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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
United States

(330) 252-9220

Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

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EarthQuaker Session: Nick Semrad & TaRon Lockett (Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles)

Aaron Rogers

Nick Semrad is a sonic titan blazing new trails for keyboardists. Whether he’s onstage with Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles or ticklin’ the ivories with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Semrad is an audio explorer, a mad scientist conducting ultra-funky experiments in a laboratory of keyboards and a few well-chosen effects pedals, synthesizing new compounds scientifically proven to enhance your groove... 

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North Cackalacky Boy – A Conversation with Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, the Oblivians)

Anna Blumenthal

After a string of Northeast solo tour dates last month, I met up with Greg Cartwright in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, just down the block from Norton Records’ HQ where he was staying. If there’s such a thing as garage rock royalty, Cartwright is it. He formed The Compulsive Gamblers in Memphis in 1990 with Jack Yarber, and then The Oblivians just a few years later...

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EarthQuaker Session: Uno Lady - "Underground"

Aaron Rogers

Cleveland’s Christa Ebert is a one-woman choir. As Uno Lady, she’s dazzled, confounded, and delighted audiences since 2007 with loop-based compositions for voice, found sounds, and effects pedals. Her avant-garde pop tunes combine doo-wop harmonies and ethereal soundscapes...

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Show Us Your Junk! Episode 2: David Catching's Rancho De La Luna

Aaron Rogers

David Catching’s Rancho De La Luna sits atop hallowed ground. The recording studio (which doubles as Catching’s private residence, so keep out!) is the musical oasis from which flows the sandy lifeblood of Southern California’s thriving desert rock scene, giving rise to albums by the likes of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, and Eagles of Death Metal. The new sacred texts of rock n’ roll...

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Bit Commander Guitar Synthesizer

Aaron Rogers

The Bit Commander is a monophonic analog synthesizer that packs four octaves of ripping square-wave voices plus a rich filter section into an enclosure smaller than the Game Boy you got for your birthday way back in ’92.

Dialing in the perfect sound is easier than Tetris, but the array of sounds is just as deep. The Bit Commander’s Base control...

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Trails and Trials: A Conversation with Noveller’s Sarah Lipstate

Aaron Rogers

Every cloud has a silver lining. Cliché? Sure, but it seems to ring true for Los Angeles (by way of Louisiana, Austin, and Brooklyn) based guitarist and composer Sarah Lipstate.

Better known as Noveller, Lipstate has a habit of spinning the straw of her personal tragedies into the golden threads with which she weaves her musical tapestries...

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Ghosts in the Machine - Kid Koala at the LA Amp Show

Aaron Rogers

"It's like they add ghosts to your machine," says Kid Koala.

We met up with Kid Koala (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz) at the LA Amp Show to twist some knobs and learn more about how he integrates effects pedals into DJ performances. And we got that. But we also got a lot more than that...

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"Dogs and Dust" - EarthQuaker Devices Presents "Survive" by Chelsea Wolfe

Aaron Rogers

“I think pedals in general helped me find my sound,” says Chelsea Wolfe.

When we visited Chelsea Wolfe at the Sargent House compound in Los Angeles last summer, we were awestruck by the striations of ugliness and beauty in her song “Survive.” And the volume. Lots and lots of volume. Each chord she plays and every note she sings hangs heavy and thick in the dry desert air like a cluster of tiny rainclouds gathering moisture, waiting to release thunder and lightning upon meeting a pocket of warm sky...

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V2 Updates to Bit Commander, Cloven Hoof, Hoof, Levitation, and Organizer

Aaron Rogers

10-4, space truckers!

We're puttin' the hammer down so you don't have to, because the Bit Commander, Cloven Hoof, Hoof, Levitation, and Organizer are now available with soft-touch switching!

While we're at it, we updated the Levitation with new artwork and new op-amps for lower noise, and we improved the Organizer's circuitry for better performance and lower noise, because hey, when you're hot, you're hot!

You can keep your feet on the ground and tappity-tap-tap away at these new and improved Devices at your local dealer starting January 19th, 2017!

And, if yer LA-bound and flyin', come visit us at the NAMM show! Booth 4296 in Hall C...

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Ghost Echo Vintage Voiced Reverb

Aaron Rogers

The Ghost Echo is our spooky take on the haunted* amp-top spring reverberation units of yesteryear. This creepy analog/digital spring reverb emulation machine boasts a terrifying 30ms – 150ms of pre-delay, controllable via the “Attack” knob, for everything from a quick rockabilly slapback, to viscous pools of ectoplasmic reverberations...

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Now Hiring! Shipping and Builder Positions Available!

Aaron Rogers

Do you have a passion for all things shipping? Have you ever wanted to come to work every day and build guitar pedals?

EarthQuaker Devices is now accepting resumes for shipping and builder positions. Some experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate. These positions are part-time, and may require evening hours. We are located in downtown Akron, Ohio...

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Speaker Cranker Overdrive

Aaron Rogers

You want more? Turn up the “More” knob. That’s all there is to it. If you want “More,” you got it.  The Speaker Cranker’s “More” knob works just like a tube amp: lower on the dial you’ll find thinner, quieter tones. Crank it up, and you’ll hear your tone, only fuller and with a slight touch of compression. If you want a boost, buy a booster, because the Speaker Cranker is an overdrive, buddy, and don’t you forget it...

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