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TS8-MS is the only MIDI enabled Analog Overdrive & MIDI Guitar Amp Channel Switcher in a classic and tiny guitar effect pedal!

It can be used concomitantly as classic tubescreamer guitar effect pedal and guitar amplifier channel switcher. It responds to MIDI Program Change and Control Change messages for all its switching functions, which perform simultaneously in either MIDI Receive or in MIDI Transmit mode. Yes, it can also be used as simple MIDI Controller, transmitting 3 preset numbers while footswitching for all other functions - overdrive effect and amp channel switcher. How crazy is that?

808 TYPE ANALOG CIRCUIT DESIGN

Faithful to tubescreamer tone but with added quirks, it is hand assembled with highest quality components available such long hours Panasonic and WIMA polyester audio capacitors.

MIDI CONTROL & FUNCTIONS

It responds to MIDI Program Change and Control Change commands for all its switching functions. Upon footswitch action, it acts as simple MIDI Controller by transmitting 3 PC messages.

BYPASS OPTIONS

Chose from silent Buffered Bypass switching which prevents tone loss over long cables, or our proprietary 2-Sync Relay True Bypass where signal is untouched in bypass mode.

AMPLIFIER CHANNEL SWITCHER

Two integrated and independed External Switching Relays may be used to change guitar amplifier's channels on pedal footswitch action, or they can be MIDI controlled.

EXT. RELAY SWITCHING MODE

Regardles your guitar amplifier switching circuitry, the integrated switching relays can be programmed for Latching or Momentary action. We covered you all.

SWAP IC & CLIPPING DIODES

Most customizable components are socketed and easely accessible. Swap IC, clipping diodes and even visual indication LED's, for your personal taste of colors.

TS8-MS MIDI OVERDRIVE & MIDI SWITCHER

A guitar effect pedal like no other. Classy overdrive sound and switching functionality in a small footprint.

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TS8-MS ANALOG OVERDRIVE PEDAL WITH EXTERNAL SWITCHING RELAYS AND MIDI FUNCTIONS

THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF TONE

TS8-MS is an analog overdrive guitar effect pedal with classic 808 feel but with some added quirks & sound mojos, hand assembled in a compact and roadworthy aluminium case, which combines MIDI functionalities and external switching relay capabilities, that can be used to switch guitar amplifier channels or other available features in an amp (EQ, boost, reverb, etc.), making it a reliable, one-of-a-kind tool for guitarists. We call it the Swiss Army Knife of Tone.

It can be used to add MIDI amp channel switching to almost any guitar amp, as well as adding a MIDI enabled overdrive pedal in the signal chain. Or both, at the same time. It responds to MIDI Program Change and MIDI Control Change messages for all its switching capabilities - bypass and external switching.

It can even be used as a very simple MIDI Controller! On footswitch action, TS8-MS transmits three MIDI Program Change numbers, one for each pedal state: Bypass, Overdrive and Extended (long push on the footswitch).

TS8-MS MIDI Overdrive/Switcher is the big brother of BECOS TS8-M MIDI Overdrive which doesn't have external switching capabilities.

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What is the difference between BECOS MIDI Overdrives?

