The Pigtronix Keymaster is an impedance matching, effects mixing direct box that allows musicians to do more with the gear they already own. Without loss of tone, the Keymaster routes any sound source (XLR mic, line level or instruments) into effects via two, true-bypass loops and then optimizes the mixed effects signal for your instrument amplifier, mixing console or DAW.
The Keymaster’s unique and intuitive arrangement provides musicians of all types with an elegant solution for routing their sound through effects in a creative fashion and then out into any device without losing signal integrity. The two loops can be switched between series and parallel, with a CROSSFADE function for on-board or expression pedal controlled blending of different effects. Input and Output boost controls add up to 10db of gain both before and after the loops.
The Keymaster lets musicians easily blend their instrument’s natural tone with a floor processor or even cell phone and laptop computer based effects using a standard expression pedal. Vocalists and horn players can use the Keymaster to control their effects mix from the stage. Guitar players can now mix pedals like a DJ does two turntables.
Already in use by some of the world’s top producers and FOH mix engineer's, the Keymaster elegantly answers the unmet needs of musicians at every level, opening up endless realms of possibility for combining the effects you already own.
"I use the Keymaster to run the Piano mic through my Leslie Cabinet, drum mics into spring reverb and to get vocals into guitar amps. This pedal kills. You need it, I can't live without it." —Hector Castillo - Producer /Engineer for David Bowie, Bjork, Roger Waters, Brazilian Girls
“The Keymaster is an amazing machine!” —Sean Quackenbush – FOH engineer for Robert Randolph, Experience Hendrix Tour, Lettuce
Pigtronix Keymaster carries a list price of $299 and is available now at Pigtronix dealers everywhere. Check out the Keymaster and the whole line of Pigtronix effects at www.pigtronix.com.