Catalinbread presents the
evolution of the Ottava Magus, with the Ottava Magus II. Upgraded from
the former bantam series, the new Ottava Magus II has all the benefits
of the previous version, but the circuit has been revamped, retuned,
and has an added Saturation control that offers the ability of subtle
‘flutey’ high octave tones or crazier full-on ring mod sounds, the
Intensity control covers a wide range from clean to barking. The input
sensitivity is much more forgiving than typical octaves, so you can
actually get a lot of different flavors just by adjusting the controls
on your guitar. Back off your guitar volume for more subtle parts and
still have the octave clear and present with the natural decays intact.
Play on your bridge pickup down low on the neck for piano-like
overtones on your bass strings – try that with a conventional octave
There’s tons of output on tap to pummel your preamp or another
dirt box into sonic submission as well.
Oh – and it has purple knobs. You like purple, right?