May 25, 2020
It’s underappreciated and not as sexy as an overdrive or fuzz, but an EQ on your pedalboard can open myriad tonal doors.
April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
February 17, 2020
It's not as obvious as you might think. Here are the questions you gotta ask when planning your travel rig.
December 17, 2019
Columnist Philippe Herndon on gear, freedom, and finding joy in making music.
November 18, 2019
Tone suck or lifesaver? Here’s how to decide if you can bear the cost—both economic and sonic—of this fancy technology.
August 7, 2019
Tips for finding and fixing issues with your stomp system on the fly.
July 26, 2019
Don’t just embrace chaos—court it! And sonically leave the planet.
July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
June 3, 2019
Our expert discloses a few secrets of life … and gear!
April 30, 2019
Tips for taking your signal path from stereo to mono.
April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
March 22, 2019
An insider’s view from pedal world at this winter’s show.
February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
June 13, 2018
Philippe Herndon replies to readers about digital emulation, “magic ears” designers, truth in advertising, and knowing when an idea is fully hatched.
April 2, 2018
The search for time and space—to create.