Newbury Park, CA's boutique stompbox manufacturer Wren and Cuff
has built a super solid reputation throughout the years, in particular for their distortion pedals (in particular through very popular Muff recreations). Their latest creation, called Sonder
, sees them tackling for the first time the modulation realm.
Ever try and dial in the perfect tremolo sound, only to find out that it is either too fast or not fast enough for the song you are playing? Finding the sweet spot with a tremolo’s speed control can be tough, in particular when you have an idea...
Another very cool new pedal that was announced at NAMM ’16 is the Malekko Sneak Attack
. A unique take on compression, at its core the Sneak Attack is a very warm-sounding VCA analog compressor that can be used in some inspiring ways, not just...
In an industry overflowing with boutique pedal manufacturers, Matthews Effects
has delivered two very interesting products with with their Conductor
Tremolo and Cartographer
parametric overdrive pedal. The Cartographer is capable of delivering everything one could want in an overdrive pedal – clean...
The concept of what a delay is capable of has been turned on its head with the release of the Digitech Obscura Altered Delay
. The Obscura allows for standard delay, but that's only the beginning. You can literally twist, turn, chew, and spit out...
Continuing the line of hallowed delay pedals that include the award winning Replica, the Reptile 2, and the Duck Tail, T-Rex
effects has introduced yet another delay effect into the mix. The latest addition is called the T-Rex Replay Box
, which came about...
The Starla Tap Tempo Tremolo
effect by Dawner Prince
, one of our favorite new makers coming to us from Croatia
, is a really great audiophile-worthy Tremolo effect with Tap Tempo and some other bells and whistles worth mentioning. It comes encased in a sparkly purple...
The Ibanez Echo Shifter
combines true analog sound quality with digital-like flexibility. It features things like a Tap-Tempo
switch, Feedback control, Modulation, and a Depth control. I found this pedal to be a lot of fun and I really dig the vintage aesthetics.
The new Time Bandit
from Visual Sound controls your tap tempo delay pedal with a click track: dial it in with a BPM generator, and will work with just about any delay pedal that has an "external tap tempo" jack....