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This is a PRE ORDER for the new UA Astra Modulation Machine! Shipment is landing sometime Mid May 2021.

Universal Audio has taken a selection of their finest DSP-powered emulations of classic effects and packed them into thoughtfully designed, ultra-robust guitar pedals that are a tone chaser’s dream come true. The Universal Astra Modulation Machine puts three legendary modulation effects at your feet — a bucket-brigade chorus, a flanger/doubler, and a vintage amp tremolo — all of which uncannily bottle realistic analog character and vibe. With true bypass switching and an optional buffered bypass, the Astra Modulation Machine keeps your core tone intact, while allowing you to layer on swathes of gorgeous modulation. Guitarists at Sweetwater often reach for the UAD software versions of these effects when shaping their guitar tone in the box, so we’re thrilled to be able to now transport these tones to the stage. Plus, the Astra Modulation ups the ante on all of these effects, offering stereo and dual-mono operation and a preset mode to store your favorite settings and switch between effects during a performance. With its unmatched sonic authenticity, the Universal Audio Astra Modulation Machine pedal is bound to become your new favorite pedal for infusing your playing with warbles, wobbles, and wash!

CHORUS BRIGADE

Based on the beloved Japanese chorus ensemble effect that hit the streets back in 1976, the Chorus Brigade conjures up the lush, swirling analog chorusing popularized by guitar legends such as Andy Summers, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Brian May, as well as modern players like John Frusciante, Alex Turner, and Kevin Parker, among others. The Chorus Brigade features two modes: a set-it-and-forget-it chorus and a tweakable vibrato with depth and speed controls. Additionally, Universal Audio included the original big gray pedal’s preamp level control for driving the effect into some seriously glorious saturation!

FLANGER/DOUBLER

Making its debut in the late 1970s, a bright blue rack unit flanger and doubler found its way into the rigs of countless guitarists during the 1980s and 1990s. Universal Audio perfectly captured this “meta” effect, which used bucket-brigade circuitry to mimic the analog tape flanging effect that was heavily employed by psychedelic bands in the 1960s. Unabashedly lo-fi, the Flanger/Doubler pulls off a range of effects, from unstable-tape-machine wow and flutter to underwater wooshing — all with a deliciously scooped tone and loads of grit.

TREM 65

When it comes to tremolo, nothing is quite like the optical tube tremolos featured on vintage tube combo amps — the ones boldly mislabeled “vibrato”! The Trem 65 serves up that wide-swing sound in spades, with switchable sine and square wave modes, so you can keep it subtle or go in for the hard chop. And for an even more dramatic effect, switch into stereo mode for wall-to-wall panned tremolo!

TWO ADDITIONAL FREE EFFECTS: X90 PHASER AND DHARMA TREM ’61

As if the three awesome stock effects weren’t enough, Universal Audio sweetens the pot with two free effects when you register your Astra Modulation Machine — the X90 Phaser and Dharma Trem 61 — which can be loaded onto the pedal via USB. The X90 Phaser gives you access to the “script” and “block” versions of the iconic orange phaser pedal; the Dharma Trem 61 emulates the unique vintage harmonic tremolo circuit installed in certain brownface, blonde tube combos, with a modern dynamics processor that lets you ramp up or ramp down the tremolo speed to a defined rate.

 

UNIVERSAL AUDIO ASTRA MODULATION MACHINE PEDAL FEATURES:

  • 3 classic modulation effect emulations powered by UAD DSP
  • Chorus Brigade conjures up the 1970s big gray unit’s lush, analog chorus and vibrato
  • Flanger/Doubler recreates the characterful blueface bucket-brigade rackmount flanger
  • Trem 65 offers warm, opto tube-style tremolo with sine and square wave modes
  • 2 free effects upon registration: X90 Phaser and Dharma Trem 61
  • Operates in mono, dual-mono, and stereo modes with automatic mono/stereo detection
  • Rugged enclosure with top-notch components
  • True bypass and optional buffered bypass modes

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!

