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Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Preamp MKII and Blooper

Chase Bliss Audio 'Automatone' Preamp MKII and Blooper  ·  Source: Chase Bliss Audio

It looks like the new Chase Bliss Audio Preamp MKII and Blooper pedal will both be ready later this year. And with Winter NAMM almost upon us, the company has released two new videos with details on these highly anticipated pedals.

Preamp MKII

The new Chase Bliss Audio Preamp MKII is due out in May 2020. It has been a year in the making, and we first saw it previewed last January. So a little while longer to wait, but not too bad. It combines the DNA of Benson Amps’ Chimera in a box Preamp, with a little added fuzz for good measure.

It has variable diode clipping control including – transistor only, silicon and asymmetrical germanium. The fuzz side can also go from open to gated as well.

Chase Bliss Audio Preamp MKII Automatone

Chase Bliss Audio Preamp MKII Automatone


The Automatone aspect refers to the motorised faders of the Preamp MKII. This means the faders will move as you switch between presets. Which will be really satisfying to watch, no doubt.

Pre-orders are now open for the Preamp MKII.

RRP – USD 749

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Next up is the new Blooper pedal which is a ‘trippy as hell’ looping pedal and more. We saw the Kickstarter campaign for the pedal launch in September last year. It combines loop saving, with up to eight layers of undo and redo, plus external syncing. There are two channels of modifiers, a lo-fi Stability control and three looping modes.

Chase Bliss Audio Blooper

Chase Bliss Audio Blooper


Using the Blooper’s Additive mode, you can just keep on layering loops to create soundscapes and little warbles of goodness. My advice, take a listen to the official audio demo below with this one.

The Blooper is expected for release in March 2020, so not long to go to get this crazy little effect. Again, pre-orders are open for the Blooper, so you can get in line to get your hands on one today.

RRP – USD 499

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