Keeley has combined his most popular two effects, Drive and Compression!
The Keeley Compressor and Red Dirt Overdrive have been packed into one small and powerful stomp box!
The new Keeley Aria has the ability to swap the order of the compressor and drive for amazing versatility in the sound.
Swap Compressor and Drive order on the fly.
2 Mode Overdrive – High Gain and Smooth Saturation in one mode – Clean and Bold in the Low Gain mode
Clean Boost and Tone Compensated Compressor – Now set the amount of your signal that gets compressed or brighten up the compression with Treble Recovery.
Compressor Plus Tube Style Dirt
The Aria Compressor Overdrive features a perfectly voiced treble recovery circuit and a blend control. This is our most toneful compressor with beautiful sustain and bloom. The blend and tone allow you to perfectly adjust the output response of the compressor. No more dull and lifeless sounds that are overly squashed.
The newly redesigned tube style overdrive circuit features our super overdrive Red Dirt sound as well as the very clean and bold White Sands transparent drive. These two modes have been fine tuned to give a bigger range of drive possible. Simple Volume, Tone, and Drive controls with a toggle switch to adjust the gain range.
Compressors and Overdrive are a fundamental part of recording and performing guitar. Most people run compression before drive to reduce the potential for idle static noise. There are times for added sustain you might want the compressor after the drives. Using compressors after drives offers a very smooth and even tone, tons of sustain and usually a very warm and rounded tone. Compression before drives gives you a consistent output volume and gain level in general. Each half of the Aria Compressor Overdrive provide a ton of volume for boosting and pushing your amp as well as tone shaping controls to perfectly set up the core of your guitar tone.
The units comes with TRS insert jacks to allow you to divide up the pedal and insert effects between the two or place in a switch with independent effects access.
From nearly every Nashville session-ace, to the praise and worship band at churches in small towns, from Steely Dan to Steve Vai the Keeley Compressor or Red Dirt has been part of the recording and touring sound of these legends and many more, for nearly two decades. Now, these two foundational tones are together in one epic stomp box that is easy to use and full of features for laying down your core tone.