EarthQuaker Devices has been building eclectic guitar effect pedals entirely by hand in lovely Akron, Ohio since 2004.
EQD believes that effects pedals should be simple and user-friendly, with lots of practical, usable, and musical sounds, but should also be a launchpad for sonic exploration and aural innovation.
The Afterneath sounds a lot like it looks – a wizard bursting forth from ethereal cave and ready for the ambient battle. You are the wizard – or sorceress, if you prefer – and the cave is your instrument’s signal, vast, expansive, and magical. Do you go inside? Roll a D20 to proceed!
Polyphonic pitch arpeggiator, The Arpanoid takes whatever you play and transforms it into an adjustable ascending or descending scale. It features 8 intuitive and expandable modes and will work on complex chords as well as single notes in any key.
Germanium/silicon hybrid fuzz which is based on character of the classic green Russian muff. It is capable of creating everything from dirty and organic overdrive to monstrous fuzz madness.
The Data Corrupter is a wild, yet repeatable three-voice Modulated Monophonic PLL Harmonizer that takes your input signal and “brutally amplifies it into a crushing square wave fuzz tone that is then multiplied, divided, and modulated” to create a harmonically complex, expressive, and touch-responsive analog synth tone up to three octaves below (or above)...
Swiss Things™ combines two true-bypass Flexi-Switch™ enabled effects loops, a Flexi-Switch™ AB-Y box with transformer isolation between outputs, a buffered tuner output, 20dB of clean boost with adjustable gain, an expression pedal output for volume control and a quiet, high headroom output buffer into a compact pedalboard-friendly signal routing junction...
Plumes is a unique, all-analog approach to a classic tube-like overdrive circuit offering 3 different clipping voices, loads of headroom and almost three-dimensional clarity that will push your amp over the edge. The reimagined tone control is finely tuned to sculpt low end, clear top end, and focus midrange with blooming sustain.
The Astral Destiny is a compact and powerful modulated octave reverb pedal that features 8 reverb modes with 8 editable presets, assignable expression control, tails for natural reverb decay when the effect is bypassed and a super cool stretch feature that doubles the length of the reverb while adding an adjustable pitch bending effect.
Faithful sonic recreation of Wata from Boris' crushing go-to fuzz: the Elk BM Sustainar Offers loads of heavy distortion and smooth sustain with an underlying grit Excellent response to different pickup types and playing dynamics Unique Tone and Sustain controls greatly impact the distortion’s character Offers plenty of output Volume - unity is around...
Based on a cranked Sunn Model T, One-knob operation—use your guitar's volume knob as a saturation control, Standard 9v center-negative operation. Noiseless relay-based soft-touch circuit
Preamp booster, designed to add additional channel of gain to all your dirt pedals as well as brightening up neck pickups. It boosts midrange, tightens up the low end and makes the top end shine, single control knob. All analog, true bypass.
Dreamy sonic discovery device with up to 2 seconds of delay time and a lush reverb. It features complete control over delay time, repeats, mix and voice (with the tone control), as well as control over the reverb length and mix. It can run in one of 3 different modes: Normal, Reverse and Swell.
Monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones. Its no-nonsense interface makes it easy to add or subtract octaves to create a wide variety of sounds without having to dial in envelopes or oscillators.
The Dispatch Master’s hi-fi delay and reverb sounds and intuitive control set have made it a staple of pro pedalboards around the globe. It features a dynamic reverb that goes from natural and roomy to cavernous and deep, up to 1.5 seconds of delay time, and a dialed-in delay Repeats control delivering anything between a single echo to infinite repeats...
The Ghost Echo is our spooky take on the haunted amp-top spring reverberation units of yesteryear. This creepy analog/digital spring reverb emulation machine boasts a terrifying 30ms – 150ms of pre-delay, controllable via the Attack knob, for everything from a quick rockabilly slapback to viscous pools of ectoplasmic reverberations.
Popular Hoof and Tone Reaper fuzz pedals in one! Added bonus of an old school analog octave up. Capable of creating everything from subtle octave-up overtones through crushing octave squalls that simulate exploding stacks of amps.
Choppy, sawtooth tremolo modeled on the vintage repeat percussion unit and similar to those found in old Valco and Vox amplifiers. It is capable of producing everything from classic “50’s style” shimmering tremolo to a synthy, delay-like chop that turns your signal into a burst of short pings and on through to near ring modulation speeds.
Feature-rich harmonic tremolo. Signal is split into high pass and low pass filters, then modulated with an LFO that is split 180 degrees. The Night Wire takes the traditional harmonic tremolo a few steps further by allowing the center point of both filters to be adjusted for different tones.
Polyphonic organ emulator designed to mimic the organ tones of yesteryear crossed with the highly unique Guitorgan. It has a warm and very analog feel with a hint of Leslie warble that is unlike other modern octave shifters.
Overdrive, controls for: Boost, Volume, Tone, Gain A and Gain B, mini toggle for Normal/Bright, mini toggle for Buffer on/off, 6 Voice-settings, 5 Bandwidth-settings.
For experimenters, adventurists and noisemakers. Totally not for purists and/or tone hounds, there are no natural sounds that will come from this box. It takes modern DSP and uses it as a tool of future past to create real time pitch shifting using digital oscillators.
Voltage controlled envelope filter that allows you to step outside the universe of funk while reinforcing your secret love affair with auto-wah. It has 3 modes- Up Sweep, Down Sweep and Sample and Hold. With Range, Resonance and Filter controls you can get super emphasized filter sweeps in the Up and Down modes.
Classic analog octave up effect. It is the very same octave from our beloved Hoof Reaper pedal.You can now add an excellent, swelling octave up to anything your heart desires!
Earthquakers take on a classic optical vibe circuit. Creates a lush, phasing pulse which delivers a three-dimensional swirling sound. With its Voice and Throb controls, The Depths can achieve sounds from thin and subtle to warm and deep and everything in between.
Optical compressor with a feature set usually reserved for studio grade units. High grade components and internally powered by 18v, The Warden has loads of gain and sustain on tap. With complete control over attack, release, sustain and ratio, The Warden will allow everything from a heavy squash with fast attack and release to barely there subtle...