Radial has launched the FunkDrive 500 at NAMM 2015, a 500 series module designed to bring a combination of distortion and over-the-top tone control to the more adventurous recording engineers.
The FunkDrive is a new 500 series module that combines a powerful EQ with an overdrive circuit to create a variety of creative textures on vocals and instruments alike. Compatible with all standard 500 series racks, the FunkDrive starts with a 3 band semi-parametric EQ including high and low shelving and a fully sweepable midrange. An input drive, master volume and wet-dry mix controls are then added to enable the user to apply anything from subtle overdrive to over the top distortion, acting like a synthesizer filter bank when pushed to the extreme. When used with Radial Workhorse racks, the Omniport ¼” jack acts as an insert point, allowing users to patch in a compressor or other analog gear.
Housed in a completely enclosed steel case, the FunkDrive is well protected against induced hum from adjacent modules while the heavy duty front panel adds heft and durability for a truly professional feel. With a power draw of less than 100 milliamps, the FunkDrive will work in any 500 series rack without concern of over exerting the power supply.