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Routing/Effects Loop Pedal
Item ID: Keymaster

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Get Creative with Your Tone!

Whether you're looking for a cool way to get new tones out of your guitar rig, or you're looking for a way to use guitar amps and effects for an instrument other than guitar, the Pigtronix Keymaster is the pedal you need. Far from some one-trick-pony, the Keymaster is a versatile tool that gives you a ton of signal routing options, plus a pair of effects loops. You can use the Keymaster's flexible I/O options for anything from reamping to sending your snare mic through your guitar amp's spring reverb, and much more.

On the input side, the Keymaster's 1/4" input lets you plug in a hi-Z guitar-level source or a line-level source (balanced or unbalanced). There's also an XLR input, so you can hook up a dynamic microphone or a balanced line-level source. The Keymaster's output section is a mirror image of the input section, allowing you to match any input source to any piece of gear you own. And then there are the Keymaster's pair of independent true-bypass effects loops.

You can set the Keymaster's two effects loops to run either in a parallel or serial configuration, giving you total flexibility over your effects chain. A pair of footswitches lets you toggle each loop separately, and you can even plug in an expression pedal, which allows you to dynamically crossfade between them. The tone possibilities are endless! Isn't it about time you picked up a Pigtronix Keymaster?

Pigtronix Keymaster Routing/Effects Loop Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • 1/4" inputs for guitar or line-level signal (balanced or unbalanced)
  • XLR input lets you hook up balanced line or mic-level signal
  • 1/4" line (balanced or unbalanced) and XLR outputs
  • Separate gain boost controls for both the input and output volume
  • 2 x independent effects loops that you can run in parallel or serial configuration
  • Dynamically blend between effects loops, by hooking up your expression pedal
The Pigtronix Keymaster gives you amazing routing options onstage or in the studio!

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Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

There's a familiar slogan that was used by Apple in the late '90s: "Think Different." Pigtronix is another company that could just as easily use that slogan. Founded by guitar players who wanted to create unique analog effects pedals, Pigtronix makes a line of pedals that at first seem familiar, but the more you dig into them, the more you find those twists and quirks that set them apart as truly unique tone tools for creative musicians. (Note: I said musicians, not just guitar players -- these pedals are useful in all sorts of studio and live applications.) I received a large box containing all 11 of Pigtronix's pedal offerings. I've checked out demos of the pedals before and have been very impressed, but I have to admit that I wasn't prepared for just how much fun these pedals can be. The company's products break down into a few broad categories: Gain/Distortion -- These pedals include the brand-new Class A Boost, a clean boost/preamp pedal; the Aria, a diode-based overdrive with a 3-band EQ; the PolySaturator, a multi-stage distortion with a 3-band EQ; and the Disnortion, which provides fuzz and overdrive wired in parallel, along with an octave-up effect. Each of the pedals provides a different take on overdrive or distortion. Both the Aria and the PolySaturator cover the more "conventional" sounds, with the added EQ capability. The Disnortion can take you in entirely new directions. Compressor/Sustainer -- Both the Philosopher's Tone, a compressor/sustainer with built-in distortion, and the Philosopher King, which combines a sustainer effect with an envelope generator, can give you tons of sustain and dynamics control, while also allowing those little "extras" that can give you a signature sound. Modulation -- The EP2 Envelope Phaser and the Tremvelope provide a new take on their respective effects, with much more dynamic control over the sounds produced. If you really want to "play" your mod effects, you can do it with these boxes. Delay -- The Echolution is an incredibly advanced multi-tap delay that gives you tons of control. If you can't get the delay effects you want with this pedal -- from a single repeat to a wash of stereo rhythmic taps -- the problem isn't with the pedal! Synth -- The Mothership is a crazy pedal. It can create synthesizer-type sounds without requiring a special pickup or a modification to your guitar. It can also reach into the extremely wacky world of ring modulation for totally off-the-wall sounds. If you're looking to push the boundaries of what guitar can do, the Mothership is the one for you. Studio -- Why relegate your pedals solely to guitar? With the Keymaster, you can easily interface your pedals with your studio gear for a wide range of processing possibilities on your recorded tracks. But you can do even more than that. The Keymaster has series and parallel loops as well as a crossfade control for blending effects. It's a super-versatile routing solution for your pedalboard too. To sum up, I love these effects. They all sound great in the conventional sense, but then there's always that unique Pigtronix twist that opens up new tonal vistas. These are awesome creative tools.
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