eq

A powerful tone-carving tool that helps you transform a tired sonic recipe fast.

Intuitive operation. Streamlined design. Easy to dial in transformative sounds.

No dedicated footswitch for boost/overdrive.

$280

API TranZformer GTR
apiaudio.com

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When it comes to underappreciated pedals, it’s hard to top the humble EQ. Yet these superficially unexciting stomp pedals can enable reproduction of elusive recorded sounds, salvage an unruly fuzz or amp, enliven a dull-sounding rig, or radically transform it from tune to tune. Why EQ pedals aren’t a more regular pedalboard fixture is puzzling. But the API TranZformer GTR underscores the immense potential of using a good one—particularly when you throw a nice preamp in the mix.

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The PG DSM Noisemaker Sub Atomic review.


Recorded direct with a Yamaha BBP34 using PreSonus FireStudio and PreSonus Studio One 3.
Clip 1: Master at 9 o’clock, blend at noon, dry gain at 2 o’clock, tone at 2 o’clock, drive voice in middle position (mid bump), and SUB LPF at 1 Khz
Clip 2: Master at 9 o’clock, blend at 100 percent wet, dry gain at 2 o’clock, tone at 9 o’clock, drive voice in left position (flat), and SUB LPF at 100 Hz
 

Ratings

Pros:
Sharp, modern tone options.

Cons:
Sharp, modern tone options—if that’s not your thing. The knobs were a touch loose-feeling.

Street:
$159

DSM Noisemaker Sub Atomic X-Over CMOS Bass Drive
dsmnoisemaker.com


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