The Sub Atomic processes the highs and lows separately to get a dynamic and aggressive distortion on the mid-highs, and a clean, tight and warm low end thanks to its unique cascaded CMOS architecture, and, as usual with DSM Noisemaker products, versatility with no compromises is a checked box.
The High side has a High Drive control, ranging from sparkly cleans to all out grind, and a Drive Voice switch, with High Boost, Mid Boost or flat response options.
It’s clean Sub (Lows) side can be tailored with the Sub LPF switch, with 100Hz, 1kHz or no cut options. Just try the Sub LPF at 100Hz, Drive Voice at Treble boost, and get a scooped monster tone, or just the Sub side cutting 1kHz for a Motown vibe warmer than the sun thanks to the tubey vibe from the CMOS inverters.
With the Blend control, you can get the perfect balance between distorted highs and lows, and then find the right amount of high end smoothness with the Tone control.