The Gamechanger Audio PLASMA Coil is a version of the PLASMA Pedal designed together with Jack White and Third Man Records.
The Gamechanger Audio PLASMA Coil is a revolutionary way of producing distortion by converting your instrument’s signal into a series of high-voltage plasma discharges in a sealed xenon filled tube.
The result is an incredibly sharp and sizzling overdrive that is extremely clear, responsive, and most importantly fun! This patent-pending technology of high-voltage electric discharge also acts as a natural noise-gating device that creates strong contrasts between staccato notes, as well as eliminating all unwanted noise and pick-up hum. The Gamechanger Audio PLASMA Coil’s electric discharge tube produces beautiful visible bolts of lightning that react to the input signal, thus creating a captivating experience for all players. In essence you are playing a bolt of electricity.
Effects: Compared to the regular PLASMA Pedal, the Jack White’s version doesn’t have the dry/wet signal blend control, but instead has gritty and glitchy octave up and down effects:
- Volume boost;
- 2 subharmonic modes (bitcrush-style octave down);
- 1 upper harmonic mode (Octafuzz-style octave Up);
- 2 mixed modes (upper and lower harmonics combined).
These effects are toggled with the pedals secondary footswitch which can operate both in latching and momentary modes.
Unique Harmonic Saturation: The PLASMA Coil converts your instrument’s signal into a rapid series of electric discharges, which results in a large amount of non-linear harmonic saturation that causes extremely rich and responsive attacks, and brings out screeching sharp overtones and harmonics. These harmonic artefacts, produced as a byproduct of the high voltage discharge are uncommon in traditional signal amplification, and therefore PLASMA Coil’s distortion is unlike anything you have heard before.
Natural Noise Gate: As soon as you stop playing the electrical discharge within the gas-filled tube is interrupted, and the pedal will not produce any output signal at all.