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Lichtlaerm Audio Medusa - Swedish Death Metal Distortion

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The Medusa is the successor of the probably most infamous pedal we created during Lichtlaerms first life: the Breathe//Die. As a collaboration with local Berlin band “Breathe//Die” it was the first HM2-style pedal to feature a noise reduction circuit, boost and an extended feature set in a compact enclosure. These sold out within days and subsequently went on the used market for up to 600USD! 

As it’s been one of the most requested pedals for us to bring back to life we decided to not just re-launch but redesign the circuit to give you even more flexibility and the most cohesive package on the market!
We took the first design and moved the boost into the core circuit resulting in up to three times the gain the classic chainsaw pedal offers you while also allowing you in to use our well-known cut control to shape the low end and create punchy palm mutes that the original was never capable of. 
We also increased the output immensely because… well: why not?
With great power comes great responsibility: meaning with all the gain and high output volume you can’t avoid a certain level of noise. That’s why we added a full version of our Key & Gate into the circuit: being triggered from the input like you’d to with modern noise gates and placed behind the loop so anything you blend with the Medusa profits from the gate as well. Loop? Yes! Like our King in Yellow we decided to add a parallel fx-loop to Medusa that allows you to blend her gnarly distortion with any other device: distortion, boost, overdrive or even the preamp of your favorite tube amp - or just leave the loop empty and use it as a clean blend. Of course you can invert the phase of the loop to avoid phase cancellations or create interesting out-of-phase sounds. 
We decided to keep the traditional HM2 EQ bands named low & grind to give you easy access to the well known grindy sounds we all love but added a parallel mids control (200-700hz) and a shelving high filter to add or tame presence. Due to this Presence control the Medusa also lends itself perfectly to being used as a preamp!
Last but not least we decided to throw in another switchable gain section: more modern, louder, more mid focused. So now you can decide between the filthy distortion of the black/orange box made famous in Sweden or a modern in-your-face kind of saturation that still has access to the infamous EQ of the HM2.

Of course as always: we put all these features in the same compact box and put an amazing artwork made of real gold by the outstanding Kasia Jasmina on it!
Get yours today and start tearing down walls and melting faces!

Features:

  • Lichtlaerm Audio Smart Relay technology

  • Swedish Death Metal distortion

  • 2 distinct, switchable gain stages

  • extremely high output, more than twice as much gain as the original

  • 4-band EQ with parametric mids

  • full blackmer-vca noise gate

  • Lichtlaerm-proprietary “cut”-control

  • parallel fx-loop with polarity switch

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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The Medusa is the successor of the probably most infamous pedal we created during Lichtlaerms first life: the Breathe//Die. As a collaboration with local Berlin band “Breathe//Die” it was the first HM2-style pedal to feature a noise reduction circuit, boost and an extended feature set in a compact enclosure. These sold out within days and subsequently went on the used market for up to 600USD! 

As it’s been one of the most requested pedals for us to bring back to life we decided to not just re-launch but redesign the circuit to give you even more flexibility and the most cohesive package on the market!
We took the first design and moved the boost into the core circuit resulting in up to three times the gain the classic chainsaw pedal offers you while also allowing you in to use our well-known cut control to shape the low end and create punchy palm mutes that the original was never capable of. 
We also increased the output immensely because… well: why not?
With great power comes great responsibility: meaning with all the gain and high output volume you can’t avoid a certain level of noise. That’s why we added a full version of our Key & Gate into the circuit: being triggered from the input like you’d to with modern noise gates and placed behind the loop so anything you blend with the Medusa profits from the gate as well. Loop? Yes! Like our King in Yellow we decided to add a parallel fx-loop to Medusa that allows you to blend her gnarly distortion with any other device: distortion, boost, overdrive or even the preamp of your favorite tube amp - or just leave the loop empty and use it as a clean blend. Of course you can invert the phase of the loop to avoid phase cancellations or create interesting out-of-phase sounds. 
We decided to keep the traditional HM2 EQ bands named low & grind to give you easy access to the well known grindy sounds we all love but added a parallel mids control (200-700hz) and a shelving high filter to add or tame presence. Due to this Presence control the Medusa also lends itself perfectly to being used as a preamp!
Last but not least we decided to throw in another switchable gain section: more modern, louder, more mid focused. So now you can decide between the filthy distortion of the black/orange box made famous in Sweden or a modern in-your-face kind of saturation that still has access to the infamous EQ of the HM2.

Of course as always: we put all these features in the same compact box and put an amazing artwork made of real gold by the outstanding Kasia Jasmina on it!
Get yours today and start tearing down walls and melting faces!

Features:

  • Lichtlaerm Audio Smart Relay technology

  • Swedish Death Metal distortion

  • 2 distinct, switchable gain stages

  • extremely high output, more than twice as much gain as the original

  • 4-band EQ with parametric mids

  • full blackmer-vca noise gate

  • Lichtlaerm-proprietary “cut”-control

  • parallel fx-loop with polarity switch

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!