Delicious Audio Blog – Stompbox Exhibit, Synth Expo and MixCon
Delicious Audio Blog – Stompbox Exhibit, Synth Expo and MixCon
Pedal Manufacturers Profiles

Sonicsmith – Squaver P1 & ConVertor

Running your guitar through real synths (not just "pedal synths") is something not every guitarist is fond of, but those who do have a lot of fun with it. It takes a certain mindset (not to mention patience) to comprehend all the functions and options offered by synths,...

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Pedal Manufacturer Profile: Chellee

If you really think about it and aren't afraid to sound a little cheesy,  love is always behind the founding of a manufacturing company. Why would anybody otherwise pretty much "condemn" him or herself to building something in (hopefully) humongous quantities for the rest or their lives? In this...

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Manufacturer profile: McCaffrey Audio (from Gearphoria)

Ryan McCaffrey was a firefighter in central Wisconsin when the pedal bug bit. A member of the Air Force before that, you could say he knew a thing or two about discipline. So it was not without a lot of research (and some trepidation) that he...

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New Pedal Manufacturers: Beetronics FX

The look of Beetronics FX's pedals made me think of a conversation I had years ago with a friend who was scandalized at the fact that there was a factory whose sole purpose was to wear down new pairs of jeans and make holes in them so that they...

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Pedal Manufacturer Profile: Foxrox Electronics

Summer camp can really have a crucial impact on people's lives. Just ask Dave Fox, owner of New Jersey's pedal company Foxrox Electronics:

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Malekko board at the Montreal SBE 2017

Malekko Heavy Industry is one of those pedal manufacturers that likes to think outside the box, and their latest effects have been more and more interesting and unusual. They also participate to most of our events, so we thought it would be cool to highlight the pedals...

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New Pedal Manufacturers: Cast Engineering and the Mike Zito Peace Drive

Based in Atlanta, Casper Engineering has been forging stompboxes (and amps) since 2015, shortly after its founder Steve Evans decided it was time to quit the... professional bowling career!

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Old Blood Noise board at the Montreal SBE

For those of you who missed our Montreal Stompbox Exhibit, we just thought of a way to give you the opportunity to experience it, one board at a time, in a... flawed but interactive way! Old Blood Noise sent the pictured mini-board for that show;o we have recreated...

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New Pedals: Gearmanndude Luther Drive v.3

Y'all may know GermannDude for his very popular demo videos of stompboxes - we actually aggregate many of them in the "pedal strip" on our site's homepage (under the blog's top picture).

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Pedal manufacturer profile: Retro-Sonic

Cars and garages can do weird things to men, and Tim Larwill of Retro-Sonics knows a thing or two about that. The Ottawa based engineer began his career as a vintage car fixer, soon combining the passion for the automobiles of the '60s and '70s with the...

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Pedal Manufacturer Profiles: Lotus Pedal Designs (by Gearphoria)

“The pedal thing started when the band I was in earlier on got back together for a reunion show in like 2009,” recalled Erspamer. “I had sold off most of my gear. I had one electric guitar, one acoustic guitar… no amp anymore. But if I was...

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French manufacturer on the rise: Anasounds

The list of manufacturers that use wood for their pedal enclosures is not very long, and if on the one hand that organic material has definitely a lot of visual appeal, on the other it is always cause for concern when considering the unit's sturdiness (at least compared with the...

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Pedal Manufacturer Profile: Ground Control Audio

Based in Montreal (the Canadian city hosting this weekend's Stompbox Exhibit!) Ground Control Audio is a small boutique pedal manufacturer that is getting more and more attention for its quality, hand made effects, so far exclusively focused on gain related designs: the company is currently offering three...

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