Good Day, Kind Readers 🙂
I get quite a few questions about my Spectacular Aenima Pedal. I purchased this pedal in a small underground electronic music in San Francisco called Robot Speak. It seems to be a Dwarfcraft build of Devi Ever circuitry with a few other things thrown in. I say this because it looks so much like the Truly Beautiful Disaster by Devi Ever. I have not found much on my version of the pedal, so I might consider it one of those interesting-couple-of-a-kind models.
I will eventually do a video to showcase it’s feedback looping capabilities, but that is a series of videos in it’s own right! I will focus on the fuzz.
This is not your typical fuzz. Most fuzz pedals sound like either a scratchy distortion pedal or a bassy and tubby metal pedal living under the guise of “smooth.” This is not a smooth fuzz–it’s nasty, it’s ugly, and sounds much more like a broken set of speakers than this “creamy,” “smooth” and “vintage” fuzz most of you are aware with. Single notes are wonderful while full chords are either massive note monsters or massive clusterf**ks–the choice is yours!
It has three stages of gain and a glitch mode. The glitch mode has all of the weird bit crushing and random arpeggios you remember from your days with Atari and Nintendo. The glitch mode actually is responsive to your volume and picking dynamics. The softer you pick, the more chance you have at random arpeggios, and when you kill the single completely, you get this motor-boating sound–enough to make ANY sound guy worry at a gig!
The fuzz is a wonderful thing to behold. It’s three-dimensional and feels full-bodied and massive. Everything at unity sounds wonderful, but boosting or scooping certain controls give you either bassy nastiness or white noise heaven.
I have uploaded a few videos to showcase it’s wonderfulness. I hope you enjoy it and look further into the pedal!
– Kevin Ian Common
Kevin Ian Common is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing guitar since high school. His band, The Common Men, is a Post-Punk trio from Northern California. For more information, subscribe to the WeLoveTheCommonMen channel on YouTube and find us on Facebook and www.myspace.com/thecommonmen.