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Effects such as boost, overdrive, distortion, and fuzz––along with combinations featuring a mix of each in a send or insert effect chain––help musicians who play guitar, synthesizer, keyboards, or any electronic instrument shape their signature sound.  Artists can add warmth and heat to their sound, compress and rhythmically duck their signals, and break tones into noise with their own custom combination of dynamics effects pedals and hardware units.

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Our FX: DYNAMICS + HEAT collection features desktop effects units and pedals by OTO Machines, Anasounds, BIG EAR pedals, Death By Audio, Dreadbox, Old Blood Noise Endeavors, and Strymon.  

OTO Machines, From France, specializes in desktop effects units that cover time-based effects and compression.  The BOUM is their compressor and "warming unit," which also has a sidechain input for ducking.  OTO Machines are recognized for their cubic form factor, colorful aesthetics, and unique character.

Anasounds is also from France, and they design and build distortion, fuzz, and compression effects pedals featuring intricate designs on their metal and wood enclosures.  Among their designs is the Full Story Collector's Edition, which both celebrates and expands upon the history of a legendary distortion pedal.

BIG EAR pedals, which is run by Grant and Karen, craft a series of distortion, time-based effects mixed with modulation, and fuzz pedals.  Their limited runs of pedals are increasingly rare and some of the most loved pedal brands in the United States.

Rooted in New York and raised on noise, Death By Audio pedals in this collection cover distortion, fuzz, and feedback.  Their unique style and artwork yields pedals that arguably look exactly like how they sound.

Dreadbox, of Greece, create synthesizers, modular synths, and desktop effects units, though their origins lay in pedals.  With their Kinematic, they blended a compressor with a filter in this analog unit.  it is at home working with electronic musical instruments and guitars alike.

Old Blood Noise Endeavors, which is run by Brady Smith and Seth McCarroll, is based in Oklahoma, where they hand-build their wide range of pedals, including overdrive and distortion pedals which are featured in this collection.  The artwork on each pedal is designed by artists they commission, and their build quality is among the best in the industry.  

Strymon designs and constructs a broad range of pedals in their home state, California.  In our FX: DYNAMICS + HEAT collection, you will find some of their best designs, including a compressor with boost, an amp modeler and cab simulator, and dual overdrive.  Their reputation for building colorful, reliable, inspired, and well-crafted pedals spans decades.

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