Ahoy! Welcome to your new Depths Optical Vibe Machine! The Depths is our take on the classic optical vibe circuit. Now you can swab the decks with the same lush, pulsating, three-dimensional swirling sound you know and love, with some modern accouterments for all you land-lubbers out there...Read More
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We caught up with the Circa Survive guitarist at the legendary Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio, where the band celebrated the 10th anniversary of their album On Letting Go to nerd out on gear. And nerd out we did...Read More
Over fifteen years in the making, the Tune Job uses our patented blend of sacred crystals, educated guesses, and olde-timey junk store VU meters to put you more or less in tune. Close enough for Jazz, anyway...Read More
Are you ready to take the stairs to the top of the tallest tower of fuzz? You are now.
The Terminal is our take on the elusive vintage JAX fuzz. These units are increasingly hard to come by...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
BEGIN COMMUNIQUE . . . Attn: guitarists of the planet Earth . . . if you need to dirty your signal’s transmission, aim your satellites in the direction of the Dirt Transmitter fuzz driver from EarthQuaker Devices. . . . <<<
>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter uses rare-Earth precious Silicon metal transistors for a biting top-end response and higher gain than germanium, making it better suited for the modern fuzz tones of today . . . and the future. . . <<<
>>> . . . The “Bias” control starves the transistors of necessary electrical current, resulting in a gated, or “dying battery” sound for space-age Velcro-like fuzz tones. . . . This causes a primitive, sputtering, grimy effect akin to vintage (by Earthling standards) analog synthesizers . . . <<<
>>> . . . Place your puny humanoid hands upon the “Tone” control to alter the high-frequency content and overall harmonic contour of the Dirt Transmitter. . . . Positioned clockwise, you will hear bright, cutting tones which stretch the limits of your earthling ears. . . . Counterclockwise, the Dirt Transmitter emits creamy, mellow tones with singing sustain and a pleasant high-frequency roll-off . . . <<<
>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter has gobs of gain and a low noise-floor, making it exceptional for stacking with other overdrive and fuzz pedals to boost its broadcast range . . . . <<<
>>> . . . Every Dirt Transmitter is true-bypass, with archaic all-analog circuitry, and built one-at-a-time by a crack team of cryptozoology enthusiasts in the crop circles surrounding Akron, Ohio, USA – THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE . . . <<<
>>>. . . END COMMUNIQUE . . .<<<
Originally developed in conjunction the Levitation music festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) the Levitation Psychedelic Reverb takes the basic chemistry of the Ghost Echo and takes it far out, man...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
What to say about the Hoof that hasn’t already been said? Our flagship fuzz pedal can be found on thousands on pedaboards around the world and has rocked countless stages from stinky suburban basements to Madison Square Garden. Twice...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
“This is probably my favorite EarthQuaker pedal” says Isaiah Mitchell, pointing to his Dispatch Master.
“I think Daniel Lanois would like it. And I like Daniel Lanois...”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
"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...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
The Cloven Hoof is the Hoof’s evil twin. It looks a lot like the Hoof, only more, um . . . Cloven...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
The Ghost Echo is our spooky take on the haunted* amp-top spring reverberation units of yesteryear. This creepy analog/digital spring reverb emulation machine boasts a terrifying 30ms – 150ms of pre-delay, controllable via the “Attack” knob, for everything from a quick rockabilly slapback, to viscous pools of ectoplasmic reverberations...Read More
You want more? Turn up the “More” knob. That’s all there is to it. If you want “More,” you got it. The Speaker Cranker’s “More” knob works just like a tube amp: lower on the dial you’ll find thinner, quieter tones. Crank it up, and you’ll hear your tone, only fuller and with a slight touch of compression. If you want a boost, buy a booster, because the Speaker Cranker is an overdrive, buddy, and don’t you forget it...Read More
Is your tone pulling its weight? Put it to work with a Tone Job! This compact Boost & EQ Device is based around the tone-shaping options available in old audiophile-grade stereo preamps, making it a great addition to your pedalboard no matter what instrument you play...Read More
Ho! Ho! Ho! Wrap up your tone tighter than Christmas in July with the Bows Germanium Preamp Booster! The Bows is a transistor-based boost/overdrive that's anything but clean, and naughtier than, well, a really naughty thing...Read More