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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
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Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

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Circuit Bending 101 (...and a little more) 

Emily Elhaj

When you snatch your new effects, bring them to rehearsal, and work through your favorite settings, is your next thought to look inside to see what makes them tick? This article is for you! Curious minds want to know, what is in this box of tone, flange, fuzz, and magic?

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 25 - Sylvia Massy

Uri Garcia

Sylvia Massy has been engineering and producing sessions for longer than most of us have been acting like we know what we’re talking about. Sylvia was kind enough to guide us through Studio Divine in this episode of EarthQuaker Devices Show Us Your Junk!

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EQD on Record: August 2019

Uri Garcia

Summer is almost over, and our artists are still releasing albums with EarthQuaker pedals as a creative component! These two new releases will surely turn your head. Plus, we have included more past-releases to ensure you a healthy hunt.

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Interview: Ex Hex

Anna Blumenthal

Ex Hex is quietly saving rock n roll. They’re not too in-your-face about it, but go to a show, and you’ll walk away in a daze, wondering how the hell you’ve gone this long without having seen these guitar god torch bearers.

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Board to Death Ep. 24 - Broken Social Scene

Uri Garcia

Brendan Canning and Andrew Whiteman give us a look at a portion of their effects arsenal while on-stage with Broken Social Scene in this tag-team episode of Board to Death.

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Roadie's Corner: Torche

Uri Garcia

Kicking off this thang, is an interview with Jonathan Nuñez of TORCHE. They have a new album out NOW called “Admission”, on Relapse Records. It’s a great spin, features EQD pedals big time, and you should check it out -as if you haven’t already!

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EQD on Record: July 2019

Uri Garcia

Hey folks, it’s time that time again! These fine musical outfits have chosen to implement EarthQuaker Devices into their creative studio process. Keep an eye out for these albums to be released. Mark them on your calendar and set an alert. Pre-download them on the streaming thing or whatever it is that you do. Just make sure that you check ‘em out!  

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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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An All-In-One Solution to Your Pedalboard Problems

Uri Garcia

As musicians, we are attempting to express our creativity through a series of organized sounds and controlled variables. However, we do not want unintended noise entering our audio signal, or less sound altogether.

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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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