The Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Compact Overdrive Pedal takes the unique circuit design of our groundbreaking RevivalDRIVE and condenses it into a smaller, more pedalboard-friendly package.
Housing a complete valve amp-style signal path, recreated in all-analogue electronics, the RevivalDRIVE features a streamlined set of controls that make it easier than ever to dial in a wide range of stunningly realistic valve amp tones.
Just like its bigger brother, the RevivalDRIVE Compact is all about real amp overdrive. By replicating the way a real valve amp behaves at circuit level, the RevivalDRIVE Compact delivers stunningly realistic tone, feel and dynamic response, ranging from clean to fully cranked.
With a built-in blend control to mix your clean and overdriven signals and a powerful Post-Drive EQ that shapes the pedal’s output to suit the amp you’re using, this is one compact pedal that leaves all other amp-in-a-box effects in its shadow.
Real valve amp sound and response: Inside the RevivalDRIVE Compact, we’ve recreated every stage of a valve amp’s signal path using all-analogue components, with discrete transistor-based circuitry standing in for the valves themselves.
The pedal’s simplified controls directly shape key properties of this simulated amp circuit. By adjusting things like preamp voicing, break-up characteristics and low-frequency distortion, you can get straight to the key factors that govern great amp tone.
Fewer controls, tons of flexibility: In the designing the RevivalDRIVE Compact, we worked hard to distil the complex functionality of the original pedal into an intuitive set of controls while still retaining as much range as possible.
The brand-new Highs control takes the original pedal’s three distinct preamp voicing modes and maps them onto a single, continuous knob that offers a wealth of new in-between settings.
They also redesigned the Blend knob to simultaneously back off the gain as you mix in your clean tone, ensuring pleasing, musical results throughout the control’s travel.
Powerful Post-Drive EQ: While most overdrives will work well with some amps and less well with others, the RevivalDRIVE Compact’s built-in Post-Drive EQ lets you tailor the output of the pedal to work with just about any amp, as well as flat-response power amps, mixers and recording interfaces.
The Post-Drive EQ means you don’t have to compromise your preferred clean settings just because your overdrive sounds too harsh or too wooly. Simply set your amp how you like it, then adjust the RevivalDRIVE Compact’s proprietary EQ filter until it sounds right.
- Class-A preamp stage with realistic amp gain-staging
- Phase inverter and push-pull power amp stages
- Variable negative feedback in the output stage
- Realistic rectifier and mains transformer sag
- Reactive load to simulate interaction between amp and speaker
- Blend knob to mix in your dry signal
- Powerful tone-shaping Post-Drive EQ
- High-current, low-noise electronics
- Ultra-high input impedance
- Silent switching
- High-quality buffered bypass
- Premium components throughout
- Advanced power supply filtering and protection
- PSU Spec. 85mA @ 9V, center-negative (PSU not included)
- Designed and built in England