Berlin-based KMA Audio Machines has been quietly working away during the lockdown on an update to its Logan drive pedal. The Logan Desert Transcend Drive is being produced in a small run of only 100 units. Can this overdrive transcend standard drive tones?
Logan Desert Transcend Drive
The basis for the Logan Desert Transcend Drive is the Logan drive pedal, which we wrote about a while ago. The original Logan pedal features some flexible EQ settings, with an adjustable Mid Frequency and a Mids footswitch for when you need some extra grit and boost.
A Touch Responsive Preamp?
In its marketing for this new version of the Logan, KMA is making a big deal about this pedal offering touch-responsive drive tones. Interestingly, this pedal is also designed to work well as a preamp for use with both with IR cab sim or modellers. That’s a useful way of using this type of pedal, potentially making it a good choice for those recording with DAW setups. I have not tried one, so I have no experience of how this version sounds, but in theory it give you a path to some good recorded guitar tones.
The pedal’s standard expression input lets you control the mid-range frequency. This could, for example, give you wah-like sounds or perhaps slower, phaser-style filter sweeps. That adds a different facet to this pedal in terms of overall flexibility.
The pedal comes in a Desert White colour scheme, with matching anodised red knobs. Because only 100 units are being produced worldwide, it might sell out pretty quickly.
- Ultra-limited Desert White color scheme with matching anodized red knobs
- “Super touch-responsive” overdrive pedal design
- Lots of headroom, up to 25 dB
- 3-band active EQ with adjustable mids
- Dedicated Mids footswitch
- Standard expression input
RRP – EUR 189