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The highly coveted Octave Clang has made a triumphant return to Death By Audio's workshop. Long presumed extinct, the OC was never really gone, merely in a state of hibernation—evolving, refining, and enhancing its already extraordinary sound.

Embraced by professionals and punks alike, the Octave Clang was created to unleash distinctly unconventional tones that captivated the senses. Today, we’ve extended the range of the original controls, added a foot-switchable octave, and did some under-the-hood supercharging.


Bypass (Left Footswitch): Turns the Octave Clang on and off (red LED).

Octave (Right Footswitch): Toggles the Octave Up mode (yellow LED). The yellow LED stays on/off when the pedal is bypassed to indicate if the Octave Up is engaged.

Volume: Controls the output level. Goes from totally silent to extremely loud. When set above your normal volume, it propels your chain into overdrive.

Gain: Sets the gain of the Octave Clang. This can (and will) drive the rest of the circuit into overdrive and fuzz. Can provide up to +39dB of gain.

Tone: A powerful pre-gain tilt EQ, this control adjusts the amount of highs and lows going into the of the circuit. This can make the octave and fuzz react very differently. Overloading the lows yields a larger, more blown-out sound while overloading the highs gives a more cutting and clear sound.

Bias (Internal): Allows misbiasing the distortion circuitry. Leave this control in the middle (5-6) for standard functionality, or turn it left or right to skew the character of the distortion to a rougher sound.
Access by removing the back plate of the Octave Clang.


Dimensions: 4.8” x 3.7” x 2.1” (including hardware).

Weight: 11.5 oz.

Power: Powered by a standard 2.1mm 9V DC adapter with center-negative polarity. Isolated power supplies are recommended. It is also possible to use the Octave Clang with a 9V battery (not provided). When not using a battery, the internal battery snap should be attached to the corresponding battery snap holes on the board. Do NOT leave the battery snap floating inside the pedal when not using a battery.

Current Draw: 10 mA