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.Read More
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“It’s not musical and I like that,” says Justin Pearson.
For more than a decade Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Retox, Head Wound City) and Joey Karam (One Day as a Lion) have attacked eardrums and melted faces with their deconstructed avant-grindcore assault as members of the Locust. We recently met up with Justin and Joey at an undisclosed Los Angeles locale to concoct some Plague Soundscapes of our own…Read More
“It’s a lot of fun. Growly. Nice. Like it. Love it. Awesome.”
Elle Puckett of Eisley and Maggie Rogers’ touring band calls upon a carefully selected collection of boutique stompboxes including the Avalanche Run, Spatial Delivery, and the occasional Altiods tin to craft the ambient tones for which she is known.Read More
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
Spotlights are loud. We caught up with bassist Sarah Quintero before the band’s performance at Mahall’s in Lakewood, OH, to shine a light on the deluge of distortion and fuzz pedals she uses to saturate the low frequencies which drive the trio’s sludgy shoegaze riffs straight into your skull.Read More
“I’m a sick person,” confesses John Vanderslice.
He’s not wrong.
Vanderslice suffers from a terminal case of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and it’s spreading...Read More
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
Spend enough time browsing the comments section of gear demo videos and if you don't lose your mind first, you’ll inevitably see the question: “Where should I place [pedal] in my chain?”Read More
The idea behind this particular effects chain is to let the bass guitar take the lead by using effects pedals to simulate a sound similar to the sequencer module of an analog synthesizer...Read More
The Tentacle is a classic analog octave up effect. It is the very same octave from our beloved Hoof Reaper pedal. We got so many requests to make this a stand-alone unit that we just had to make it a reality. You can now add an excellent, swelling octave up to anything your heart desires!Read More
We met up with Tera Melos / Big Walnuts Yonder guitar wrangler Nick Reinhart at Juan Alderete’s 5 Starr Sound Labs to dig into a few of his favorite settings on the Bit Commander, Transmisser, and Avalanche Run. As if having killer guitar chops weren’t enough, Reinhart has made a name for himself as a tone-tweaker conjuring expressive and bizarre sounds from any pedal he touches. Today is no different...Read More
When he's not building pedals, EQD's Lamont Thomas is Obnox aka Nox. Watch him rip thru the garage-punk barnburner "Enter the Hater" and be sure to scoop up the seven (!) records he's slated to release this year. His latest LP, "Niggative Approach" is out now on 12XU!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
My name is Aaron Rogers and I play the bass guitar. I do copywriting & PR for EarthQuaker Devices, which means I'm responsible for most of the silliness which takes place on our social media . . .Read More
The Bit Commander is a monophonic analog synthesizer that packs four octaves of ripping square-wave voices plus a rich filter section into an enclosure smaller than the Game Boy you got for your birthday way back in ’92.
Dialing in the perfect sound is easier than Tetris, but the array of sounds is just as deep. The Bit Commander’s Base control...Read More
Patch a Pitch Bay in your effects chain and blast your three-part guitar harmonies into the stratosphere! This Device packs a three-part polyphonic harmonizer and overdrive circuit into a compact unit that saves precious pedalboard real estate while still being completely intuitive...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
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