable power cable is included.

    You may cancel your order any time by emailing us at [email protected]

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Unbalanced input
ConnectorTip-sleeve 1/4” jack
Impedance1MΩ
Maximum input level+ 11 dBu
Maximum undistorted input level0 dBu (Gain setting at minimum)
TypeInstrument input, RF filtered, true bypass to unbalanced output
Balanced input
ConnectorCombo connector: Female XLR and Tip-Ring-Sleeve ¼” (Pin 2 and Tip hot)
Impedance4.38 kΩ 1.5 kΩ (PAD switch on)
Maximum input level+17 dBu (Clamped by protection devices) +37 dBu (PAD switch on, clamped by protection devices)
Maximum undistorted input level+2dBu (Gain setting at minimum) +22 dBu (PAD switch on, Gain setting at min)
TypeMic/Line input, RF filtered, true bypass to balanced output
Unbalanced output
ConnectorTip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
Impedance220Ω
Maximum output level+7 dBu
Balanced output
ConnectorMale XLR (Pin 2 Hot)
Impedance200 Ω
Maximum output level+ 10 dBu
FX loop send (1-3)
ConnectorTip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
Impedance100 Ω
Maximum output level+12 dBu (Line level) -6 dBu (Instrument level)
FX loop return (1-3)
ConnectorTip-Sleeve ¼” Jack
Impedance1 MΩ
Maximum output level+14 dBu
MIDI in/out/through
Connector5-pin DIN (180 degree)
TypeOp cally isolated input, RF filtered
Expression pedal
ConnectorTip-Ring-Sleeve ¼” (Wiper p, CCW ring, CW sleeve)
TypeDesigned for potentiometer-based expression pedals, RF filtered
Gain and signal levels
Preamp gain range-26 to +12 dB
Unbalanced inputrecommended level for 0dB gain se ng: -15 dBu
Balanced input (PAD switch off)recommended level for 0dB gain setting: -9 dBu
Balanced input (PAD switch on)recommended level for 0dB gain se ng: +11 dBu
FX loop level (Line) +4 dBu at recommended input level
FX loop level (Instrument)-15 dBu at recommended input level
Volume control gain-80 to +12 dB
Pad Attenuation-20 dB, applies for balanced input only
EQ
Low frequency10 Hz, -20 to 20 dB Low-pass shelving filter
Mid frequency600 Hz, -6 to 6 dB
High frequency20 kHz, -10 to 10 dB, High-pass shelving filter
TypeBaxandall, MIDI controllable
Tremolo
Rate range0.85 to 2600 Hz
Depth control0 – 100%, in (positive range) or out (negative range) of phase between clean and distorted signals
Tube
GasXenon
Discharge voltage5.5 kV
System performance
Frequency Response30 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio69 dB clean channel (A weighted); 78 dB drive channel (A weighted);
Operating Temperature0º to 40º C
Power Supply
TypeUniversal, switch – mode
Operating voltage90 – 245 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption60 W
Physical
Dimensions440mm (W) x 255mm (D) x 40mm (H)
Shipping box dimensions540mm (W) x 380mm (D) x 100mm (H)
Weight4.1 kg
Shipping weight4.5 kg
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