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

Critter and Guitari – Bolsa Bass Synth

The Bolsa Bass synthesiser is a monophonic synth from the lovable geniuses at Critter & Guitari. Based in Brooklyn, New York, they create a whole variety of weird and wonderful musical contraptions. As well as the Bolsa Bass, and their flagship Organelle (a powerful, patch-based synthesisier), they also create experimental beasts such as the Kaleidoloop (an amazing mini… Continue reading Critter and Guitari – Bolsa Bass Synth

Paradox Effects – Oniric Delay

Our pals over at fuzzmonster.dk sent us this Paradox Effects ‘Oniric’ delay to try out, and I’ve been twiddling away at it for the past week or so to see just what this wee box of joy can do. Paradox are a boutique pedal maker from all the way over in Mexico, and a group that I… Continue reading Paradox Effects – Oniric Delay