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Posts tagged "Lo-Fi"

Featured Pedals: Dr. Scientist’s BitQuest

BITQUEST_1__34121.1431461571.1280.1280[1] Are you old enough to remember the amazing old Sierra video game series from the late '80s and early '90s that included the classics like Kings Quest, Hero’s Quest, Space Quest, and Police Quest? Well, the Canadian husband and wife duo, Ryan and Tanya Clarke, of
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Wicked pedals seen at NAMM: Industrialectric 4046-M

2118404_orig[1] Another company further pushing the limits of what guitar pedals are capable of is Industrialelectric, out of Toronto. They have created a unit so bizarre that it must be checked out first hand in order to fully grasp everything that it is capable of. Appropriately titled,...

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New Pedals: Malekko’s Scrutator bit and sample rate reducer

CNbbDcbUsAAZv4W No guitarist that is or was a Ministry fan can help but being intrigued by Malekko Heavy Industries' stompbox insanity (the company's owner is the band's bassist Paul Barker). Although bit reduction pedals - also called "lo-fi" - are not for all (tone purists in particular), Malekko's...

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A look at Red Panda Lab’s Bitmap – a bitcrusher pedal

Remember when all recording engineers and pro audio magazines were saying that digital recordings sound awful? Well, we guess that was so long ago that people are starting to actually miss that sound...

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Pedal News: Changes in store for Caroline Kilobyte

Caroline Guitar Company is announcing a few changes to their popular Kilobyte delay pedal. The most notable of which is the introduction of an external trimpot  for the modulation effect of the unit. Some boutique pedal purists may...

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A brief history of Lo-Fi music and DIY recordings

DIY is a word that goes hand in hand with rock music. Read Delicious Audio's brief history of Lo-Fi music.

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At the SNAMM Stompbox Exhibit 2013: Holowon and the Tape Soup

The first Stompbox Exhibit at NAMM is next week (Summer NAMM in Nashville!) and we want to take the opportunity to highlight the various boutique manufacturers who will be participating. Holowon is a small company based in Rochester, NY specializing in hand-built...

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Guitar Pedal News: Earthquaker Devices’ Disaster Transport SR and Warden Optical Compressor

Just in time for NAMM 2013 we have a few new pedals coming from Earthquaker Devices, The Disaster Transport Sr and The Warden Optical Compressor. The Disaster Transport looks interesting mainly due to two independent delays and the claim for lo-fi sounds. I...

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Pedal Reviews: FXdoctor Super 8-Bit Fuzz

FXdoctor's Super 8-Bit Fuzzdoes one thing well, and that's creating an unpredictable racket that sounds like a Commodore 64 that’s been dunked in acid. It certainly isn't a pedal you'd ever leave on and can’t be incorporated into a formalized song structure because...

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Level up with these 8 bit guitar pedals

Hearing the term '8 bit audio' probably makes you think of old school arcade games or vintage Nintendo titles, but converting higher quality audio to 8 bits is an effect that can be used to achieve a variety of sounds - including some very...

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Production Corner: Lo-Fi Plug Ins & Pedals

As we all know, rockers enjoy going against trends, and lo-fi is a perfect “genre answer” to these high definition days. As a matter of fact, in most cases the poor quality of the recordings – rather than the result of disgraceful engineering – is created intentionally as a way to add character to the...

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