Got this whilst trying out the new Free The Tone Direct Volume pedal. While the latter is coming, well, later down the line, this thread is about the former.
And obligatory crappy IG clip.
This monstrosity is a collaboration between Third Man Records (namely Jack White) and Gamechager Audio's Plasma. And just to take a few steps back for those unaware: the original Plasma's gimmick was to produce drive by using continuous high voltage discharges in a xenon filled tube then converted to analog audio. There's even a noise gate in this pedal. So an over glorified dist/fuzz/bitcrush pedal. And this version THEN put Jack White's extra tweaks, ostensibly making this a quasi signature pedal.
As impressive as the original was, I thought the Plasma was a little too gimmicky, even if the chaotic capsule looked cool. But all the stuff Jack White added on this version suddenly sealed the deal for me. There's added multiple Octaver style circuits (5 styles and 1 boost) and the best thing about it is that it can be toggled either via latch or momentary. The blend control has been removed, while a dealbreaker for some, I guess for me in this case, if I'm going full fuzz and filth I may as well go all the way. Say what you will about Jack White, the guy knows his weird ass sounds and how to expand on them.
Pretty much another go to post-production tool. Definitely fun to put the bass and synths through this, and really itching to get that my incoming fretless RG and jam that through this pedal.