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  • PEDAL EFFECT TYPE
  • CLIPPING SELECTOR
  • CUSTOMIZATION SOCKETS
  • SETTABLE BYPASS
  • FOOTSWITCH OPERATION
  • FOOTSWITCH CONTROL (SYMULTANEOUS)
  • MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE
  • MIDI CONTROL CHANGE
  • MIDI CHANNEL
  • MIDI PROGRAMMING
  • MIDI CONNECTOR
  • AMP CHANNEL SWITCHING
  • AMP CHANNEL SWITCHING CONNECTOR
  • AMP CHANNEL SWITCHING DEVICE
  • SETTABLE AMP CHANNEL SWITCHING MODE
  • AMP CHANNEL SWITCHING CONTROL
  • BATTERY OPERATION
  • EXTERNAL DC POWER SUPPLY
  • REVERSE POLARITY PROTECTION
  • BECOS TS8-MS MIDI Overdrive/Switcher
    TS8-MS
    MIDI Overdrive/Switcher
  • ANALOG OVERDRIVE
  • CLASSIC, ASYMMETRIC, CUSTOM
  • IC, CLIPPING, INDICATION LEDS
  • 2-SYNC RELAY TRUE BYPASS / BUFFERED BYPASS
  • SHORT PUSH / LONG PUSH
  • BYPASS, AMP CH SWITCHING, MIDI TRANSMIT (3 PRESETS)
  • RECEIVE / TRANSMIT
  • RECEIVE
  • SELECTABLE
  • PRE-PROGRAMMED
  • STANDARD 5-PIN DIN CONNECTOR
  • YES
  • STANDARD 1/4 TRS CONNECTOR
  • 2 RELAYS (4 COMBINATIONS)
  • LATCHING / MOMENTARY
  • FOOTSWITCH, MIDI PC & CC
  • STANDARD 9V BATTERY
  • YES (OPTIONAL)
  • YES
  • BECOS TS8-M MIDI Overdrive
    TS8-M
    MIDI Overdrive
  • ANALOG OVERDRIVE
  • CLASSIC, ASYMMETRIC, CUSTOM
  • IC, CLIPPING, INDICATION LEDS
  • 2-SYNC RELAY TRUE BYPASS / BUFFERED BYPASS
  • SHORT PUSH / LONG PUSH
  • BYPASS, MIDI TRANSMIT (3 PRESETS)
  • RECEIVE / TRANSMIT
  • RECEIVE
  • SELECTABLE
  • PRE-PROGRAMMED
  • STANDARD 5-PIN DIN CONNECTOR
  • NO
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • STANDARD 9V BATTERY
  • YES (OPTIONAL)
  • YES

VOICING

Warm sounding overdrive, with tube-like dynamics. Suitable for any music style, from blues and jazz, to fusion, to metal.

THREE CLIPPING OPTIONS

FROM SMOOTH & HAIRY TO WILDER DISTORTION

TS8-MS MIDI Overdrive has clasic analog controls: Gain, Tone, Output, plus an aditional 3-toggle switch for selecting clipping mode, which complements the Gain control:

  • Classic - symmetric clipping with Silicon diodes used for classic tube screamer feel & sound, where more saturated compression is needed.
  • Asymmetric - also using Silicon diodes, provides a bit of air into the clipping and adds a little more gain; it really helps with higher gain amplifiers.
  • Custom - it comes with our selection of LED's. This mode is better for almost clean (AC) sound & boost in lower gain setting, or wilder distortion in higher gain setting. It may be used to drive hard an amplifier's clean/crunch channel. We provided sockets for customization, so you can swap these LED's with ease. For example, experiment with Germanium diodes or mix Germanium and Silicon, for smoothest creamy overdrive - as oppsed to LED's type of sound.

Over all settings, the playing dynamics is gracefully complemented by tube-like musical distortion, with gentle recovery. Higher gain settings reveal more clipping, compression and singing sustain, especially with Classic and Assymetric clipping, while LED's behave more like a distortion effect.

MIDI CONTROL OR FOOTSWITCH ACTION

Use it as tubescreamer effect pedal, switch guitar amplifier's channel and control it with MIDI. Or, use it as overdrive, amp channel switcher and simple MIDI controller. You won't find anything like it!

MULTIFUNCTIONALITY

MIDI ENABLED ANALOG OVERDRIVE PEDAL, MIDI RELAY SWITCHER, MIDI TRANSMITTER - ALL AT ONCE.

MIDI Program Change (PC) and Control Change (CC) received messages are both supported. With TS8-MS pedal you can not only add a quality analog overdrive in front of a guitar amplifier and switch it remotely with a programmable MIDI controller, but, through it, you can also switch amplifier's channels with MIDI commands - adding MIDI RELAY SWITCHING to almost any guitar amplifier that supports external switching! Of course, you can as well use TS8-MS's MIDI switching capabilities to control other pedals which support external switching.

