ADAM (Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine)
The Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine is the result of a collaboration with one of the most celebrated artists in today’s scene – Adam “Nolly” Getgood. This pedal captures Nolly’s entire tonal arsenal meticulously refined by years of in-depth testing and experience in one striking enclosure.
ADAM has three fully programmable rotating footswitch presets. Each of these stores your unique blend of compression, distortion, impulse responses, EQ parameters, and signal chain settings. Featuring a unique and innovative top-notch precision touch slider interface, for its 6-band programmable EQ.
It also incorporates a USB-C audio interface and balanced stereo outputs for studio monitors and is equipped with an extra accurate chromatic tuner, that also works well with down-tuned guitars and basses.
MIDI specification for ADAM
With ADAM’s MIDI input, you can change between your saved presets and update the smart potentiometers, touch sliders, and encoders.
To change the parameters of ADAM, you must send MIDI control change messages. These are mapped to ADAM’s parameters as follows:
0 to 4: Smart potentiometers from Compression to Level, left-to-right
5 to 10: Touch-sensitive sliders, left-to-right
11 to 13: Encoder rotation setting, left-to-right
The value of the control change message (0 to 127) is mapped across each of these controls.
For example, a control change 3 message with value 64 would set the Blend potentiometer halfway, and a control change 10 message with value 0 would move the high shelf EQ band to -12 dB.
Audio routing specification for ADAM
ADAM supports 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz sampling rates.
USB output (to ADAM)
Output 1: Balanced left + Headphone left
Output 2: Balanced right + Headphone right
Output 3: Balanced left
Output 4: Balanced right
Output 5: XLR DI (mono)
Both Mac and PC send system audio to outputs 1 and 2 by default, so you can always use ADAM’s stereo output of choice without having to set up any extra routing. The level of these outputs is controlled by the small volume potentiometer at the top of ADAM. The other outputs have no volume control on ADAM.
USB input (from ADAM)
Input 1: Processed signal (unprocessed signal if bypassed)
Input 2: Unprocessed raw signal
Input 3: Aux left + Bluetooth left
Input 4: Aux right + Bluetooth right
When ADAM is not bypassed, the Level potentiometer always controls the volume of your instrument input at all four outputs.
Your instrument, Aux input, and Bluetooth audio is routed to the headphone and balanced outputs. The media volume at these outputs can be controlled with the small potentiometer at the top of ADAM.