The MasterSounds FX unit is designed to perfectly integrate with the entire MasterSounds DJ mixer catalogue, maximising the use of both the Aux send system and mix insert feature in a way no other FX unit can.
FX offers three products in one box - an analogue emulating FX section with analogue output, an analogue filter unit, and an analogue distortion system.
Analogue emulation provides 8 high-quality FX, 3 delays, 3 reverbs a subtle noise effect and mono delay with AUTO BPM.
The FX are designed to blend into the mix rather than dominate the music, though there is considerable scope for adjustment of various effect parameters (delay regen, filter frequency etc) using the additional controls provided. The interface is pure MasterSounds, with effect selection on a rotary control (though there is a 3-bit binary LED counter), giving the unit a classic feel.
Below the FX section is an analogue filter, offering 3 filter types (high-pass, low-pass and band-pass) along with controls to adjust the cut-off frequency and resonance.
As the Filter section uses the insert function found on MasterSounds mixers, the entire mix is routed through it, expanding the feature set of each mixer. When the Filters are switched off the output from the FX processor is still fed through the low-pass section, providing additional scope for effect manipulation. The high-pass and low-pass filters are each activated by pressing the large illuminated switches and selecting both switches the filter to band-pass. Zero crossing detection circuits help to minimise filter clicks during activation.
The 2nd Generation MasterSounds FX Unit keeps the original and much-loved feature set with its fantastic user experience and adds our AUTO BPM feature on FX 8, plus the ability to use FX with DJ mixers that have a send and return system. If nothing is plugged into the AUX RETURN sockets on the rear of FX, then the PARAMETER control also adjusts the level of FX added to the mix, meaning the effects and filter can be used with mixers that don’t have an AUX send control (with the addition of 2 x TRS splitter leads, sold separately). Analogue emulation provides 8 high-quality FX, 3 delays, 3 reverbs a subtle noise effect and mono delay with AUTO BPM.
Finally, the stereo distortion circuit is a sophisticated DC controlled, analogue asymmetric signal clipper, operated by a single rotary control. Additional circuitry monitors the level of the pre and post clipped signal, automatically applying make-up gain when needed, indicated by the side-chain LED. The distortion control adjusts the level from off (fully CCW) to subtle warmth (midway) to hard clip (fully CW), but because the clipping is asymmetric it retains some warmth and character.
Both Aux-In and Insert connections are on ¼” TRS jacks, with the Aux-In being fully balanced. Two pairs of high quality balanced Neutrik leads are supplied with the unit, as well as a universal power supply, enabling plug and play use anywhere in the world.
External Power Supply - Universal 90V – 265V AC 50/60Hz 15V 6W MAX
DC Internal Power Rails - +/- 18V DC
Noise - <-95dBu 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
Distortion THD+N - 0.003% Insert IN to Insert OUT 0dBu
Maximum Signal Level - ±21dBu
Frequency Response - 10Hz – 50kHz +0/-1dB
Filter Range - 20Hz to 20kHz
W = 80 L = 190 H = 84 (mm)
Weight = 0.8KG
MasterSounds reserves the right to change the specification without notice.
All of MasterSounds DJ mixers and FX Units come with a limited 2-year international warranty. The warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is not transferrable. Please see section 5 of the product manual (digital copy below)
Return & Exchange Policy
If you are not completely satisfied with your MasterSounds purchase please contact us within 14 days of receiving your item to discuss a refund or exchange. Refunded and exchanged items must be unused and in all original packaging. No returns or exchanges are permitted on custom orders. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
Shipping & Payment
UK SHIPPING £15.00 - 24 HOUR COURIER
EU SHIPPING £30.00 - 2 TO 3 DAY SERVICE
ROW SHIPPING £35.00 - 2 TO 5 DAY SERVICE DEPENDING ON LOCATION
Please Note - Please Note - Customers outside the UK will have to pay import duty on receiving goods, MasterSounds specifies the full purchase amount on all shipping and customs documents.
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We now offer the facility for customers to pay for their orders with PayPal Express Checkout. This allows you to take advantage of the various credit options supplied directly by PayPal to you as the customer. MasterSounds is not the proprietor of any credit agreements.
Do you have any mixers or FX units in stock?
All of DJ mixers and FX units are hand-built to order. Each product will have an estimated build time above the tab menu.
Our exclusive retail outlet is Phonica Records in London, who keep a limited stock of our DJ mixers, FX unit, TRBxM and turntable weights. Please check the Phonica website for more details or give them a call.
Can MasterSounds mixers or FX Unit be used where I live?
Each of our mixers & FX Units is supplied with a compact external switch mode power supply, enabling use anywhere in the world with the correct IEC lead, which we supply for your country of residence. Touring DJs can use our mixers anywhere in the world, simply by changing the IEC lead relevant to the country the unit is shipped to. The FX Unit comes with a portable power supply with several types of plug configuration, enabling use anywhere in the world.
Do you ship to my location?
We ship items to locations across the world on a daily basis via signed courier service, so the likelihood is that we will be able to ship directly to you.
We send all of our audio accessories via Royal Mail tracked & signed.
Our DJ mixers & FX units are all sent via UPS courier service.
VAT, do I have to pay for it?
VAT is automatically applied to any purchase made within and shipped to the UK. Orders made outside the UK do not have VAT applied, but will be subject to local import taxes on delivery. If you are unsure how much import tax will be payable, please contact your local customs office who will be able to advise.