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Weekly overview (2016, week 03): 2 new brands and 66 new pedals

collage of this week's updates

2 new brands

  1. Supro
  2. ZenZero Electronics

66 new effects

  1. Amptweaker TightDrive Jr.
  2. Amptweaker TightMetal Jr.
  3. Amptweaker TightRock Jr.
  4. Boss BC-1X Bass Comp
  5. Boss ES-5 Effects Switching System
  6. Boss VB-2w Vibrato - Waza Craft Special Edition
  7. Boss VO-1 Vocoder
  8. Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall - Analog Delay
  9. Decibel Eleven Time After Time - Analog Delay with Digital Control
  10. DigiTech TRIO+ - Band Creator + Looper
  11. DOD Looking Glass - Overdrive
  12. EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe
  13. Electro-Harmonix Nano Bass Preacher - Compressor / Sustainer
  14. Empress Effects Reverb
  15. Engl Chorus
  16. Engl Compressor
  17. Engl Delay
  18. Engl Reaper
  19. Engl Retro
  20. Engl Straight To Hell
  21. Ernie Ball Ambient Delay
  22. Ernie Ball Expression Overdrive
  23. Fuzzrocious Pedals Anomalies
  24. Fuzzrocious Pedals Feed Me
  25. Gallien-Krueger Plex Preamp
  26. Grace Design Alix - Instrument Preamplifier
  27. Jim Dunlop Cry Baby JP-95 John Petrucci Signature Wah
  28. Jim Dunlop DVP-4 Volume X Mini
  29. Jim Dunlop EP-103 Echoplex Delay
  30. Keeley Super Mod Workstation
  31. LAA Custom Nishi Drive - Stevie Salas Signature Overdrive
  32. MXR M-300 Reverb
  33. MXR M-76 Studio Compressor
  34. Nemphasis O2 - Oxygen Bass Preamp
  35. Nemphasis Pro Series O2 - Oxygen Bass Preamp
  36. Neunaber Technology Immerse - Reverberator
  37. One Control (designed by BJF) Crimson Red Bass Preamp
  38. One Control (designed by BJF) Little Copper Chorus
  39. One Control (designed by BJF) Tiger Lily Tremolo
  40. Orange The Amp Detonator
  41. Orange Two Stroke
  42. Ovaltone Fountain Overdrive
  43. Pigtronix Micro Philosopher's Tone
  44. Rainger FX Freakenstein Alpha
  45. Red Panda Buffer
  46. Red Panda Mixer
  47. Seymour Duncan Catalina - Dynamic Chorus
  48. Strymon Ojai - High Current DC Power Supply
  49. Strymon Zuma - High Current DC Power Supply
  50. Supro Boost
  51. Supro Drive
  52. Supro Fuzz
  53. TC Electronic BonaFide Buffer
  54. TC Electronic Ditto Looper X4
  55. TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor
  56. Valeton GP-1 Multi-Effects Processor
  57. Walrus Audio Contraband
  58. Walrus Audio Julia - Chorus
  59. Way Huge WHE207 Green Rhino Overdrive MkIV
  60. Way Huge WHE208 Overrated Special
  61. Way Huge WHE401s Swollen Pickle MkIIs Jumbo Fuzz
  62. WMD Protostar - Interstellar Filter Pedal
  63. WMD The Goldilocks Planet
  64. ZenZero Electronics One Knob Pony - Booster / MOSFET Preamp
  65. ZenZero Electronics Red Crown - Overdrive
  66. Zoom G5n Multi-Effects Processor

2 new articles

  1. NAMM 2016 overview: Day 3: 32 new pedals
  2. NAMM 2016 overview: T minus 1 day: 39 new pedals

Overviews of the previous weeks: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/updates/weekly

Discuss these updates at the forum: http://forum.effectsdatabase.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=522

