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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.

Blog Posts

 

 

How-to Get In and Out of Soundcheck With Your Sanity!

Emily Elhaj

Touring with audio engineers and working with venue legends, soundcheck is usually smooth. There are, however, always unforeseen variables like gear malfunctions and even weather! To make soundcheck, dare I say, enjoyable, simplifying complicated concepts and giving players the language to ask for what they want is a step in the right direction.

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EQD on Record: June 2019

Uri Garcia

Many bands and solo artists that you love are using EarthQuaker Devices to get that vibe they can’t get anywhere else. Our Artist Medallion Program, or AMP as we like to call it around here, hosts a wide range of musical styles. Many of our artists also use EQD effects on their albums in addition to the stage.

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Relaxer "The Endless Slope"

EarthQuaker Devices

Relaxer is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Joe Scott, guitarist Jamie Stillman, bassist Corey Haren, and drummer Brad Thorla who previously performed with a variety of celebrated underground acts including The Party of Helicopters, Harriet The Spy, White Pines, Teeth of the Hydra, Sofa King Killer, Drummer (with Pat Carney of The Black Keys), etc.

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Interview: Mdou Moctar

Anna Blumenthal

Last May, I got an email from friend-of-EarthQuaker (and master flangeman) Matt Sweeney, that read: “I can’t think of a more worthy endorsee for EQD than Tuareg phenom Mdou Moctar, who is on tour right now in the USA. He and his band blew the roof off of the spot in Brooklyn last night. People going apeshit.”

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Rainbow Machine: Retrospective

Uri Garcia

Since entering our world at the end of the first decade of this century, the Rainbow Machine has turned more than a few heads with its bizarre and captivating trademark sounds. Take a trip over the rainbow into the mind of the creator of this somewhat misunderstood musical contraption, as Jamie Stillman shares some historical anecdotes.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 23 - Steve Albini (Shellac, Electrical Audio)

Uri Garcia

Steve Albini has recorded hundreds upon hundreds of bands spanning three decades. He has probably engineered one of your favorite records. His organic, non-meddling approach requires dependable and versatile recording equipment. With all of this great studio equipment, there had to be some oddball pieces floating around that he could dig up. Don’t worry, he will show you some of it.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 22 - Robert Carranza (The Solar Powered Plastic Plant)

Uri Garcia

Robert Carranza has spent most of his life discovering how music works, and the last 25 years in the recording industry learning lessons and discovering what is important to him. Producing records for Jack Johnson, Marilyn Manson, Mars Volta and Los Lobos, and winning four Grammy awards are just some of his juicy career accomplishments.

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A Mid-Song Pizza Break with Death Valley Girls

Anna Blumenthal

We talk about the band’s origins, influences, the paranormal and supernatural, and that Iggy Pop-eating-a-hamburger video, because, if you did a video featuring Iggy Pop eating a hamburger, wouldn’t you want to talk about it too?

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 21 - Phil Manley (El Studio, Trans Am, Life Coach)

Uri Garcia

You may know of Phil from his far-out bands Trans Am and Life Coach; but what you may not know is that this guy is also the owner of a historic diamond in the rough recording studio located in San Francisco, California.

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