Round 10

Line 6 DL4

Alderete: I use the Line 6 DL4 so much. My favorite features are the reverse function and the ability to drop the sound an octave. When Mars Volta would end a song, I’d kick on the octave drop just to make the speakers rattle. Hit something with the Meatbox, and then sample it and drop it an octave on the DL4—there’s nothing more low-end and subby.

Aguilar Octamizer

Hischke: I love the Aguilar Octamizer. I feel it’s more versatile than the Boss OC-2, since you have tone control over both the dry and effected signal, plus it tracks really well. I know a lot of people are attracted to the glitchyness and the warmth of the Boss, and that’s cool. But this one is so clear, dense, and perfect. It almost sounds like a different instrument.