NAMM 2016 overview: T minus 1 day: 39 new pedals

Weekly overview (2016, week 02): 2 new brands and 34 new pedals

collage of this week's updates

2 new brands

  1. Rehard
  2. Robot Graves Industry

34 new effects

  1. Catalinbread CSIDMAN Delay
  2. Cog Effects Dual Knightfall Distortion
  3. Cog Effects T-16 Analogue Octave
  4. Cog Effects T-65 Analogue Octave
  5. Cog Effects TK-421 Distortion
  6. Cog Effects TK-421-X Bass Distortion
  7. Dwarfcraft Devices Necromancer
  8. Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags
  9. EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run - Stereo Delay and Reverb
  10. EarthQuaker Devices Bellows - Fuzzdriver
  11. EarthQuaker Devices Bows - Germanium Preamp Booster
  12. EarthQuaker Devices Gray Channel - Dynamic Dirt Doubler
  13. EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire - Dynamic Harmonic Tremolo
  14. EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery - Envelope Filter with Sample & Hold
  15. EarthQuaker Devices Spires - Fuzz Doubler
  16. Electro-Faustus EF111 Guitardämmerung
  17. Keeley Delay Workstation
  18. Keeley Mod Workstation
  19. Keeley Tone Workstation
  20. Mad Professor Sweet Honey Deluxe Overdrive
  21. Mooer Audio Free Step - Wah/Volume Pedal
  22. Mooer Audio L6 Pedal Controller
  23. Mooer Audio Micro Drummer - Drum Machine Pedal
  24. Mooer Audio Mooergan - Digital Organ Simulation Pedal
  25. Mooer Audio PE100 Portable Guitar Effect
  26. Rehard Six-O-Tone - Sound and Effects Variator
  27. Salvation Audio ToneWheel Boost
  28. Sola Sound Bum Fuzz Unit
  29. Stone Deaf FX Kliptonite
  30. Stone Deaf FX PDF-2 Parametric Distortion Filter
  31. Stone Deaf FX Syncopy - Analog Delay
  32. Stone Deaf FX Tremotron
  33. Stone Deaf FX Warp Drive
  34. Unicord Jumbo Fuzz

1 new article

  1. NAMM 2016 overview: T minus 1 week: 88 new pedals

Overviews of the previous weeks: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/updates/weekly

Discuss these updates at the forum: http://forum.effectsdatabase.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=518

