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    Universal Audio UAFX

    Digital Effects Pedals

    UA have long been among the best developers of analogue‑modelling software, so the world is expecting great things of these little boxes. Do they deliver the goods?

    Reviews . Jul 2021
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    Intensive Care Audio Fideleater Chorus, Vibrato & Delay Pedal

    Intensive Care Audio Fideleater

    Chorus, Vibrato & Delay Pedal

    Fideleater is a lo‑fi chorus, vibrato and delay pedal whose six controls can be used to access a huge palette of sounds.

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Source Audio Ultrawave

    Multiband Distortion Pedal

    This powerful digital stompbox is far more than just a distortion pedal...

    Reviews . Jul 2021
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    Roger Mayer Purple Haze Octavia

    Analogue Octave Pedal

    Given the significant cost of this pedal, it’s probably going to appeal mainly to those who already know what to expect from it, though the limited production run may also make it of interest to collectors.

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork+

    Dual Pitch-shifter Stompbox

    The original Pitch Fork, reviewed back in SOS June 2015, now has a more grown‑up sibling, the Pitch Fork+.

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Intensive Care Audio Vena Cava Filter

    Filter & Ring Modulation Distortion Pedal

    While the Vena Cava Filter is a distortion pedal at heart, the main functions of this unit are an auto-filter and ring modulator.

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Holy Island Audio Super Freq

    Auto-filter & Fuzz Pedal

    The Super Freq by Holy Island Audio is not for the subtle tone seeker, as it is wild and unruly — but in the most wonderful way!

    Reviews May 2021
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    Mixing With Pedals

    Enhance Your Creativity

    Why let guitarists have all the fun? Stompboxes can be inspirational mixing tools.

    Techniques . Apr 2021
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    Strymon NightSky

    Reverb Pedal

    With patch‑morphing and a built‑in step sequencer, the NightSky is no ordinary reverb unit.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Vox Valvenergy

    Amp-emulation Pedals

    We check out four pedals that emulate classic amplifier types.

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Electro-Harmonix Eddy

    Analogue Vibrato & Chorus Pedal

    The bucket‑brigade analogue delay line gives this pedal a classic chorus sound reminiscent of the early Clone Theory pedals...

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Warm Audio WA-JP Jet Phaser

    Phaser Pedal

    This delicious‑sounding phaser should fill the needs of funk players or those trying to replicate some of the gentler Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour effects.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Eventide Blackhole Pedal

    Stompbox Effect

    Eventide have put their out‑there reverb effect into a compact pedal.

    Reviews Jan 2021
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    Source Audio EQ2

    Programmable EQ Pedal

    The EQ2 offers quality graphic and parametric EQ, with full MIDI capabilities, all delivered in a robust pedal. What's not to like?

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Warm Audio Foxy Tone Box

    Fuzz Pedal

    Warm Audio’s Foxy Tone Box claims to be an accurate recreation of one of the most sought‑after vintage fuzz pedals of all time...

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    Boss DD-3T & DD-8

    Digital Delay Pedals

    Boss got so much right with their DD‑3 that it has remained on sale ever since it launched in 1986. But this year they’ve updated it and introduced the more adventurous DD‑8.

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    Source Audio Spectrum Intelligent Filter

    Stereo Effects Pedal

    Source Audio have managed to get the relationship between input envelope and filter response to feel very natural on this envelope-controlled filter.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Becos CIQ-5 CompIQ Stella

    Mono Stompbox Compressor

    This studio VCA compressor in a pedal employs THAT VCA chips like those found in, for example, modern iterations of the SSL bus compressor.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Q. Do digital effects always cause problems when used via an aux send?

    I've got a Zoom MS-70CDR [multi-effects] pedal, and a few people are saying not to use it via an aux send and return, owing to a comb-filtering issue. Have you noticed this issue with digital pedals on aux returns?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    KMA Audio Machines Cirrus

    Spatial Temporal Modifier Pedal

    Cirrus combines delay, reverb, dynamic modulation, dynamic filtering, sample & hold modulation and octave shimmer in a single digital pedal.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Electro-Harmonix Mod 11

    Modulation Stompbox

    11 impressive modulation processes all in one compact pedal — what's not to like?

    Reviews May 2020

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