Death By Audio Evil Fuzz: Only 200 pieces worldwide!

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Somewhere in Brooklyn, NY there is a laboratory where mad scientists cook up insane guitar effect pedals. It goes by the (fantastic) name of Death By Audio. Their pedals are usually not for the faint of heart and are used by artists such as Wilco, Xiu Xiu, The Flaming Lips and Lou Reed. Its latest creation […]

Groovy, man! SolidGoldFX’s Athena Vibra-Phase pedal is inspired by 1960s Uni-Vibe

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Built in Canada, the new SolidGoldFX Athena Vibra-Phase is based around a two-stage phase effect, with leanings towards the classic Univibe tones of the late ’60s.  SolidGoldFX Athena Vibra-Phase What’s interesting here and goes beyond your regular phase effect is the pitch altering vibrato and asymmetrical Uni-Vibe tones. It has a Speed and Depth control, which […]

NAMM 2019: More leaked Fender pedals – Pinwheel Rotary Speaker Emulator and Tre-Verb

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Poor old Fender. Two more Fender effects pedals have been leaked by Chicago Music Exchange ahead of their launch at Winter NAMM 2019. We can add the new Pinwheel Rotary Speaker Emulator and Tre-Verb Tremolo/Reverb to last week’s leak. Fender Pinwheel Rotary Speaker Emulator The new Fender Pinwheel Rotary Speaker Emulator uses Fender’s own DSP chip and […]

Joyo O.M.B – A One Man Band with looper and drum pattern generator!

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Joyo’s war on TC and other brands at the cheaper end of the pedal market continues unabated! The company has just announced its new O.M.B pedal, a versatile looper aimed at the aspiring one-person bands among you – or those looking to jam or find a new way to work out new song ideas.  Joyo […]

2HP MMF: A multi-mode filter in the smallest possible space

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There doesn’t seem to be any limitations on what 2HP can squeeze down into their petite Eurorack format. This time around it’s a 12dB multi-mode analogue filter called the MMF. MMF I have a couple of 2HP modules and they are fabulously useful things that only take up a tiny bit of room. However, fiddling […]

Earthquaker Devices Aqueduct: A vibrato pedal with My Bloody Valentine setting

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Earthquaker Devices new Aqueduct pedal is a pitch vibrato effect for electric guitar with a vintage character; its eight modes include one that supposedly sounds like My Bloody Valentine. Aqueduct Vibrato is an effect that modulates the frequency in a given period. The vibrato effect is often mistakenly called tremolo, which modulates the amplitude (read: […]

MidiBot: a probability pulse and melodic engine for your virtual instruments

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Developer Robby Kilgore has released a very useful looking plug-in called MidiBot. It’s a MIDI pulse probability generator that can inject some poly-rhythmic triggers or humanistic harmonic sequences into your virtual instruments. It’s improbably good. MidiBot You insert it as a VST instrument and direct it as the MIDI input for the instrument you want […]

Malekko Downer and Thicken: Two new pedals that invite you to experiment

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Malekko Heavy has come up with two interesting new pedals named Downer and Thicken, both designed and built in Portland, Oregon. Both provide tools to get your sound to stand out from the crowd, but in different ways. Downer The Downer effect combines wavefolding/saturation with pitch shifting down to one octave below. Two filters are also provided, one high-pass and […]

W.A. Production SphereDelay plug-in available now at GBP 7 introductory price

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W.A. Production is a maker of modern-sounding effects geared towards producers of all genres. The developer has a brand new product out — SphereDelay. It’s a cool-looking delay for sure, and the sound ought to be up to par as well. The plug-in is split in three sections. The main section has left and right […]