Critter & Guitari – ETC Video Synth

Critter & Guitari are the geniuses behind the idiosyncratic devices such as the Organelle and Bolsa Bass synthesizers, the Kaleidoloop sampler, and the Rhythm Scope video synth. Recently we dropped into their colourful Brooklyn studio to check out their latest offering: the ‘ETC’ video synth. Playing live can be a tricky business, and more and more artists… Continue reading Critter & Guitari – ETC Video Synth

Lastgasp Art Laboratories – Cyber Psychic Oscillo Filter

For this instalment, we’re taking a look at the Cyber Psychic Parametric Oscillo Filter from Lastgasp Art Labratories. The Cyber Psychic is special beast, as it makes use of an internal oscillation system. I’m not going to pretend to fully understand the technical explanation of how the process itself works, but here it is for… Continue reading Lastgasp Art Laboratories – Cyber Psychic Oscillo Filter

Twisted Electrons – Octopus (Eurorack Module)

For this post, we turn our attention over to Twisted Electrons, purveyors of fine noise devices such as the wonderful TherapSID synth, which makes use of the coveted Commodore 64 chip. Every time they release something new, my bank manager wakes up in a sweat. We’re going foray into the Eurorack world and take a look… Continue reading Twisted Electrons – Octopus (Eurorack Module)

Dwarfcraft Devices – ARF

Dwarfcraft Devices are one of my personal favourite manufacturers around at the moment. Not only do they make some pretty great standard effects boxes, they also routinely foray into other areas of electronic goodness, throwing some oscillating madness into their pedal designs, and even putting out their own unique Eurorack modules. This approach ticks all… Continue reading Dwarfcraft Devices – ARF

Walrus Audio – Janus Tremolo Fuzz

This week we turn to a pedal from a builder from Oklahoma in the US of A: Walrus Audio. Walrus have got a variety of devices in their catalogue, which range from the conventional clean boosts and overdrives to the more outlandish over-sized analog delays and reverbs. One thing that unites all of these is… Continue reading Walrus Audio – Janus Tremolo Fuzz

Earthquaker Devices – Rainbow Machine

In this installment, we take a look at a pedal that gets a fair bit of attention from the experimental music crowd: the Rainbow Machine from Ohio’s Earthquaker Devices. I was always intrigued by the Rainbow Machine, as despite reading many different descriptions, I was never quite sure what it actually did – partly because the… Continue reading Earthquaker Devices – Rainbow Machine

Red Panda Lab – Raster Delay

Red Panda are one of the fierce but cuddly stars of the boutique guitar pedal world. Based in the artistic mecca of Detroit, Michigan, they made some of the coolest effects pedals around – ‘for the experimentally minded’. If you follow us on Instagram, or have checked out the previous demo vids, you’ll have seen… Continue reading Red Panda Lab – Raster Delay