Universal Audio Astra Modulation Pedal
A painter of sonic alchemy. A conductor for your interstellar ensemble. Astra reveals a universe resplendent with color.
Astra Modulation Machine
Impeccably modeled classic 1970s Japanese bucket-brigade chorus/vibrato effectsAuthentic studio flanger/doubler effects from vintage analog rack unitClassic, inspiring tube amp tremolo with sine and square modes
Universal Audio Astra Modulation Machine Pedal Features:
- 3 classic modulation effect emulations powered by UAD DSP
- Chorus Brigade conjures up the 1970s big gray unit’s lush, analog chorus and vibrato
- Flanger/Doubler recreates the characterful blueface bucket-brigade rackmount flanger
- Trem 65 offers warm, opto tube-style tremolo with sine and square wave modes
- 2 free effects upon registration: X90 Phaser and Dharma Trem 61*
- Operates in mono, dual-mono, and stereo modes with automatic mono/stereo detection
- Rugged enclosure with top-notch components
- True bypass and optional buffered bypass modes
Based on the beloved Japanese chorus ensemble effect that hit the streets back in 1976, the Chorus Brigade conjures up the lush, swirling analog chorusing popularized by guitar legends such as Andy Summers, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Brian May, as well as modern players like John Frusciante, Alex Turner, and Kevin Parker, among others. The Chorus Brigade features two modes: a set-it-and-forget-it chorus and a tweakable vibrato with depth and speed controls. Additionally, Universal Audio included the original big gray pedal’s preamp level control for driving the effect into some seriously glorious saturation!
Making its debut in the late 1970s, a bright blue rack unit flanger and doubler found its way into the rigs of countless guitarists during the 1980s and 1990s. Universal Audio perfectly captured this “meta” effect, which used bucket-brigade circuitry to mimic the analog tape flanging effect that was heavily employed by psychedelic bands in the 1960s. Unabashedly lo-fi, the Flanger/Doubler pulls off a range of effects, from unstable-tape-machine wow and flutter to underwater wooshing — all with a deliciously scooped tone and loads of grit.
When it comes to tremolo, nothing is quite like the optical tube tremolos featured on vintage tube combo amps — the ones boldly mislabeled “vibrato”! The Trem 65 serves up that wide-swing sound in spades, with switchable sine and square wave modes, so you can keep it subtle or go in for the hard chop. And for an even more dramatic effect, switch into stereo mode for wall-to-wall panned tremolo!
60 Years of Analog Tone. At Your Feet.
Introducing UAFX pedals. A landmark in classic reverb, delay, and modulation effects. Beautifully built upon powerful new dual-processor engines and UA's proven analog modeling expertise, UAFX delivers sonic authenticity far beyond other stompboxes.
- Powerful UAFX engine delivers the most sonically authentic classic reverb, delay, and modulation effects ever produced by a pedal
- Simple Live/Preset modes with silent switching, true/buffered bypass, and spillover/trails*
- Additional downloadable guitar effects from the world-renowned UAD algorithm team
- Timeless UA analog design and beautiful, robust craftsmanship — built to last decades
Universal Audio at Musos Corner
Musos Corner is proud to be an authorised retailer and service agent for Universal Audio equipment.
Universal Audio was founded in 1958 in California by Bill Putnam Sr who is credited as a father of modern recording.
Putnam was a passionate innovator and the favourite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles just to name a few and is credited with the invention of the modern recording console, the multi band equaliser and the vocal booth.
Putnam was the first engineer to use artificial reverb on a commercial recording and along with Les Paul was involved in the development of stereophonic recording.
Via the UA, Studio Electronics and UREI brands Putnam produced equipment that is still in use today.
Industry standards such as the LA-2A and 1176 compressors and the 610 console were used to record everyone from The Beach Boys to Van Halen.
UA was re-founded in 1999 by Bill’s sons with the goal of recreating the classic analogue machines as well as inventing new digital tools with the sound and spirit of the classic analogue sound.
Today UA is a market leader in both providing home and studio audio solutions via a suite of authentic analogue emulation plug-ins, premium quality analogue to digital converters as well as their iconic analogue hardware models.
Musos Corner highly recommends all Universal Audio products and if we don’t have your dream UA product in stock please contact us at Musos Corner today.
Please allow a few extra days for delivery as our couriers & Australia Post are experiencing higher than normal parcel volumes due to COVID 19
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I want a certain product but I don't see it on your site, Why don't you have it!!!?
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We try our best to have everything in stock, but sometimes items sell out faster than we can update the website, as this is a manual process. If this is the case we will call or email you and let you know if your order cannot be fulfilled, and what your options are as soon as possible.
Do all the guitars come set up & with strings?
They sure do! All the guitars are set up at the factory & often once in the country as well! Every guitar we sell is ready to play (after a quick tune of course)
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Yes we do! We will do our very best to match & beat any genuine Australian quote!
Just email us a link to the cheaper product and we will match or beat it for you (Prices valid for 48 hours) The Musos Corner Price Match option only applies when comparing identical products in the same condition, where payment is made in full by cash, eftpos or credit card. It is subject to verification and does not apply to ebay, american or overseas sites (come on guys), global sounds, grey importers, bulk buy discounts or site licence prices apply or to prices of other sellers that are available for less than one week. Price Match does not apply if original price retailers are out of stock or if Musos Corner is out of stock of the product in question. That said, we will always endeavour to pass on the very best price we possibly can.
