In April 1995, Dan Coggins gave up his night shifts as a BBC engineer and the Lovetone company was founded. That summer, Dan and partner Vlad Naslas took their Meatball envelope filter production prototype to effects guru Pete Cornish, who provided them with some solid advice moving forward. The Meatball was described by the company as an amazing envelope follower/triggered filter. Famous users include The Edge, Ed O’Brien and Kirk Hammett. A few companies have taken their own passes at the Meatball design since Lovetone shuttered around 2001.