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Keeley Aria Compressor Overdrive Effect Pedal

Keeley Aria Compressor Overdrive Effect Pedal

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The Keeley Aria Compressor Drive - The Ultimate Compressor and Overdrive Experience

Compression and Overdrive are the foundation of my engineering. The Aria Compressor Drive combines two popular Keeley tones into one versatile tool that offers a flexible overdrive, tone and blend features of the Compressor Plus, and the option to switch the order of the compressor and drive for different drive experiences. It has been used by many musicians for its versatility.

The Two-Mode Overdrive offers both soft clipping and a transparent midrange boost to midrange for personalized tone.

  • Dual Mode – Clean and Transparent or Heavy Saturation!
  • Aria has two modes - when in Low Mode it's clean and bold and High Mode it's focused and sustaining.

Aria Compressor provides Clean Blend and Tone Control – Blend in any amount of clean signal for punchy chord work and use the Tone Control to brighten the highs.

  • Aria offers tone and blend features that are perfect for both humbuckers and single coils.
  • The blend control is used for Manhattan style compressor, while the tone control functions as a treble boost.

Designed for Professional Pedalboards and includes flexible features including Effects Order Switching and Effect Insert.

  • Pedal Switcher Ready! Simply connect to and pedal switcher with TRS cables and control each side of the Aria independently
  • Switch the Order of the Compressor and Drive for instant change to feel and response of your combo
  • For added flexibility, you can use TRS insert cable into the Aria to insert other effects.

Tone Foundation

Compressors and Overdrive are essential tools for guitarists in the recording studio. They are also essentials for live guitar performance. You have two ways you can combine the beautiful midrange of overdrive and the benefits of compression and sustain. Most people run compression before overdrive in order to reduce the potential for idle, static noise. There are times when you want added sustain and therefore might need the compressor after overdrives, because using compressors after overdrives offers players a very warm and rounded, smooth and even tone with tons of sustain. And then you may need to return to the conventional routing, because compression before drives gives you a consistent gain level. Problem solved!

The Keeley Aria Compressor Drive has two flexible routes, each providing ample volume for boosting and pushing your amp. Both halves come equipped with tone shaping controls to help you fine-tune your guitar tone.

The Aria features TRS insert jacks providing the ability to split the pedal into two separate effects thereby allowing other effects to be inserted in between the compressor and overdrive. Insert effects between the two sides! Compressor into delay into overdrive, anyone? Maybe swap that for overdrive into delay into compression.

The Keeley Compressor and Red Dirt have been used by a many musicians in Nashville for almost 20 years, including session players, worship musicians and artists like Steely Dan, Steve Vai and Johnny Hiland. These two epic tones are now available in a single stomp box with user-friendly features for performing, recording and touring. The Keeley Aria Compressor-Overdrive.

Specifications and Features:

  • Compressor - Blend, Sustain & Level Controls plus Tone Control
  • Overdrive - Drive, Tone & Level Controls plus High-Low Gain Control
  • Effects Order Switching
  • Pick-up selector - Single Coil/Humbucker
  • Effects insert capability with TRS cable (not included)
  • Power Requirements - 9V DC (centre negative) 50mA current draw ( power supplied not provided)
  • True Bypass
  • Designed and built in the USA
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