This is a PRE ORDER for the new UA Astra Modulation Machine! Shipment is landing sometime Mid May 2021.

Universal Audio has taken a selection of their finest DSP-powered emulations of classic effects and packed them into thoughtfully designed, ultra-robust guitar pedals that are a tone chaser’s dream come true. The Universal Astra Modulation Machine puts three legendary modulation effects at your feet — a bucket-brigade chorus, a flanger/doubler, and a vintage amp tremolo — all of which uncannily bottle realistic analog character and vibe. With true bypass switching and an optional buffered bypass, the Astra Modulation Machine keeps your core tone intact, while allowing you to layer on swathes of gorgeous modulation. Guitarists at Sweetwater often reach for the UAD software versions of these effects when shaping their guitar tone in the box, so we’re thrilled to be able to now transport these tones to the stage. Plus, the Astra Modulation ups the ante on all of these effects, offering stereo and dual-mono operation and a preset mode to store your favorite settings and switch between effects during a performance. With its unmatched sonic authenticity, the Universal Audio Astra Modulation Machine pedal is bound to become your new favorite pedal for infusing your playing with warbles, wobbles, and wash!

CHORUS BRIGADE

Based on the beloved Japanese chorus ensemble effect that hit the streets back in 1976, the Chorus Brigade conjures up the lush, swirling analog chorusing popularized by guitar legends such as Andy Summers, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Brian May, as well as modern players like John Frusciante, Alex Turner, and Kevin Parker, among others. The Chorus Brigade features two modes: a set-it-and-forget-it chorus and a tweakable vibrato with depth and speed controls. Additionally, Universal Audio included the original big gray pedal’s preamp level control for driving the effect into some seriously glorious saturation!

FLANGER/DOUBLER

Making its debut in the late 1970s, a bright blue rack unit flanger and doubler found its way into the rigs of countless guitarists during the 1980s and 1990s. Universal Audio perfectly captured this “meta” effect, which used bucket-brigade circuitry to mimic the analog tape flanging effect that was heavily employed by psychedelic bands in the 1960s. Unabashedly lo-fi, the Flanger/Doubler pulls off a range of effects, from unstable-tape-machine wow and flutter to underwater wooshing — all with a deliciously scooped tone and loads of grit.

TREM 65

When it comes to tremolo, nothing is quite like the optical tube tremolos featured on vintage tube combo amps — the ones boldly mislabeled “vibrato”! The Trem 65 serves up that wide-swing sound in spades, with switchable sine and square wave modes, so you can keep it subtle or go in for the hard chop. And for an even more dramatic effect, switch into stereo mode for wall-to-wall panned tremolo!

TWO ADDITIONAL FREE EFFECTS: X90 PHASER AND DHARMA TREM ’61

As if the three awesome stock effects weren’t enough, Universal Audio sweetens the pot with two free effects when you register your Astra Modulation Machine — the X90 Phaser and Dharma Trem 61 — which can be loaded onto the pedal via USB. The X90 Phaser gives you access to the “script” and “block” versions of the iconic orange phaser pedal; the Dharma Trem 61 emulates the unique vintage harmonic tremolo circuit installed in certain brownface, blonde tube combos, with a modern dynamics processor that lets you ramp up or ramp down the tremolo speed to a defined rate.

 

UNIVERSAL AUDIO ASTRA MODULATION MACHINE PEDAL FEATURES:

  • 3 classic modulation effect emulations powered by UAD DSP
  • Chorus Brigade conjures up the 1970s big gray unit’s lush, analog chorus and vibrato
  • Flanger/Doubler recreates the characterful blueface bucket-brigade rackmount flanger
  • Trem 65 offers warm, opto tube-style tremolo with sine and square wave modes
  • 2 free effects upon registration: X90 Phaser and Dharma Trem 61
  • Operates in mono, dual-mono, and stereo modes with automatic mono/stereo detection
  • Rugged enclosure with top-notch components
  • True bypass and optional buffered bypass modes

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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