NAMM 2016 overview: T minus 1 week: 88 new pedals

new pedals from NAMM 2016, T minus 1 week

88 new effects

  1. Alexander Pedals Super Radical Delay
  2. Amptweaker TightMetal ST
  3. AudioSprockets ToneDexter
  4. Benado Effects PB-1Pro Effects Pedal Board
  5. Catalinbread Bicycle Delay
  6. Catalinbread CSIDMAN Delay
  7. Crews Maniac Sound DIS-01 Distortion
  8. Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B7K Ultra - Bass Preamp
  9. Dwarfcraft Devices Necromancer
  10. Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags
  11. EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold - Power Amp Distortion
  12. EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run - Stereo Delay and Reverb
  13. EarthQuaker Devices Bellows - Fuzzdriver
  14. EarthQuaker Devices Bows - Germanium Preamp Booster
  15. EarthQuaker Devices Gray Channel - Dynamic Dirt Doubler
  16. EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire - Dynamic Harmonic Tremolo
  17. EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery - Envelope Filter with Sample & Hold
  18. EarthQuaker Devices Spires - Fuzz Doubler
  19. Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper
  20. Electro-Harmonix Lester G - Deluxe Rotary Speaker
  21. Electro-Harmonix Lester K - Stereo Rotary Speaker
  22. Electro-Harmonix XO Crash Pad - Electronic Crash Drum
  23. Electro-Harmonix XO Soul POG - Soul Food + Nano POG
  24. Electro-Harmonix XO Super Space Drum
  25. GTC Sound Innovations RevPad
  26. Gurus Amps 1959 Double Decker
  27. Gurus Amps Optivalve - Boutique Series Tube Optical Compressor
  28. Hologram Electronics Dream Sequence - Programmable Rhythm & Octave
  29. Hotone Audio Bass Press - Volume / Expression / Wah-Wah Pedal
  30. Hotone Audio Ravo Pro - Multi-Effects Processor
  31. Hotone Audio Skyline series EQ-V - 5 Band Equalizer
  32. Hotone Audio Skyline series Golden Touch - Overdrive
  33. Hotone Audio Vow Press - Switchable Volume/Wah Pedal
  34. Ibanez Mini Analog Delay
  35. Ibanez Mini Chorus
  36. Ibanez Mini Super Metal
  37. JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme
  38. Keeley Delay Workstation
  39. Keeley Mod Workstation
  40. Keeley Tone Workstation
  41. KHDK Electronics No. 1 - Overdrive
  42. Lightning Wave Astro
  43. Lightning Wave Doom
  44. Lightning Wave Ghost
  45. Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay Deluxe
  46. Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive with 5 knobs
  47. Mode Machines AT1 Overdrive
  48. Mode Machines AT2 Distortion
  49. Mode Machines MM-1 Distortion
  50. Mode Machines MM-2 Overdrive
  51. Mode Machines MM-3 Buzz/Fuzz
  52. Mode Machines MM-4 Chorus
  53. Mode Machines MM-5 Delay
  54. Mode Machines MM-6 Phaser
  55. Mode Machines MM-7 Compressor
  56. Mode Machines MM-8 Flanger
  57. Mode Machines MM-9 Power Supply
  58. Mooer Audio (Pro series) Reverie Chorus
  59. Mooer Audio Free Step - Wah/Volume Pedal
  60. Mooer Audio L6 Pedal Controller
  61. Mooer Audio Micro Drummer - Drum Machine Pedal
  62. Mooer Audio Mooergan - Digital Organ Simulation Pedal
  63. Mooer Audio PE100 Portable Guitar Effect
  64. Mooer Audio Redkid - Talking Wah Pedal
  65. Morgan MkII
  66. Morgan NKT275
  67. Morgan OD
  68. Mr. Black TrancePortal - Shimmer Echo
  69. Providence BTC-1 Bass Boot Comp - Bass Compressor
  70. Providence HBL-4 Heat Blaster
  71. Providence VFB-1 Vitalizer FB - Active Impedance Converter + Booster
  72. Providence VZW-1 Vitalizer WV - Active Impedance Converter
  73. Rainger FX Echo-X - Digital Delay
  74. Singular Sound Beat Buddy Mini
  75. Sinvertek Fluid Time - Dual Analog Delay with Effects Loop
  76. StompLight
  77. StompLight Professional
  78. Thorpy FX Peacekeeper - Low Gain Overdrive
  79. Valeton AD-10 Analog Delay
  80. Valeton CH-10 Analog Chorus
  81. Valeton CS-10 Compressor
  82. Valeton FL-10 HB Flanger
  83. Valeton FP-10 FET Preamp
  84. Valeton OC-10 Octave
  85. Valeton OD-10 Overdrive
  86. Valeton PH-10 Phaser
  87. Valeton TW-10 Touch Wah
  88. Valeton VES-1 Dapper - Effect Strip

Weekly overview (2016, week 01): 3 new brands and 48 new pedals

collage of this week's updates

3 new brands

  1. Hologram Electronics
  2. Lightning Wave
  3. Midgard Tone Works

48 new effects

  1. Alexander Pedals Super Radical Delay
  2. Amptweaker TightMetal ST
  3. Beard Custom Cat Fuzz
  4. Beard Custom Lunar Fuzz
  5. Beard Custom Reverber - Reverb with FX Loop
  6. Beard Custom Tremolo
  7. Benado Effects PB-1Pro Effects Pedal Board
  8. Catalinbread Bicycle Delay
  9. Crews Maniac Sound DIS-01 Distortion
  10. Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B7K Ultra - Bass Preamp
  11. Electro-Harmonix Lester G - Deluxe Rotary Speaker
  12. Electro-Harmonix Lester K - Stereo Rotary Speaker
  13. Gurus Amps 1959 Double Decker
  14. Gurus Amps Optivalve - Boutique Series Tube Optical Compressor
  15. Hologram Electronics Dream Sequence - Programmable Rhythm & Octave
  16. Hotone Audio Skyline series Golden Touch - Overdrive
  17. Ibanez Mini Analog Delay
  18. Ibanez Mini Chorus
  19. Ibanez Mini Super Metal
  20. JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme
  21. Keeley Charing Cross OC75 Fuzz
  22. Keeley Gold Star - Reverb
  23. Lightning Wave Astro
  24. Lightning Wave Doom
  25. Lightning Wave Ghost
  26. Maxon PUE3B Bass Multi Effects
  27. MIA Blues Overdrive
  28. MIA Booster
  29. MIA Distortion
  30. MIA Tweed Drive
  31. Mode Machines AT1 Overdrive
  32. Mode Machines AT2 Distortion
  33. Mode Machines MM-1 Distortion
  34. Mode Machines MM-2 Overdrive
  35. Mode Machines MM-3 Buzz/Fuzz
  36. Mode Machines MM-4 Chorus
  37. Mode Machines MM-5 Delay
  38. Mode Machines MM-6 Phaser
  39. Mode Machines MM-7 Compressor
  40. Mode Machines MM-8 Flanger
  41. Mode Machines MM-9 Power Supply
  42. Morgan MkII
  43. Morgan NKT275
  44. Morgan OD
  45. Mr. Black TrancePortal - Shimmer Echo
  46. Rainger FX Echo-X - Digital Delay
  47. Thorpy FX Peacekeeper - Low Gain Overdrive
  48. Thorpy FX Warthog - Distortion

