We recently had the immense pleasure of spending some time with Tony Levin, a true legend in the world of bass (and the Chapman Stick) and an incredibly cool dude. Tony was in our area enjoying some downtime and visiting friends just before Christmas, and he found some time to swing by and hang with us for a bit. He actually grew in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston just about 20 minutes away from Source Audio's home in Woburn, MA - he's a fellow New Englander!!! We had a blast talking music and music gear with this pioneering master of low-end.
There’s something about the crisp, sprawling, all-encompassing iciness of a New England winter that undeniably evokes the Cocteau Twins’ music and textures. Or perhaps this is merely a self-projection under the guise of seasonal elements to justify why I’m listening to the Cocteaus in this moment, when in reality, their albums are perfectly reasonable for any moment in time.
BOSTON, MA - Industry veteran Ray Maxwell has joined Massachusetts-based effects pedal company, Source Audio as CEO. Maxwell previously served on the management team at Eventide, leading a pivot into plugins and pedals. Previously, Maxwell held positions at Lexicon, Rocket Network, and Digibid.com.
We need to send out a big THANK YOU to the great people at Premier Guitar Magazine for honoring the Atlas Compressor with their "Premier Gear" award. PG reviewer Dave Hunter wrote, "Atlas offered what felt like near-infinite adjustability - everything from singing sustain, squash-and-swell sounds to detailed, harmonic-rich, and muscular jangle." We have tremendous respect for the amazing editorial work they do over at Premier Guitar, so it's a tremendous honor to be recognized by them. We highly recommend checking out the Atlas review as well as all the other great stories on their website and in the magazine.
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!
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