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
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The Data Corrupter’s analog circuitry gives it a rich, harmonically complex, and expressive musical voice with stable, instantaneous tracking, courtesy of its rock solid oscillators. How you use it is up to you. Below are audio examples of five cool sounds I’ve unlocked...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
These nine songs are a handful of my favorites where great (if unconventional) tones collide with solid playing and a good song...Read More
Nothing ruins a bassist’s night faster than some chump soundperson sticking some busted looking DI box on top of his or her SVT. As musicians, we spend untold thousands of dollars, and in some cases an entire lifetime acquiring mountains of gear...Read More
When Jamie announced that our NAMM release this year was a dark modulated delay, my ears perked up immediately. My internal monologue (in between thoughts about Geddy Lee) would have read something like this...Read More
When we pulled this thing out of the Upside Down back in October, it was hotter than a stack of Eggo waffles, nailing those creepy Stranger Things vibes with its extra resonant, highly modulated filter swept ambience...Read More
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...Read More
If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you know a thing or two about the Avalanche Run. You probably already know that it’s the first EarthQuaker Devices delay and reverb to use our new proprietary DSP platform. You might be aware that it’s the first EQD to feature stereo ins and outs, tap tempo, ...Read More
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...Read More
“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...Read More
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...”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
What's up, nerds? Welcome to Aaron's Bass Hole! This is a new monthly feature on EarthQuakerDevices.com where I'll answer the question, "So what does it sound like on bass?..."