[interview] Coolsound: Sandro

Here's FXDB's interview with Sandro of Coolsound:

How did Coolsound start?

I'm involved in musical instruments from about the age of fifteen years; as musician, technician and of course studying engineering so I asked myself "why can't I start to build my own pedals?" and this is just what I do and I hope will do.

Many friends have supported me over the years in trying to improve myself and my work, many of them are actually musicians who test and give feedback, positive or negative. But the entire project is from my own work, experience and studies.

Where do the name and logo come from?

The name comes from a '70's disco song called "Daddy Cool" by Boney M.

Coolsound's logo is very simple just because its creator is a very bad graphical designer :-)

What sets Coolsound apart from other builders?

Compared to many other pedals, my pedals are made based on simplicity and "ready to go".

How do you start on a new pedal?

It just comes out...

Can you tell us something about the production process?

I build almost all by myself but some project parts come from collaborators.

The whole project is handled by Coolsound, electrical circuit design, PCB production, chassis modding and painting.

How important is the look of your pedals?

The importance of the pedal's look is relative, it only helps making a choice, but I suppose what really matters is the sound coming out of it.

Is parts selection important?

Yeah, I try to choose the best possible, considering practicality, cost, overseas distributor delivery time and so on. All parts must be at least of good quality.

Who uses your pedals and for which genres?

As many handmade pedals my works are focused on quality and reliability because my customer demands this

I did pedals and other musical gear for known artists, but unfortunately they don't give feedback, just use the pedals as many other pedals they have.

What does the future of Coolsound look like?

Improve more and more creating a well known logo of "made in Italy" audio products, not only for musical instruments but also home theater and studio recording.

Are you working on any new products?

I constantly work on new products and improve the old ones. I'm designing an audio compressor and a tube preamplifier for studio and live purpose.

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