For thousand of years they tower over the green meadows along the coast and the hillside of Rapa Nui. Moai Maea, silent and solemn – venerated and mystified by a long forgotten ancient culture. It will let you feel the droning and shrieking of the mighty erupting Rano Raraku where the Moai Maea was born.
Moai Maea is KMA Audio Machines‘ answer to long forgotten analog octaver sounds to generate a huge wall of sound by playing just one note. It generates one higher octave and up to two sub-octaves. The higher octave has an edgy and fuzzy character which is reminis- cent of old seventy octave up sounds like Hendrix or The Stooges. The sub-octaves turn your guitar into a filthy bass guitar with groundshaking lows. We added a sub-octave mode switch for more versatility. Choose between either the first (-I), the second (-II) or both together (-I/-II), which gives you the sought-after wall of sound.
The Moai gives you the possibility to create an individual mix of each generated octave and the original signal. To expand your soundscapes we added a serial bufferd FX-Loop at the clean path with a phase inverter to avoid phase cancelation when it comes to signal mixing. Each octave section is footswitchable. You can turn on and off the higher octave by jumping on the SHRIEK switch and the sub-octave by the DRONE switch.
The Moai Maea is an analog octaver and works monophonic only, not polyphonic! That means for a clean and perfect tracking, you have to play single notes because of the analog circuit design. Keep in mind that chords will sound glitchy, but charming anyway.
Due to the fact that the Moai Maea is an analog octaver the tracking is limited along the fretboard. To improve the tracking use a compressor/booster/drive pedal in front of the Moai Maea
Because of some requests the jack order from right to left is:
INPUT, FX-Loop SEND, FX-Loop RETURN and OUTPUT
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every pedal is designed, assembled, silkscreened, tested and numbered by hand