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We’ve taken the great sound of the Broadcast and added the extra flexibility of foot switchable gain modes and separate level controls – for those who like to switch gain modes on the fly. Finished in battleship grey and with dark red Marconi style knobs this version will be available to order throughout 2017.
We have made the gain mode (LOW or HIGH) select-able via the right hand foot switch (the green LED indicates when the pedal is in HIGH gain mode). Each mode its own LEVEL control and in addition, the pedal has two internal trimmers that allow you to fine tune the amount of gain each mode has.
The Broadcast is a transformer coupled, discrete Class-A germanium pre-amplifier based on the classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s. In the low-gain setting, the Broadcast can cover everything from sparkling clean boost through to transparent overdrive, all with a healthy dose of volume available to push your amp. The Broadcast features a specially selected Triad steel-core transformer and a NOS germanium transistor. Advancing the gain on the Broadcast starts to saturate the transformer and the pedal’s discrete circuitry, giving rise to a gentle and dynamic compression coupled with subtle thickening of the mid-range. With the gain switch in the high setting and the trim control wound up, the Broadcast starts to deliver heavier distorted sounds with a warm and fuzzy edge to them. The Broadcast covers a wide range of driven and distorted tones whilst remaining dynamic, responding well to pick attack and the subtle nuances of every player.
LEFT FOOT SWITCH – Bypasses the pedal (red LED indicates the pedal is active)
RIGHT FOOT SWITCH – Toggles between LOW and HIGH gain modes (green LED indicates HIGH gain mode is selected)
LEVEL LOW – Controls the volume of the pedal in LOW gain mode
LEVEL HIGH – Controls the volume of the pedal in HIGH gain mode
GAIN TRIM – Controls the gain level (both in LOW and HIGH gain modes) of the Broadcast (at higher settings the high-end of the signal is gently rolled off)
LOW CUT – Attenuates the low-end of the Broadcast (since this control lies at the front
end of the Broadcast’s circuitry, it is interactive with the gain controls)
INTERNAL TRIMMERS – Sets the total amount of gain available in each mode.
DC SOCKET – The Broadcast requires a DC power supply unit (PSU) and can run at voltages between 9v and 24v; running the Broadcast at 18v or 24v gives it more headroom, output level and clarity. This is great for use with bass or when using the Broadcast as a clean pre-amp boost.
The Broadcast requires a DC power supply unit (PSU). Please ensure your PSU can supply between 9v and 24v, a minimum current of 20mA and has a 2.1mm negative centre barrel plug. Any other type may damage your pedal. If you plan on sharing the same PSU with other pedals, we recommend using a PSU with isolated outputs, e.g. Voodoo Labs ISO-5 / Pedal Power 2 Plus.
CURRENT DRAW – 20mA
Super Happy with the Hudson Electronics Dual Broadcast!!! Super unique sounding, high quality pedal! Stacks with everything and sounds good with all my guitars and amps! Sound Parcel was super fast shipping and had great customer service!
The Hudson is the best console pedal out there. So color in that box for sure! I run mine into a certain Keeley pedal that has a very Pink Floyd e sound!
This pedal is a revelation. I’ve owned a lot of drive pedals. Famous boutiquey stuff, one off weirdo pedals, all the usual suspects, fuzz, distortion, overdrive, boost... I’m familiar with the lot, but it’s awfully rare that I find something I like completely. The Broadcast is that pedal. The low gain side is warm and thick sounding-almost goopy. You can add clarity with the low cut, but I love that bassy low gain tone. The high gain side is incredible. Touch sensitive to the volume pot on my guitars, massive sounding, buzzy and strange, thick and fat and screechy and anything you want. I can cop classic rock tones but can also do really experimental things with it. The Broadcast stacks well as well - I run it after a Land Devices HP-2 fuzz box and before a Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop light overdrive. This setup is my be all end all drive section - everything from sparkly low drive to absolute busted zipper level mayhem is possible between these three, and all of it sounds good.