Originally introduced in 1993, the SansAmp PSA-1 rackmount, and later PSA-1.1, quickly became studio staples. The SansAmp PSA has been used on thousands of major releases, worldwide tours and film soundtracks for multiple applications and instruments –including horns, vocals, and drums.
With 2019 marking their 30th Anniversary, Tech 21 thought it was time to change things up a bit and streamline its architecture into a compact, easily portable pedal. The SansAmp PSA2.0 offers the same 100% analog circuitry for punchy, responsive, organic sounds that bring out the best in any instrument. Only the programming and memory sections are digital. It also offers the same operational simplicity, essential functionality and dizzying versatility.
In the studio, you can record direct, enhance existing tracks in mixdowns, as well as add interesting touches to any instrument. Live, the SansAmp PSA 2.0 can be used as a pre-amp direct into a power amp with guitar or bass speaker cabinets, as a “monster direct box” to a P.A. system (or both simultaneously), and as an outboard processor. Additionally, the PSA 2.0 features a Performance Mode, which turns it into a 3-channel stompbox.
With 128 memory locations, storing and recalling programs is simple. You don’t need any special training or a degree in physics to operate your unit. The rotation of each control increases and decreases in a smooth, gradual, linear fashion, so when you turn a knob, you hear the difference immediately –in real time. You just set your tones and push the Save button. There is no lag time, or “cutting out” when you switch between programs. And being all-analog, there is zero latency.
The SansAmp PSA 2.0 provides the flexibility to find almost any conceivable personality within the vintage and modern amplifier sound spectrum, as well as an assortment of revered stompboxes. It is designed to give you inspiration to be your most creative self.
PSA 2.0 Features
- 100% analog signal path
- Digital programmability
- Performance Mode to instantly access your 3 most often used presets
- Buzz, Punch, Crunch and Drive for tons of tonality options
- Gain for different flavors of overdrive
- Dual band active EQ, cut or boost ±18dB
- Global Trim control to adjust the level of all presets
- MIDI capability for calling up programs and storing program data
- Special Page Functions