There is so much awesome I want to talk about in this post. First off, we’re dealing with one of my all time favorite pedal companies – Earthquaker Devices. I currently own a Dispatch Master (which I admittedly use too much) and for a brief time (had to give it away damn it) was lost in the Disaster Transport SR.. amazing pedal!!!
Nick Reinhart is the guitarist of an amazing band – Tera Melos.. and he is a guitar/pedal wizard!!!
And finally.. we’re talking about the Afterneath pedal from Earthquaker. This is on my short list of pedals to get in 2015.Â Similar to the Dispatch Master, the Afterneath takes reverb and delay to a new, awesome, weird, creative direction. What I like about Earthquaker, they inspire me to create weirdness. I really appreciate their style of sounding ‘unique’.
Here is the official description of the Afterneath:
The Afterneath is an otherworldly reverberation machine that uses a swarm of short delays to create wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics. The reverb created is beyond massive and goes well beyond the territory of most reverb pedals. The controls allow you to stretch, smudge, swell and even self-oscillate into messy ambient washes of sound. The Length control adjusts the decay of the reverb; anything from shorter hall through endless plate style reverbs can be achieved. The Reflect knob controls the regeneration, basically feeding the output back through to create an even deeper otherworldly dreamscape. The Drag control lets you pull the reverb through time by slowing down or speeding up the reverb. The Diffuse knob adds control over spread of the reverb ranging from identifiable attack to a wash of smooth reverb. The Dampen control adjusts the tone of the reverb, both stinging bright tones and warmer swell. The end result is an ethereal, ambient wash that goes from hall to an infinite glitched-out orchestra pit warming up in a canyon at the bottom of another canyon inside a well. The Afterneath is true bypass with an all digital reverb engine, all analog dry signal path and hand made one at a time by real living human beans in dimly lit Akron, Ohio.
Okay, on to the video demo:
You can pick up the Earthquaker Devices Afterneath for $225 at Amazon.com. If you own an Afterneath, please drop us a comment and let us know what you think!