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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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Aaron's Bass Hole - Pocket Protectors: 6 Unsung Bass Players Holding it Down

Aaron Rogers

Happy Thanksgiving, turkeys!

This month I’m giving thanks and paying respect to my favorite bassists flying under-the-radar. Reference this handy guide at dinner when your drunk uncle starts talking politics so you can drop some bass knowledge and change the subject just long enough to plan your escape...

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Aaron's Bass Hole - Break a Leg: 7 Tips to Make Every Gig Your Best Gig

Aaron Rogers

Hoarding effects pedals is fun, but what’s the point if you don’t play them? I’m crawling out of the Bass Hole this month to offer up some common-sense advice for when you decide to climb out of the basement, load up the VanBot and hit the road! These are just a few of the lessons I’ve learned in my 9+ years as a live sound engineer working with everybody from teenagers playing their first gig to Grammy-award winners...

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Aaron's Bass Hole - Compression 101

Aaron Rogers

“When the Levee Breaks.” “In the Air Tonight.” Californication. One of these things is not like the other. Compression can make or break a song, or an entire album, and yet remains a mystery to most listeners, puzzling even the savviest of musicians.

Dynamic range reduction, or compression, is present at every stage of the recording process from individual instrument rigs...

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Juan Alderete - Making Bad Sounds Into Bad Ass Sounds

Juan Alderete

Yo! Hello from the depths of my studio, 5 Starr Sound Labs, where I practice, video, explore and record everything I do for my career. I built this studio back in 2011 and have kept developing it till this day. I think every musician should have a space where they are surrounded by their tools and can be inspired to create...

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Aaron's Bass Hole - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Rainbow Machine

Aaron Rogers

The Rainbow Machine is the black sheep of the EarthQuaker Devices family. It’s our red-headed step child, the wizard in the cupboard under the stairs, the one Device to rule them all; the audio equivalent of a map to Luke Skywalker that’ll take your tone to the twilight zone, open your third eye, tickle your lizard brain, and fire up your Improbability Drive faster than you can say “Zaphod Beeblebrox...”

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