Guitar overdrive with unique synthy edge
High resonance filtering
Multiple control options
Amazing enclosure and LED display
A totally new kind of effect

The Air Traffic Controller mixes a Rainger FX optimum distortion circuit with a white noise 'hiss' generator, and sends the sound through a low pass filter. The cut-off frequency of the filter is controlled in three possible ways; by the envelope of the note (the volume), the pitch of the note, or in a random mode. 

This gives variations ranging from a biting edgy funk tone, to airy whisps of sound (hence the name), from fusiony solo-ing with 'synth tracking' to dense shoe-gazy walls of distortion, guitar/electronic-percussion morphing... It's a hugely flexible palette of sounds that's never been possible before.

The white noise hiss mimics the dynamics of the guitar sound - loud at the start of the note, then dying away to total silence when the guitar does too. For a pedal with such a lot going on it's incredibly quiet when it should be.


'Distort' adjusts the amount of distortion

'Air - Signal' controls the blend of guitar to white noise (ranging from only guitar to only white noise, and everything in between).

'Resonance' adjusts how noticeable the cut-off frequency is.

'Level' decides the output volume.

The top panel has a three-way rotary knob for filter-controlling options, a 'DC in' socket, and a 'Hi/Lo' button to allow for whether your guitar is active or passive.

The runway landing lights display pattern runs when a signal is present.

(See FAQs Air Traffic Controller for more info)


*A whole new approach to 'synth' effects pedals

*Three different ways of controlling the filter

*Full, tonally-balanced distortion sounds

*Can do submarine 'pings'

*Keeps the underlying character and tone of your guitar

*Unmatched incredible sonic flexibility

*Hi/Lo button for adapting to high output guitars

*Fantastic for wide-ranging styles of music, including techno-rock, fusion/funk, shoe-gaze, electro, synth-pop, noise-based...

*Extremely high volume available

*Runway landing lights in a moving pattern to ensure safe landing

*Deeply cool 'control panel' steel enclosure (Rainger FX custom asymmetrical design)

*True bypass hard wired footswitching

*Powered by 9v battery or power supply unit


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