The KMA Machines Mandrake Octo Shrieker is the Berlin-based company refinement of the octave-up fuzz circuit found in the “Shriek” section of their popular Moai Maea octave-drone pedal.
The core of the fuzz circuit is the Timber control, which sets the amount of gain. Filter is an EQ knob that gets bassier at higher settings – and doomy bassy tones is precisely what this pedal promises, which is also why the fuzz circuit is transistor-based, with enhanced rectification circuit topology, which delivers a more robust tone.
The two smaller knobs at the bottom control the amount of dry and octave-up (Oct+) signal.
Hear how it sounds in this video.
KMA Machines Mandrake Octo Shrieker’s Features
- Analog upper octave pedal – from subtle tone enhancement to full-on dual octave grind
- Ultra-fast tracking, with variable TIMBRE and FILTER controls
- Easy-to-use interface, with high levels of flexibility
- Discrete transistor-based fuzz, with enhanced rectification circuit topology – for a more robust and present upper-octave
- Active, pre-gain 2nd-order filter section, designed to perfectly prepare any instrument’s signal for octaval tones
- Independent Mix controls for precise balancing of both the effected and dry signals
- Compact enclosure with top-mounted jacks – will fit into any setup
- True Bypass silent relay-based soft switching