We asked a few questions to Curt Malouin from Detroit’s own Red Panda. Stumbling upon the fact that these guys were about 5 blocks away from me was a bit of a surprise. Curt was nice enough to answer some questions about pedals, work, creativity, and life.
We sent over a few questions to Scott Marquart from Stringjoy about exactly what kind of maniac it takes to start a string manufacturing company in 2014, in Nashville, using all American labor. Hint: He’s that exact maniac.
We asked @mjamesmh to dive into some of his, admittedly rather complex, use cases for the MOOD. This article contains some of these settings as well as audio and some info from Matthew about his experiences with the Mood.
Continuing the trend of talking to people who take matters into their own hands - in this case literally - we chatted with the folks at Baum about their company history, their design philosophy and especially about their guitars.
David Rolo of DroloFx was kind enough to answer a number of questions about his products, music, creativity and technology.
A random reddit thread led us to a few questions for Elliot Garbus - the creator of a series of Meris preset editors for Mac & PC. What a great idea.
We asked Olav aka @olzios if he wanted to contribute some words to this little website and he agreed. Here’s the first installment talking about something a lot of us can probably relate to - the ever changing pedal collection.
TJ Dumser provided a walkthrough of his Ableton Live rig, built around building massive soundscapes in a live environment. Interested in looping? Ambient music? Sick pedalboards? This article is probably for you.
A few months ago I was struggling with getting sounds that I wanted out of my pedalboard. I was looking for more and more synth inspired sounds and was trying to replicate them on a guitar, this approach was honestly quite frustrating and the results were sub par. I decided to take the jump into an actual synth - this is what happened.
Thorpy have been rapidly expanding their product lineup and
With a few days off in Copenhagen - instead of participating in the local bar scene or watching endless hours of TV - I decided to put together a mobile recording rig and try to focus some creative energies through it
The tape emulation market is pretty well stocked but this piece of kit from Foxpedal has a few tricks up its sleeves including a pretty spectacular built in reverb and the ability to bypass the feedback control creating a “wave” of sound that can be manipulated via a soft touch momentary switch. Tons of fun!
David Gilmour sold 120 of his guitars over about 8 hours and managed to raise $21M+ for charity.
Today is the day that we find out how much the Black Strat is actually worth, but here's a bunch of other cool, less big ticket items.
This topic comes up a ton with people getting into guitar effects, and even getting more familiar with their board. You start to wonder, what if I did it differently? What effects need to go first? What need to go last? Which ones don’t care at all? This article covers the basics of guitar pedal order.