The stage is one of the TubeMeister 36’s natural habitats. With its 36 Watts and oversized transformers, this is one loud beast. To tame it, we added a programmable Power Soak. Independent gain and master knobs and a switchable FX Loop are standard appointments on modern triple channel amps. But that’s not nearly enough for a real TubeMeister flagship. So Mr. Hughes and Herr Kettner built in a MIDI system to access the channels, FX loop and onboard reverb. Even the power stages of the integrated Power Soak 36, 18, and 5 watts, 1 watt and Speaker Off are MIDI-controllable! A touch of a button is all it takes to conjure up to 128 such combinations. Imagine what this kind of creative freedom can do for your stage performance. The revolutionary MIDI-controlled power soak can do some wild voicing tricks. Tap its full dynamic range by running the Clean channel at 36W and switch over to the Crunch channel in 5W mode with the Master knob wide open to get good and grungy with some grinding rhythm. Or you could run the Lead channel at 18W for some high-gain riffage and switch over in a flash to the full 36W for a screaming solo. Meanwhile, the 1W option brings the sound of the big stage into your own four walls, without any tonal compromises.
The built-in RED BOX feeds preamp and true power amp tone straight to a stage or studio mixing console. It authentically emulates the sound of a 4 x 12″ cab and delivers a balanced line signal to the Speaker Out for use in rehearsal rooms, on stage, and even to pipe that sweet tube-driven sound straight into the PA. In combination with the power soak’s silent recording option (Speaker Off), the RED BOX lets you lay down professional-quality tracks any time day or night. You can even feed the signal to in-ear monitors on stage without having to fuss with a cab or mic.
But that’s still not all; there’s also the wonderful TSC (Tube Safety Control). It is an automated system that constantly monitors and readjusts the bias to ensure power tubes operate reliably and deliver to-die-for tone, always. With the TSC, swapping tubes couldn’t be any easier.