Overviews of the previous weeks: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/updates/weekly

Discuss these updates at the forum: http://forum.effectsdatabase.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=516

Discuss these updates at the forum: http://forum.effectsdatabase.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=517

NAMM Press Release: Demand for Personalized Sound Presses Boutique Pedal Market Forward

Carlsbad, CA, (December 10, 2015) – Demand for customized, unique sound is driving fretted products and effects sales to a seven-year high, while fueling a new wave of boutique pedal builders. Over the last decade, the retail value of the effects pedal category has increased more than 45%, with a 13.7% gain in 2014.

Pedal builders will have a noticeably larger presence at the NAMM Show this January 21-24 as boutique brands including Strymon, Walrus Audio, Chase Bliss Audio and Dwarfcraft Devices join established brands Boss, Dunlop Manufacturing Inc., Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, EarthQuaker Devices, Electro-Harmonix, Pigtronix, Seymour Duncan, TC Electronic and Wampler Pedals to debut new effects gear at the NAMM Show.

The emergence of hundreds of up-and-coming pedal brands can be traced to new technology and easier global distribution, of both ideas and components. Robert Keeley, founder of Keeley Electronics, Inc., has seen his Edmond, OK business double since 2012. It is now producing more than 2,000 units per month. “Our products are almost completely hand-built and we cater to a group of people who are in the market for specialty-purpose pedals,” said Keeley. Big- name players including John Mayer, Jimmy Buffet and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci are among those who have called on Keeley for customized pedals, with some of those pedals crossing over into a limited-edition commercial run.

Joel Korte, founder of Minnesota-based Chase Bliss Audio has seen sales double in the last year and adds, “Musicians like to experiment with sound using pedals because the experience is very visceral and pedals are hands-on and offer the artist control right away.”

Affordability has also emerged as a major factor in the surge as artists add distortion, phasers and vibrato to their signature sound. The cottage industry of boutique pedal makers offers ways to tweak and discover sounds for an average price of $100-$400 dollars.

Many of these emerging builders, including Akron, Ohio’s family-owned EarthQuaker Devices, have also focused on demonstrating their products for non-traditional pedal players, such as sax, synth and violin players. Julie Robbins of EarthQuaker Devices emphasizes that innovative, specialty-designed sound is a key factor in the company’s success. “We answer the call of experimental musicians who love to create sounds that inspire them to go in new directions,” said Robbins. “Some just want to recreate classic tones, while others use their pedals as a way to actually define their newest album, and we cater to both.”

Demand is also up for pedals that couple long-lasting new technology with “old school” parts to create coveted “vintage” analog sounds. Pete Celi, co-founder of growing Southern California builder Strymon, says interest in vintage pedals has skyrocketed, including tape delays, vintage amp tremolos, pedals from the 70s, but he notes these originals can be unreliable on tour and prices make those purchases beyond the reach of most musicians. “This creates an opportunity for pedals that can capture those sought-after sounds and yet be conveniently and reliably used at gigs,” said Celi.

Strymon employs a one-on-one strategy with musicians, regularly holding open-studio parties. Celi says the conversations are paying off. “We believe everybody is an artist.”

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