Chase Bliss Audio Unveils the Preamp MKII, the First in Its New "Automatone" Effects Line

Pedal brand Chase Bliss Audio added to the winter NAMM release announcements today with a video posted to its Twitter page that features a brand-new pedal called called the Preamp MKII.

According to the tweet, the Preamp MKII is the first release in a new "Automatone" line of pedals that feature "robotic controls." The tweet didn't elaborate from there but promised that more info would be coming soon. The video that accompanied the tweet is only 30 seconds long but gives a little taste of what we can expect from the new stompbox.


Its design looks unique, with what looks like two footswitches—one on the right labeled "bypass" and one on the left labeled "preset." Above the footswitches are six parameter faders (for parameters like volume, mids, frequency), and it looks like they can be saved in a configuration of your choosing and engaged with the "preset" switch. The pedal also features five buttons on its face labeled "scroll," "mids," "diode," "Q," and "fuzz." Meanwhile, the back panel features standard in/out, MIDI in and thru, an expression pedal input, and a USB port.

Details might be scant now, but we expect to hear (and see) more from Chase Bliss once the show officially starts, so be sure to keep up with our official NAMM coverage by clicking the orange banner below. And in the meantime, check out the teaser video from the brand's tweet above.

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