Audiotech has announced the WMP-1 Wicked Metal Pedal. The WMP-1 will produce extreme over the top distortion tones, according to the company, tailored toward rock and metal players. The WMP-1 can be used as a stand alone unit in front of any clean amp or run into a dirty amp to achieve maximum gain.
Controls include “Resurrect” for level, “Torture” for tone and “Scream” for dialing in a more intense distortion. Have these guys been talking to Metasonix, or what?
“With our new WMP-1, metal players will have access to some real screaming distortion tones that are normally only found in an amp head or rack mount pre-amp these days, not so much a compact pedal and it’s a metal pedal that will not be modeled after any particular artist, so players can adjust and find their own signature sound” Says president and chief engineer Eric Roberts He adds, “Metal players will be able to dial in a whole palette of tones, it’ll also sport our new antique bone skull knobs, giving it a great metal look and adding to the theme of the pedal”
Designed to be rugged and road worthy, the WMP-1 is housed in a heavy-duty cast aluminum enclosure. It features True Bypass switching. One 9V battery is required.
It also comes with Audiotech’s standard two-year warranty and will retail for $249.95 the company is shooting for a late 05/early 06 release.
More information is available at the Audiotech site.