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Malcolm Toft PUNISHR 500 Series Analog Harmonic Distortion Module

500 series analog harmonic distortion module with four processing paths and three types of distortion, individual bypass LED switches and level control for each circuit, automatic gain leveling circuitry, and 1970s inspired shelving EQ at 100 Hz and 8 kHz


Product Description

The Malcolm Toft PUNISHR is a harmonic saturation processor in 500 Series format, with four tonal shaping paths designed for mixing or tracking. PUNISHR offers three switchable distortion paths that can be used individually or in tandem: SYM (symmetrical distortion), ASYM (asymmetrical distortion) and IRON (transformer saturation).

The Malcolm Toft designed circuit includes 1970s inspired EQ and musical filters, alongside an Iron transformer with individual bypass and level control for all distortion elements. The EQ section can be placed pre or post the distortion path and there is a unique SUM mode where all three distortion circuits are fed simultaneously.

PUNISHR is designed to "punish your audio" with a wide range of harmonic distortion applications, from adding energy to lifeless tracks, an element of bite and grit to mixes or sonic mayhem when required!

PUNISHR is 100% designed and manufactured in the UK.


  • Analog harmonic distortion processor
  • 4 tonal shaping processing paths
  • 3 different types of distortion
  • SYM: Symmetrical distortion (both sides of the waveform are clipped)
  • ASYM: Asymmetrical distortion (only one side of the waveform is clipped)
  • IRON: Iron transformer saturation
  • Input Drive LED designed to illuminate when a steady signal reaches 0 dBm
  • Individual Bypass LED switches and Level control for each distortion circuit
  • Automatic gain leveling circuitry
  • 1970s inspired shelving EQ at 100 Hz and 8 kHz
  • Sweepable High Pass Filter (30 Hz - 350 Hz)
  • Sweepable Low Pass Filter (1.5 kHz - 20 kHz)
  • Smooth 12 dB per octave musical filter slopes
  • EQ/Filter circuit can be placed Pre or Post the distortion circuits
  • SUM mode feeds the input to all 3 distortion circuits simultaneously
  • Continuously variable dry/wet Mix Control
  • 500 Series format
  • Made in the UK

Product Specifications

Condition New
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis Module
Module Type 500 Series
Module Slot Count 1 Slot

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