Au­dior­ity Pedal­board: Dis­tor­tions $60

Future Music - - ROUNDUP -

Three iconic dis­tor­tion stomp­boxes are em­u­lated here. Big Goat is an EHX Big Muff copy; Blue Face is a Jim Dun­lop Fuzz Face, an ode to the two-knob ‘prim­i­tive but clas­sic’ dis­tor­tion pedal used by Jimi Hen­drix; Dis­tor­tion 1 is a trib­ute to the Boss DS-1 that you’ll find in prac­ti­cally ev­ery­one’s gig bag. In each, ten pre­sets hark back to clas­sic songs that use the hard­ware. More con­trols geared at mak­ing dif­fer­ent pre­sets would have been nice – but that’s a mi­nor com­plaint. Blue Face’s pre­sets are the only ones that al­ter the In­put, Out­put and Mix con­trols. All also recre­ate com­po­nent-level sound mas­sag­ing by al­ter­ing the sig­nal even with the stomp switch set to off. Given the abil­ity to by­pass the plug­ins (only in your DAW), we’re all for this par­tic­u­lar fea­ture. au­dior­ity.com

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