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Board to Death Ep. 18 - Nels Cline (Wilco, the Nels Cline Quartet)

Aaron Rogers

Nels has multiple pedalboards, but today we’re looking at “the big one,” which is actually two small pedalboards stacked neatly inside a Pelican case to save space, because this is New York City, folks…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 11 - Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Foo Fighters, Tool)

Aaron Rogers

The former Big Business guitarist and regular Melvins collaborator has a long history of engineering and/or producing top-tier rock bands - the bathroom in his Sound of Sirens studio is decorated with platinum records honoring his contribution to albums by Foo Fighters and Tool…

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Countdown to Levitation

Anna Blumenthal

If you weren’t sure how psyched we are to be involved with Levitation, the psych fest taking place in Austin April 26-29, we named a pedal after it.

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“Mistakes Are Great!” - George Pajon, Jr. (Cairo Knife Fight, the Black Eyed Peas) on His Musical Evolution

Aaron Rogers

You know George Pajon, Jr. Whether he’s co-writing platinum hits with the Black Eyed Peas, producing, writing, or playing guitar for artists as varied as Sting, Ricky Martin, Macy Gray, Sérgio Mendez, or “Weird” Al Yankovic; touring the world with Fergie, or bringing down the house with his new hard rock band Cairo Knife Fight, you’ve heard his music...

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CHON: "Koalas Are Just Super Baked All Day"

Aaron Rogers

San Diego’s CHON writes intricate, ultra-linear fusion-inspired math rock, but with a twist. You can dance to it...We caught up with guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel shortly after tracking had wrapped to discuss the making of the album, and find out how they fared upon entering the Wide World of Effects Pedals for the first time in the band’s eight-year history.

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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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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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Studio Series - Kurt Ballou (GodCity Studio, Converge)

Aaron Rogers

Kurt Ballou's GodCity Studio is the central hub for crushing, oppressively awesome sounding heavy metal records by the likes of High On Fire, Helms Alee, Skeletonwitch, the Dillinger Escape Plan, and Torche. As if that weren't impressive enough, Ballou is also the guitarist in hardcore trailblazers Converge. And he has the greatest business card of all time...

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Studio Series - Norm Block (Happy Ending Studios)

Aaron Rogers

Norm Block is a Los Angeles based producer, mixer, engineer, and drummer. He operates the Cautionary Tail record label and is owner of Happy Ending studios, whose clients include jennylee (Warpaint), Greg Dulli / Mark Lanegan, Christian Death, and Spacehog.

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Studio Series - Vincent Caro (Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick Jr)

Aaron Rogers

Welcome to the EarthQuaker Devices Studio Series! Since so many of our favorite musical moments happen on recordings, we're peeling back the curtain and shining the spotlight on the men and women who use EarthQuaker Devices to help create new sounds and capture our favorite music on tape, hard drive, and ye olde wax cylinder...

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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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