KMA Machines has launched the Tyler Deluxe, a unique dual-filter pedal that lets you split your signal into high and low frequencies, then send it in parallel to two different effect loops, or even different amplifiers.
The pedal is an updated version of KMA Machines’ regular Tyler pedal, retaining its core functionality and adding in a host of handy features based on player feedback. That core functionality splits your signal in two and applies a low-pass filter to one copy and a high-pass filter to another. Both filters have a 12 dB-per-octave roll-off with a variable cut-off frequency from 20 Hz to 3 kHz.
The split signals then leave the pedal through its send for parallel effects chains. Using the return jacks sums the signal back together. An addition for the Deluxe version is a clean blend, which mixes back in your input with the summed low- and high-pass signals. This control joins an overall level control and a mix knob, which adjusts levels between the high-pass and low-pass sides.
Each loop has its own footswitch alongside a central footswitch to engage the pedal as a whole.
One notable addition is that of transformer-coupled send jacks. These eliminate the ground loops that can occur when using the Tyler Deluxe into two amplifiers, as the ground connection is no longer shared between them. Relatedly, both loops also have their own phase-invert switch, to compensate for any phasing issues that may occur down the line.
Some minor tweaks to the circuitry have also been made, lowering the pedal’s noise floor. Hear it in action below.
The Tyler Deluxe lists for €279 / £249, and will be available in early July. Find out more at kma-machines.com.