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.
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.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors x Datachoir collab results are in - this ridiculously fun Delay / Reverb / Reverse pedal. As soon as this was announced I knew I would end up with one. Incredibly inspiring and fun pedal - tons of audio samples contained within.
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.
Continuing my love and hate relationship with synth pedals - see infinite jets review - I try again with a more “straightforward” offering from the team at Keeley Electronics. This article has a lot of sounds in it.
One of the most interesting pedals possibly ever produced - the Montreal Assembly Count to Five has been on my list for a long time. I finally got an opportunity to trade for one. These are my thoughts on it - and some sounds.
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.
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!
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.
Last year it seemed like everybody was going absolutely crazy over this little DRV pedal from a small builder called 1981 Inventions. I chalked most of the hype up to the fact that the pedal was difficult to obtain (they are all made by 1 guy) but the hype has continued so I figured it was time to investigate further.
Since this was announced at NAMM I've been eyeing it as something that would probably end up taking a permanent place on my board. Finally picked it up yesterday and as usually happens it immediately inspired a quick recording.
Got this in a trade recently, wrote this a few weeks ago and have learned a lot more about this pedal but decided not to edit anything and instead to just record some audio for it.
Technology is progressing at a pretty unbelievable rate. Line 6 are pushing this category forward with their Helix series and especially with this Helix Native plugin. I sat down really quickly for some first impressions / thoughts. Expect this to become a recurring series.
Danelectro may not get the most credit for their pedals but if you're looking for size alone this one is going to really take the cake. This pedal is enormous, but it holds a very fun little trick within it.
Just a basic resynthesizer that samples your playing based on your dynamics, selects elements, refactors them and sustains them infinitely in real time. No big deal.