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Mid Valley FX Unveils the Mad Robot

September 19, 2018
An oscillating fuzz pedal that is designed to deliver arpeggiating tones that wrap around the notes.
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First Look: Seymour Duncan Fooz

August 27, 2018
We got our mitts on the pickup gurus' brand-new stomp to see what sort of (awesome) racket we could make with its trifecta of tools—fuzz, analog synth, and LFO filter.
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Monster Mutilators: Vintage Guitar Synth Pedals

June 7, 2018
We stalk the rare "big beast" guitar synths of the ’70s— devices that created the tones of classic rock, stretched the definition of effects, and still challenge the imagination.
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Meris Polymoon Review

April 30, 2018
Take a spin in an ambient washing machine.
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Pigtronix Mothership 2 Review

April 16, 2018
Badass synth tones from a petite pedal.
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Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

February 23, 2018
When it comes to pedal puzzles and putting together your dream sound rig, there’s no right way—just your way. Check out these boards from your fellow readers, and be inspired!
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NAMM '18 - Alexander Pedals Colour Theory Demo

February 16, 2018
Listen to an in-depth overview of an intense 8-step sequencer that can make your guitar sound like a rack of synths.
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Eclectic Effecting 101: How to Use Stock Pedals to Unlock New Sounds

February 10, 2018
A hands-on guide to using chains of pedals to create enigmatic, spooky, and downright crazy sounds.
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NAMM '18 - EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Drive, Data Corrupter & Rainbow Machine V2 Demos

February 8, 2018
A cool drive and more, plus an update on a sonic pedalboard dissident.
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NAMM '18 - Empress Zoia Demo

February 6, 2018
A wickedly cool modular approach to coaxing otherworldly sounds out of your axe.
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Pigtronix Introduces the Ringmaster Ring Modulator Synth Pedal

January 22, 2018
An analog ring modulator synth designed to create analog harmonizer and tremolo effects that can be made to follow the notes you play.
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Pigtronix Unveils the Mothership 2

November 23, 2017
Delivering a user-friendly guitar synth with real-time pitch and amplitude tracking, switchable preset tunings, and a devastating Sync effect that enables additional modulation effects for guitar and bass.
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Dedalo Fx Presents the ALU9 Aliaser

November 7, 2017
The pedal creates sounds based on the aliasing phenomenon, with a sample rate reducer that can be modulated by oscillator and trigger modes.
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Superego+

September 19, 2017
The latest version features 11 effect types, an EXP input for effect parameter control plus an EXT jack for a 3-button controller.
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Panda Audio Future Impact I. Review

August 29, 2017
The spirit of a revered but discontinued bass synth finds its voice again, and then some.
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EarthQuaker Devices Launches the Data Corrupter

August 23, 2017
A three-voice modulated monophonic PLL harmonizer that creates an analog synth tone.
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TC Helicon Releases the TalkBox Synth

May 30, 2017
The pedal offers both classic “singing guitar” talk-box effects and modern “robotic” vocoder sounds.
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Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Synth9

February 21, 2017
The pedal features nine of the most distinctive vintage-synth type sounds.
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Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Review

September 1, 2016
Coax trippy Mellotron tones from your 6-string or bass!
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