The Source Audio Sound Laboratory never stops! Our latest project is a small but very handy item that provides instant MIDI capabilities to all of our small One Series pedals. This is a great way to gain remote access to as many as 128 presets with MIDI program change messages (PC) on pedals like our C4 Synth, Atlas Compressor, and Spectrum Intelligent Filter. â
Reeves Gabrels (Guitarist for David Bowie & The Cure) Included the Multiwave Distortion in His List of "5 Pieces of Gear I Can't Live Without."
We were big-time excited to learn that Reeves Gabrels included our Multiwave Distortion (updated to the Ultrawave Multiband Processor) in his list of "five pieces of gear I can't live without" in a recent Guitar Magazine article. We have known Reeves for a long time. He, along with Adrian Belew, Steven Wilson, and Earl Slick, was among the first group of innovative guitarists to embrace the unique sound possibilities of multiband processing. He talked about the pedal in the Guitar article: "The reason the Multiwave Distortion is indispensable to me is that it lets me get stuff that I can't get from any other pedal. You can imitate with it - you can do your Fuzz Face, tube overdrive and what not - but you can also create totally unique sounds."
A passion for live music is one of the key reasons I started Source Audio 16 years ago. From the Beacon Theater to Red Rocks to the Blue Note in Tokyo and a hundred points between, I have seen some epic performances. On rare occasion, I find myself so inspired that I need to write about it immediately. That happened last night at a stunning new outdoor Manhattan venue called The Rooftop at Pier 17. It’s located at the mouth of the East River on top of a pier next to the Brooklyn Bridge.
If you’re reading this, it’s too late to turn back. You’ve discovered the Ultrawave Multiband Processor, and you’re about to be plunged down the Source Audio rabbit hole of distortion curves, LFOs, morphing, and band-splitters. Good news: this is the ultimate navigation tool for your journey. It will help you to run the Neuro Desktop Editor, and will introduce you to parameters you may or may not ever encounter again. Prepare for impact!
When buying an EQ pedal, chances are you’ve come across the two terms "graphic" and "parametric" being thrown around to describe a particular equalizer pedal or module. We’re hoping to set the record straight in defining these terms and help you figure out which style best suits your needs. With regards to the EQ2, which one of these is it, and why?
Using Expression Pedals with Small-Format One Series Pedals
Our smaller, single-footswitch One Series pedals pack a lot of features into a pedalboard-friendly enclosure, but one thing that is often unclear to many users is…how can I hook up an expression pedal to these things?! Good news...you have a few options!
Navigating the Neuro Desktop Editor with the Collider
The Neuro Desktop Editor is a quick and easy way to make sounds and presets with any of your One Series pedals. The editor is not essential for discovering awesome and unique tones on the Collider, but it can help you get there quicker and more efficiently, and with the peace of mind that you can click a “Save” button after every move you make.
The Neuro Desktop Editor is also the key to periodic firmware updates for our pedals and gets updated regularly itself with bug fixes and feature additions.
How do you balance the vision of engineering "artists" with the wants and needs of real performing musicians? Roger Smith, the President of Source Audio, recently sat down with Alec Lee of The Gear Page to talk about how listening to musicians on gear forums is crucial to the development of Source Audio guitar and bass effects pedals:
The good folks at Premier Guitar Magazine are giving away 100% accurate recreations (and by 100%, we mean probably 90%) of Nick Reinhart and Juan Alderete's touring pedalboards. We are proud to report that both rigs include the Nemesis Delay. Of course you'll win more than just the Nemesis, the boards also include awesome pedals from Rainger FX, Earthquaker Devices, Red Panda, Meris, Boss, MXR and more...
Our friend Justin over at zZounds turned our universe inside out with this awesome video. You won't believe it, but all the sci-fi tones in this recording were created using nothing but guitar and the Ventris Dual Reverb/Electro-Harmonix Synth 9 pedal combination.