The Midium

Dreadbox's description of the Dreadbox Kinematic Analog Compressor and Filter Pedal


Kinematic is a Greek based word (Κίνημα), which describes motion – of points, bodies or systems of bodies, without the consideration of the forces that cause them to move.


Full Analog VCA based Compressor

Band Boost Filter

Extreme Compression Ratio

Envelope Filter

Low Pass Filter

Slow Envelope Curve

Post Diode Overdrive Circuit

Level Boost up to +18dB

True Tone Maker

3 patch points for our modular fans



Mono OUT TS unbalanced 6.4mm audio jack

Mono IN TS unbalanced 6.4mm audio jack.Expects up to 2Vpp Input Levels

Filter Cutoff Frequency - In COMP mode this acts as a frequency boost... In ENV FILTER mode it is a low pass filter

Set the Drive amount

You can set the output Level of the effect

You can choose between 2 modes: COMP COLOUR: acts as a compressor and frequency booster... ENV FILTER: a 12dB Low Pass Filter with auto was

You can set the Envelope Amount- On COMP that is the Ratio factor... On ENV FILTER that is the auto was amount





Inputs / Outputs
IN/OUT : TS Unbalanced 6.4mm jack
Filter / Level / EG Out : 3.5mm mini jack

Power Supply
9VDC BOSS style center pin negative 2.1mm (NOT INCLUDED)

Dimensions (cm)
14 x 10 x 5.6

Current Draw


Read the official owner's manual here.