Ihe Architect V4
Ihe Architect V4
This is a limited batch that ended up having a printing error on the "The" of "The Architect" cutting off the top of the "T". Because of these we are offering this batch as a soft launch with a discount for the future retail price.
The Architect V4 offers a unique reinterpretation of the legendary Klon circuit. Setting itself apart, Matthews Effects elevates this legendary design by incorporating an active three-band EQ, allowing you to sculpt the overdrive's tone more uniquely. Offering four distinct clipping modes, this pedal seamlessly pairs with any guitar/amp combination. The boost channel introduces two independent circuits, providing extensive control over your tonal landscape. Whether you're crafting layered, clean boosts, dynamically shaping your amp with powerful EQ adjustments, or cranking up the gain for earth-shaking tones, the Architect V4 invites endless possibilities for exploration and sonic innovation.
I wanted to add a little extra functionality by adding the ability to control the bypass, clipping and boost options via MIDI.
I have redesigned the 3 band EQ from the ground up! I think its the best its ever been!
You can now change the order of the boost and overdrive! Have the boost before or after the overdrive!
New Clipping options
Like always you can choose Silicon and D9E Germanium diodes but now you can also choose RED LED's and JFET for new overdrive tones!
Redesigned True Bypass
The Architect has true bypass for both circuits and redesigned from the V3.
The V4 Architect has increased output for better functionality when running the pedal at low gain settings.
I've eliminated the toggle switches for circuit and clipping choices, opting instead to utilize RGB LEDs to clearly indicate the selected option.
New custom enclosure!!
We love these new folded enclosures!!
The Architect offers a wide range of overdrive and boost tones!
K Style Overdrive
I've long aspired to craft a distinctive take on the K style overdrive, steering clear of mere replication of the original circuit. This overdrive not only avoids cloning but promises an entirely unique sonic journey for you to explore.
The architect not only features one boost circuit, but two! These circuits are entirely distinct and can be seamlessly switched between. Additionally, you have the flexibility to position the boost either before or after the overdrive circuit based on your preference.
Overdrive Clipping options
Violet - Jfet
Red - LED
Blue - Silicon
Green - Germanium
Boost Circuit options
Red - Mosfet Boost - inspired by SHO
Blue - Siliocn Boost = inspired by LPB-1
Top Mounted Input And Output Jacks
9VDC Center Negative 120MA
2.67 X 4.77 X 1.55
Output - Controls the volume of the overdrive circuit
Gain - Controls the gain of the overdrive
Boost - Adjusts the volume of the boost circuit
Low - Boost or cut the low frequencies
Mid- Boost or cut the mid frequencies
High - Boost or cut the high frequencies