Bring your sacrifices unto the Altar!
This dual pedal consisting of a mosfet boost and a high-gain fuzz/distortion circuit delivers lots of low end, sustain and punch. Loosely based on the classic Black Russian Big Muff it's the perfect weapon for everything from Gilmour-ish sounds to sludgy Doom and Stoner riff-goodness! A perfectly voiced active 2-band EQ and a depth pot to vary it's character from tight, distortion-esque sounds to a full on sludgy fuzz give you ultimate control over your sound: from classic scooped Muff-sounds to mid-heavy, fuzzy distortion that will cut through every mix.
A three way selector lets you choose between different clipping diodes: loud and open LED-clipping, saturated and raunchy silicon clipping like in the original Altar or the compressed and smooth sound of Germanium-diodes! For the recent iteration we also added a charge pump that increases headroom and loudness of the Altar to unprecedented levels and the “DOOM”-switch: an internal slide-switch that pushes all the gainstages into beast mode! Also new is a blend-pot which blends a clean signal with the Altars heavy distortion making it the perfect weapon for bass-players!
The independently footswitchable boost circuit (switchable between full-range, mid and treble boost) adds overtones to your sound, drives your amp that extra bit more or pushes the dirt-section to new levels: never ending walls of droning fuzz, square wave sounds with a hint of glitchy octave: The possibilities are limitless - just take your time to dial it in try out different combinations of both sections!
Lichtlaerm Audio Smart Relay technology
"Depth" alters the input saturation, compression and fuzziness of the sound
2 band active EQ with fixed mid band
“Boost” to control the output of the first section
“Gain” & “Volume explain themselves, right?
9V center-negative power supply (13mA) (runs on 27V internally)