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Pedalboards at the SNAMM 2016 Stompbox Exhibit

IMG_0355[1] Check out the boards on display at the 2016 edition of the Summer NAMM Stompbox Exhibit!

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Outlaw FX introduces four new pedals at SNAMM ’16, including Lasso Looper

oullaw[1] Outlaw Effects just announced the introduction of four new pedals - and hey! The company will be part of our Summer NAMM Stompbox Exhibit 2016, so visitors will be able to try these pedals in our booth (#1342)! Three of these products are "utility boxes": the Kerosene is a...

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Olga Bell’s synths and creative process

olg-a-bell Born in Moscow and raised in Alaska, Olga Bell is a classically trained pianist, composer, producer and performer based in Brooklyn. Unafraid of venturing into unfamiliar sonic territories, her musical career could be interpreted as an effort to defy cliche'. That's how her latest...

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SNAMM 2016 Stompbox Exhibit: Amptweaker introduces the FatMetal Pro

Amptweaker_FatMetal_Pro_Distortion_2[1]Amptweaker’s James Brown - whose self-described specialty is not necessarily in the wild ideas but rather in the tweaking of ideas - is becoming one of the most nuanced pedal manufacturers for high gain distortion and we are proud to have him at our Summer NAMM booth...

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Split pedal? Fuzzrocious/Dwarfcraft Afterlife of Pitch

wizardlife[1] Here at Delicious Audio we love collaborations, in particular if they are of the creative variety. Both Dwarfcraft Devices and Fuzzrocious Pedals have been churning out several pedals demonstrating how they love to think outside the box - although within the stompbox parameters! The two boutique...

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B Boys talk about guitar pedals

tumblr_nwzszk8dmU1uvy0vao4_540[1] Brooklyn B Boys came seemingly out of nowhere in March 20162 with debut record 'No Worry No Mind' (on cult local label Captured Tracks). The album caught immediately a lot of attention (certainly ours) also thanks to the promotion the band received...

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Lone Wolf FX at Summer NAMM’s Stompbox Exhibit

12079248_958848167515060_2190061506082250621_n[1] We met Joe Anastasio from Lone Wolf FX in Austin back in 2012 when we organized our very first Austin Stompbox Exhibit - at the time he was part of a now defunct manufacturer called Enormous Door FX). To be fair, he never struck us as the most...

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Q&A with Kristin Kontrol (ex Dum Dum Girls) about embracing synths

Kristin Kontrol Changes are often friends of inspiration: new experiences, new instruments, new influences, new collaborations, or even just a new approach, are all things that have the power to unleash renewed curiosity and creativity. The story of Kristin Kontrol's debut record X-Communicate can...

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New Pedals: Keeley Multi Echo ME-8

Keeley-Electronics-ME8-Multi-Echo-Pedal-300x491[1] As we all know, pedal lovers can be divided in two categories: those who like uncluttered effects with a few knobs, and those who seek stompboxes that open many creative possibilities, no matter the number of controls. With its eight algorithms controlled through just five knobs, the...

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Jessie Clavin of Bleached: favorite stompboxes

bleached Our first thought when we heard "Wednesday Night Melody" - the new single by Los Angeles power pop trio Bleached - was: "This song should be on Rock Band!" - which, if you think about it for a minute or two - is...

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Wicked New Pedals: Catalinbread Adineko (oil can delay recreation)

adineko_front-362x600[1] Have you ever wondered why many audiophiles or top engineers still don't seem able to admit that digital - in the audio realm - sounds better than analog? The answer is "character": digital is pristine, boring precision, while analog - like a familiar looking, slightly unpredictable, cigarette-puffing actor of the...

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Beverly: inspiration and gear behind ‘The Blue Swell’

10846060_857771650910292_4162175220121950269_n[1] Let it be said that Beverly's Drew Citron is no shrinking violet. Sure, she lost co-conspirator Frankie Rose soon after the band’s stellar debut album, but Drew pressed on and the new album 'The Blue Swell' marks a clear improvement in...

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