The Gaia - Poison NoisesAug 27 2022
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The Gaia by Poison Noises is K-style overdrive, but it's not just your average Klon clone.
Just like all Poison Noises creations, there is a multitude of well thought-out options packed into a small package.
I don't know if the Gaia has the magical diodes. But I know that with the Quake toggle, you have 3 different choices for diodes and they all sound nice. With the Terraform, you can switch between different clipping modes. I assume they are symmentrical/op-amp clipping/asymmetrical.
Usually, the gain knob on normal K-style drives determines the clean/drive mix. Here, you get a separate mix knob with the Preserve knob and an additional gain control with Erupt.
A lot of people recommend K-style drives as glorified dirty boosts. The Gaia can certainly do that, but as you can hear in this demo, it can do a lot more.
- K'mo Memphis Std., classic T-style pickups (bridge pickup)
- The Gaia
- Strymon Iridium (Chime)
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
- JMJ Fender Mustang Bass, Fender flats, played with pick, tone 100%
- Keeley Compressor Mini
- Poison Noises The Crook
- Strymon Iridium (round) with bass cabs
- GarageBand Drummer Max (punk rock) on the East Bay kit
- Full kit treated with the stock GarageBand RAT-style pedal plugin
The whole mix was "mastered" with exciter, limiter and mild compression in the DAW.
- Get detailed specs on Poison Noises' website