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Jun 24, 2021

KMA Machines Tyler Deluxe

The KMA Machines Tyler isn’t really an effects pedal. Rather, a device designed to bring new life to the pedals you already have by splitting the signal into two parallel loops that let you make separate chains for your high and low frequencies. The new Deluxe version takes things to the next level.

The Tyler splits your signal into different FX loops: a HIGH PASS and a LOW PASS one. Each filter can be set independently and has a 12 dB/oct. roll-off with a variable cut-off frequency from 20 Hz to 3 kHz). Each loop has its own footswitch and – when activated – the two loops’ signals are then remixed inside the pedal into mono.

A Mix knob, a Clean knob, and three-phase switches (one for each loop and one for the mixed signal) allow to fine-tune the various resulting signal for optimal results.

Other improvements of the Deluxe version involve noise floor, a warmer sound of the Sends and ground-loops avoidance thanks to a new design.

The KMA Machines Tyler Deluxe is a particularly inspiring routing pedal for creative players interested in experimenting with texture involving using different effects on different frequencies of the same part, but also for tone-obsessed guitar or bass players who may want to compress or treat low and high frequencies in different ways.

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 ground-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 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 highpass 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 STEEL footswitch and you will never turn off TYLER again! You can also insert different modulation pedals, for example insert a lush phaser for the lows and a nice shimmering delay for the highs and TYLER will make it sound like two different guitars are playing at once. Mix up your modulation pedals with any dirt pedals, for a very pronounced and punchy sound all coming from one amp. 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.

Powered by an optional standard 9V DC (max.) PSU (negative center, 2.1mm, approx. 100mA current draw)

 

Every pedal is designed, assembled, silkscreened, tested and numbered by hand in our small workshop. We use external manufactured PCBs to guarantee our high quality standard and keep the price of our pedals reasonable. The use of an indestructible powdercoated die-cast enclosure ensures a maximum durability.