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Defender - Multiple Digital Distortion w/ MIDI

As captain of the Defender, your mission is to protect the galaxy using the awesome power of the Stargate Drive. Blast off from your deep space base and take control of the universe.

Neo Series:

The sonic scientists at Alexander Pedals have been working overtime to cram the most pedal into the smallest box, and they now present the Neo Series! Each Neo Series pedal incorporates an advanced 32-bit microcontroller adding presets, expression, and MIDI capability.

The Neo Series pedals are small but mighty! Imagine having a single pedal on your board that can access up to 4 separate preset tones with a touch of your toe. Connect an expression pedal to "morph" between two distinct settings for each preset for dynamic real-time effects. Or connect the Neo Footswitch to enable your choice of preset select, tap tempo, or start / stop the sequence in real time.


All Neo Series pedals feature a simple yet powerful preset functionality. Hold the bypass footswitch to move the pedal to the next available preset, and the pedal will reconfigure itself on the fly. All knob values and the effect mode settings are recalled, allowing you to set up to four unique tones. Want more presets? Simply connect a MIDI controller to the EXP port on the side of the Neo Series pedal and access up to 16 presets total.

Expression and MIDI:

The EXP port on the left side of the pedal can function as an expression pedal, foot switch input, or a MIDI input.

Expression Pedal: Set the expression pedal to the heel down position, then adjust the knobs to your preferred setting. Sweep the pedal to the toe position and set the knobs to a different setting. Defender allows the user to sweep any or all of its knobs with a connected expression pedal.

Foot Switch: The Neo Footswitch (sold separately) allows for preset select or WARP - all with LED indication. The Defender will also work with a standard tap tempo footswitch.

MIDI: The Neo Series pedals can connect to a compatible MIDI controller to control all of the pedal functions plus access 12 extra presets, for a total of 16. The USB port may also be used as a MIDI interface to your computer or mobile device.


Press and hold the center button while turning the knobs to activate the alternate controls (shown in parentheses.)

• LEVEL - Adjusts the overall output level of the Defender.
• DRIVE - Controls the amount of drive, saturation, and distortion of the effect.
• (WARP) - Adjusts the speed of the WARP control. With this control at minimum the Defender will warp between the red and blue settings instantly.
• LIGHT - Controls the treble or brightness of the distortion effect or the cutoff frequency of the filter if FLT is selected.
• (BLEND) - Mixes the clean signal (fully counter-clockwise) with the distorted signal (fully clockwise.)
• MATTER - Controls the bass or depth of the distorted tone or the resonance / feedback of the filter if FLT is selected.
• (TWEAK) - Adjusts the special effect for each distortion mode.
• SELECT BUTTON - tap to choose a new effect mode or hold to engage the ALT controls: The upper LED shows the distortion effect selection.

WARP Switch:

Tap this footswitch to accelerate the Defender into warp drive! While Warp is active, the Defender will move to a second unique setting of your choice. Just turn the pedal knobs while Warp is active to set the Warp tone. Tap the footswitch again to return to the regular sound.

Bypass Switching:

The Defender features a buffered bypass using a soft-touch footswitch.

Power Supply:

The Defender requires a 9V DC power supply with a 2.1mm pin, center negative, 80mA. The Defender is not designed to be powered on supplies higher than 9V and does not use a battery. The Defender should work fine on a multi-pedal "daisy chain" connector, but if you encounter excessive noise or hum try a separate power supply.