The SansAmp PSA-1 maintains its superior tone with Tech 21 NYC's exclusive, 100% analog circuitry. Only the programming and memory sections are digital. The results are easy to hear: punchy, responsive, powerful sounds that bring out the best in an instrument—the kind of tones that characterize the original SansAmp Classic, SansAmp Bass DI, SansAmp GT2, and SansAmp Rackmount.
The SansAmp PSA-1 can be used for a variety of applications. In the studio, you can record direct to tape, enhance existing tracks in mixdowns, as well as add interesting touches to any instrument. For live performances, it 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. The SansAmp PSA-1 features MIDI capability for calling up programs and storing program data. There are 49 factory presets and 49 memory locations to store your own custom sounds, plus two bypass programs. When you switch between programs, there is no lag time, or "cutting out."
The controls on the SansAmp PSA-1 work very much like those found on a sophisticated amp. You don’t need special training or a degree in physics to operate your unit. Storing and recalling programs is simple: set your tones and push the Save button. Like the SansAmp Rackmount, you just turn a knob and hear the difference immediately --in real time. There are 256 incremental steps in the rotation of each control, so increases and decreases occur in a smooth, gradual, linear fashion.
The SansAmp PSA-1 is designed to provide you with the flexibility to find almost any conceivable tonal personality within the tube amplifier sound spectrum.