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In this industry our suppliers can often change their prices quickly and without notice. Sometimes the website or the store will not accurately represent these price changes and sometimes there may be genuine pricing errors due to either technical or human error. In these instances we are not bound by the information offered in error and may not be able to honor the incorrect price, but we will explain the error to you and do everything we can to pass on the best possible deal.
Do you guys Lay-by?
We certainly do in store, for an online lay-by each one is selected upon its own merrits with a 50% Deposit if approved. For in store Lay-bys: 20% Deposit, followed by weekly or fortnightly payments for 8 weeks. If cancelled, a 20% of RRP Fee will incurr.
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Many products we stock have free shipping to certain locations.
Please put in your address into the freight calculator and if there is free freight there will be no charge for delivery. Some Items on ZipMoney, ZipPay, or Studio19 Finance may not be eligable for free delivery. We will contact you if this is the case.
Some large/heavy items (over 20kg) , or items deemed not able to be delivered by our standard courier, fastway, may have an extra shipping charge.
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Some items such as certain pedals and stomp boxes, accessories and effects may have free postage. This will go via the cheapest method. Courier/Express/Insurance/Registered Post would be extra. Please contact us.
Sometimes we can Express Post/Courier your items if necessary but additional charges may apply. Orders generally leave at 2:00pm daily so if you need an item ASAP, make sure it is ordered by 1pm (please call 1300 687 672) to ensure there is stock of the item and to get an estimated time of arrival. Express post is to capital / major cities only (for next day service). This service is for small items under 3KG only!
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Sorry, we do not take international orders, we only sell and ship around Mainland Australia & Tasmania. For remote & Island locations please contact us.
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There may be some exceptions for heavy or large items (over 25kg), remote locations or some regional areas. We will contact you if this problem arises prior to shipping the goods.
Do you offer freight insurance?
We certainly do, and highly recommend it as Australia is a big country. Insurance / Shipping protection is available and is only 1.5% of the value of the goods.
Can I pick my goods up in store?
Of course! Unlike some stores, we do not charge for you to pick up in store. We are open 7 days for your convenience, but please give us a date and time of pick up so we can make sure your goods are ready. Orders that are left for over 1 week and not picked up will be returned to stock, unless other arrangements have been made. Valid ID will be required for picking up goods that have been paid for online or over the phone.
What if I am not home for the delivery?
IF you are not home, the driver will leave a card in your mail box so you can pick-up from the local depot/post office or arrange a re-delivery.
We have found it to be much quicker & easier to have all items sent to a business address where someone will be present.
Can I ask for the courier to leave the goods at my door?
Whilst it Is possible, we highly recommend that you do not do it. All freight warranty & insurance will be void. Only do so at your own risk, if someone steals it, Musos Corner & The freight company will not be held accountable.
If you will not be able to take the delivery, it might be worth asking a friend or neighbour to take delivery of it for you.
What if it appears my goods have been freight damaged?
Please check all items before signing for them! This is very important. Do not sign for an item that appears damaged, to sign for them means "Signed for in good working order" and subsequently is out of the couriers hands, and voids insurance. If this was not possible, there can be a 24 Hour window to try and claim insurance, please contact us & the courier immediately. This only applies to orders that have paid for Insurance & are sent via courier.
Can the courier or delivery person call me prior to delivery?
Unfortunately as often as we request this, we get denied as many times. No courier or Australia post worker will call you prior to delivery despite any bribes we may try and offer.
If you select courier we will send you a tracking number which you can use to find out an estimated time of arrival for your goods, or alternatively have it sent to a business address.
Can I have my goods delivered on the weekend or after hours?
Unfortunately this is not possible at the current point in time, however you are welcome to pickup in store late night Thursday or on weekends from our Newcastle store. Please contact us to set a pickup time.
Send to a PO BOX?
We cannot ship guitars to a PO BOX under any circumstances. Australia Post will not accept deliveries over 105cm LCM, we cannot change their policy.
Do i need to set up my product?
All guitars come fully set up ready to play (after a quick tuning). Banjos will need to be set up after delivery as they cannot be shipped set up unless they are bought with a case. Some products like piano stands require some basic assembly as they are flat packed for shipping. Digitial pianos and clavinovas may require some simple assembly.
Are all products brand new?
Yes! Everything we sell, unless clearly specified, is considered brand new with full warranty. Some items, especially guitars will have been taken out of their boxes for inspection, demonstration or quality assurance. This in no way effects your warranty supplied to you by Musos Corner or Australian consumer law.
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All images are for illustration purposes unless otherwise specified. While we wish we could take photos of every exact item, this is not always possible and we use the pictures supplied by either the a) Australian Supplier or b) Manufacturer.
If you requier an specialty photo of your instrument prior to purchase, just contact us to see if this is available.
Does my item come with Australian warranty
All items we sell come with Australian Warranty, please read our returns policy fo rmore information. Some manufactuers provide aditional warranty over the 12 months once registering the product with them. This warranty is between you and the manufactuer, but we will be happy to help should any is needed.
All product descriptions and specifications listed online are subject to change without notice and all images are for illustration purpose only.