TS8-MS analog overdrive can act as a simple MIDI transmitter, along with switching pedal states and perfom external switching of amplifier's channels, on simple footswitch action. It transmits a pre-programmed Program Change number with each pedal state: Bypass, Effect, Extended (long push).

A Multi Function 16-position switch inside pedal assigns a switching pattern in relation to pedal's state for the two External Switching Relays, on footswitch action alone.

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Add multiple tone shaping options, switching capabilities and MIDI functionality to your existing guitar rig.

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2 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY

2 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY

Warranty covers functionality of the product under normal usage condition, excluding mechanical parts such enclosure, connectors, switches and potentiometers. Shipping product to us for inspection is paid by customer.

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Shipping worldwide from Romania/EU

We ship worldwide if your country is supported by carrier - Romanian Post - using International letter mail service with acknowledgement of receipt (A.R.) with Tracking Number, which is a small package economy service. If your country is not supported or has an extra shipping fee, we will let you know before shipping. Here is what you need to know about shipping:

  • We ship fast, from stock, no longer than within 2 business days from purchase date, unless otherwise notified by email.
  • We will ship the package to your Paypal recorded address. Be sure is the correct address, or make a note into the transaction comments, if you want the package delivered to a different address.
  • We record carrier and tracking information under Paypal transaction details and this information is also available in YOUR Paypal account.
  • While on Romanian territory, parcel can be tracked on Romanian Post.
  • In transit, parcel cannot always be tracked, although you could try this third party tracking system.
  • When parcel enters the destination country, it can be tracked again on the corresponding national Post's website - if such a service is available (i.e. www.usps.com for USA or www.royal-mail.com for Great Britain, etc.).
  • Based on shipping history, we estimate that delivery may take around 15 business days to reach destinations in USA and European countries, but many times it will take less.
  • For remote destinations such Australia, South America or Asian countries shipping takes longer. We cannot estimate, nor guarantee, but some parcels were confirmed delivered within less than four weeks.
  • Delays may be expected before, during and after major holidays like Christmas, Easter, national day offs, etc.
  • If you would like to pay for faster UPS or DHL services, please ask us for exact quote for your address, although it might not worth it.
  • We do not put any selling papers in the package nor declare value, but buyer is responsible for customs fees, if charged by each country's authority. EU destination countries will definitelly NOT charge custom fees because we ship from within European Union.

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Features Summary

  • Classic 808 sounding analog overdrive, made with highest quality components, in a compact, low profile design;
  • 3-clipping options: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical (Silicon diodes), Custom (LED's or your choice);
  • Responds to MIDI Program Change and Control Change messages for pedal Bypass/Effect switching and External Switching Relays switching, which function simultaneously;
  • Footswitch performs multiple functions simultaneously: Effect/Bypass/Extended switching, External Switching Relays action and MIDI Program Change transmit;
  • Bypass setting: chosse between Buffered Bypass or Relay True Bypass;
  • Switching mode for External Switching Relays: Latching or Momentary;
  • Gold plated fully sealed relays used for pedal True Bypass and External Switching (2 relays linked to a stereo 1/4 TRS connector can be used to switch guitar amplifier's channels);
  • Customization friendly: swap IC, clipping semiconductors and indicator LED's;

Technical Specifications

  • Input impedance: 500KΩ
  • Output impedance: 10KΩ
  • Battery optimal working voltage: 8-10 VDC (9 V alkaline battery recommended)
  • DC Power connector polarity: center negative [ - ]
  • External DC power supply: 9 VDC
  • Operation time on alcaline battery: 4 to 8 hours
  • Current consumption: 28 mAh - 40 mAh
  • Product size: Length: 120 mm, Width: 61 mm, Height: 31 mm
  • Product weight: 276 gr. (including battery)
  • Packed weight: 335 gr.
  • RoHS Compliance: Partial. All components are RoHS but most solder joints are lead based.
  • Product web page: http://midioverdrive.becosfx.com
  • MSRP: 299 Euro
  • Made in EU/Romania

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