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Prepare for Takeoff on the Modular-Synth Spaceship

Prepare for Takeoff on the Modular-Synth Spaceship

July 27, 2020
Looking for the otherworldly? Here are some devices and concepts that point the way.
The Most Powerful Pedal?

The Most Powerful Pedal?

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.
Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
How to Build a Flight-Friendly Pedalboard

How to Build a Flight-Friendly Pedalboard

February 17, 2020
It's not as obvious as you might think. Here are the questions you gotta ask when planning your travel rig.
State of the Stomp: It’s All About Wonder and Liberty

State of the Stomp: It’s All About Wonder and Liberty

December 17, 2019
Columnist Philippe Herndon on gear, freedom, and finding joy in making music.
State of the Stomp: Do I Need a Loop Switcher on My Pedalboard?

State of the Stomp: Do I Need a Loop Switcher on My Pedalboard?

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.
State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

August 7, 2019
Tips for finding and fixing issues with your stomp system on the fly.
State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

July 26, 2019
Don’t just embrace chaos—court it! And sonically leave the planet.
Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
State of the Stomp: Advice, Tricks, and Treats

State of the Stomp: Advice, Tricks, and Treats

June 3, 2019
Our expert discloses a few secrets of life … and gear!
State of the Stomp: To Sum or Not to Sum

State of the Stomp: To Sum or Not to Sum

April 30, 2019
Tips for taking your signal path from stereo to mono.
State of the Stomp: Some Things About Sound Waves I Think Are Cool

State of the Stomp: Some Things About Sound Waves I Think Are Cool

April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
State of the Stomp: What You Really Missed at NAMM!

State of the Stomp: What You Really Missed at NAMM!

March 22, 2019
An insider’s view from pedal world at this winter’s show.
State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
State of the Stomp: My Design Un-Basics

State of the Stomp: My Design Un-Basics

October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
State of the Stomp: Context Is King

State of the Stomp: Context Is King

July 30, 2018
No tone is an island.
State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

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.