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…Read More
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Har Mar Superstar are experts when it comes to gettin’ weird. We met up with Mr. Superstar himself, Sean Tillman, and trumpeter Jake Baldwin to see what might happen if we paired up a handful of our wildest Devices with trumpet and vocals...Read More
Whitney Petty, guitarist extraordinaire of Seattle’s Thunderpussy, is the first musician we’ve interviewed whose livelihood has been threatened by the Supreme Court, who counts Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready as a super fan, whose first stint playing was with Deerhunter – not too shabby for a first band – and who not only absolutely shreds on guitar but also kills it on bass and drums...Read More
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.Read More
The Organizer is a Polyphonic Organ Emulator which uses up to five softly modulated octaves to recreate the olde-timey sounds of vintage drawbar organs and rotating speaker effects, with a little bit of the elusive “Guitorgan” tossed in for good measure, but without all the extra woodworking and cabinetry...Read More
“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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Hello pedal enthusiasts. Nick Reinhart here, doing some guest blogging for EarthQuaker Devices. Some of you may know me from my music, namely Tera Melos, or my work with Zach Hill, or possibly a new band I have with Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Greg Saunier called Big Walnuts Yonder...Read More
Rumor has it that the Bit Commander doesn't track well on bass. Well, you can just forget about that, because with a little finesse, there's plenty of rump-shaking monophonic sub-octave to be had...Read More