Soft Touch Momentary Kill Switch, Latching Kill Switch, Latching Kill Switch with LED, Arcade Switch, Momentary + Latching
Saturnworks kill switch pedals allow you to turn off your signal with a soft touch footswitch, a latching footswitch, or an arcade switch.
The soft touch and arcade switches can produce a ‘stutter’ effect. Holding down the switch kills the signal. It comes back on when you release it. One of our great customers posted an interesting video of the Saturnworks arcade kill in action (at the 2:45 mark).*
The micro soft touch version provides the same soft-touch momentary on/off functionality, but in a tiny 2″ x 2″ enclosure.
The reversed soft touch and arcade switch work like the regular versions, except (you guessed it) in reverse. With the reversed version, the signal is normally off. Holding down the switch turn the signal on. The signal turns off again when you release the switch. The stereo arcade switch has two separate arcade switches on two channels, housed in the same enclosure.
The latching version allows you to click your signal on/off and leave it. This can be useful if you need to walk away from your rig, make adjustments, unplug and reconnect components, etc. The latching versions with an LED adds an LED that indicates when your signal is on/off.
The momentary + latching version is available in either a horizontally or vertically oriented layout.
The latching + momentary + reversed kill switch version combines all three types of kill switches in one pedal — three switches with triple functionality. If the latching switch is in the on position, the regular momentary switch turns the signal off. If the latching switch is in the off position, the reversed momentary switch turns on or ‘revives’ the signal.
Kill Switch Looper (Momentary or Latching)
The combination kill switch/looper adds either a latching or momentary kill switch as a second, along with a single true bypass looper. The momentary version is soft-touch switch that can create a stutter effect, or momentarily switch off the signal for whatever reason you’d like. The signal is off while you’re holding down the switch. The latching switch can be toggled on or off. The latching version includes an LED that indicates when the signal is off. With the LED version, the switches themselves don’t require power. The power, provided by a DC jack, is only to make the LED light up.
A/B + Latching Kill switch
The A/B + latching kill switch combines the functionality of an A/B and a latching kill switch into one compact package. The A/B can be used to switch your signal to different amps, or it can be hooked up in reverse to switch between different instruments.
New starting January 2021: upgraded soft touch momentary switches! We are now installing new higher-grade soft touch momentary switches in our soft touch momentary applications. We were able to source a higher quality soft touch momentary switch than any switch we’ve used previously. Our new switch is both very quiet and beefier than any other soft touch momentary switch we’ve seen on the market.
2-Channel Kill Switch + 2-Channel Kill switch w/ TRS Input + 2-Channel Alternating Kill
Our two-channel latching kill switch has two separate signal paths. Each channel has its own on/off latching switch.
Our two-channel latching version with a TRS input also has two separate channels with on/off latching switches. On this version, though, the input is TRS. The two (tip and ring) channels are separated into their own TS output jacks.
The 2-channel ‘alternating’ kill switch with TS jacks has two channels. The switch alternates which channel is active, rather than turning both on/off together. For example, when channel A is active channel B is silent and when channel B is active channel A is silent. The switch alternates between the two channels. This setup is useful to switch between two instruments going to two amps but with only one active at a time.
XLR Kill Switch
The XLR kill switch is a latching kill switch with a male XLR input and a female XLR output. It is useful for muting XLR signals, such as mics. The switch is passive. Its power is only to make the LED light up.
*Please note: Momentary kill switches can have light click or popping sounds when switching the signal rapidly on and off. This is just the physics of sound waves as they’re abruptly cut off and does not indicate that there is a problem with your switch. This phenomenon may be more noticeable with clean sounds while not as noticeable with distorted sounds, as distorted sound waves themselves are already ‘clipped’ waveforms.
Please note: The pedals in the images are stock photos and not the actual pedals you will receive. The pedals you receive may vary in their graphics, knob colors, and/or LED colors, where applicable. We have our graphics options here.
Upgrades and customizations
Saturnworks offers a wide variety of upgrades and customizations including custom enclosure colors, metal knobs, premium jacks and soft click latching switches. Check out our customizations and upgrades page, or contact us for details.