NAMM NEWS 2017: EarthQuaker Devices – Space Spiral & V2 Models

With NAMM 2017 underway and in full swing EarthQuaker Devices blew us away and just made our lives that little bit better with the release of the awesome new Space Spiral Delay Dream Machine, As well as upgrading some more of their popular lines to Version 2 models.

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Space Spiral

The Space Spiral is an analog-voiced digital delay pedal with a variable waveshape LFO hitting the repeated signal for a world of warm modulated echo tones. So if you’re a fan of murky-sounding oil can delays or warbly old-school tape echo machines, the Space Spiral is totally going to tickle your tone bone.

• Analog-voiced digital delay – 30ms – 600ms of delay time • Variable waveshape LFO – For a world of modulated delay tones • Dark, dreamy, murky delay sounds reminiscent of vintage oil and tape units • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • Analog dry-through • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation If you’re looking for crisp and clean delays, then you’ve come to the wrong echo party.

Even though the Space Spiral is based on digital technology, its sounds hark back to a time where echoes moved, swayed and danced upon every note. A time where echoes were truly alive!


Hoof V2

The Hoof V2 is Earthquaker Devices’ flagship fuzz, and when you hear it you’ll instantly know why. Loosely based on a classic green Russian muff-style circuit, and featuring a unique hybrid Germanium/Silicon design, the Hoff V2 is set to spit out rich, smooth fuzz tones full of natural harmonic overtones and enough sustain to make Santana stop in his tracks and take note. • Hybrid germanium/ silicon fuzz – for rich and smooth fuzz tones • Hand tested NOS germanium

• Hybrid germanium/ silicon fuzz – for rich and smooth fuzz tones • Hand tested NOS germanium transiostors • Shift knob selects center frequency of the Tone control • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • Analog dry-through • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation The Hoof has a wide gain range, providing everything from dirty and organic amp-like overdrive, to monstrous fuzz madness. This, paired with the “Shift” control allows you total tonal access, as the “Shift” knob works with the “Tone” control to alter the overall frequency response of the Hoof.

The Hoof has a wide gain range, providing everything from dirty and organic amp-like overdrive, to monstrous fuzz madness. This, paired with the “Shift” control allows you total tonal access, as the “Shift” knob works with the “Tone” control to alter the overall frequency response of the Hoof.


Cloven Hoof V2

The Cloven Hoof V2 is the Hoof’s evil twin. Like the original Hoof it’s one killer fuzz with a tight response, awesome clarity and a huge range of fuzz sounds, but that’s where the similarities end. From there the Cloven Hoof takes off on a gnarly vintage fuzz ride with copious amounts of gain and a brutal bass response that makes this beast a must-have sonic weapon for guitarists and bass-players alike.

• Gnarly Silicon fuzz – w. NOS Carbon comp circuitry • Extended bass response and wide gain range • Shift knob selects center frequency of the Tone control • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • All-analog signal path • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

Cloven Hoof sports specially selected Silicon transistors and NOS Carbon Comp resistors for an insanely wide gain range that lets you go from mildly driven tones to ripping high-gain fuzz tones.


Bit Commander V2

The Bit Commander V2 is a monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones. Its no-nonsense interface makes it easy to add or subtract octaves to create a wide variety of sounds without having to dial in envelopes or oscillators. Ripping sub-octave thump, pulsing octave down, a lightly squared base tone and a swelling transformer based octave up all join together to make a single guitar sound like an army of olde tyme synths.

• Four voice analog octave synthesizer • Filter control – goes from dark and thunderous to bright and screaming • Dark, dreamy, murky delay sounds reminiscent of vintage oil and tape units • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • Analog dry-through • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

When you kick in the Bit Commander V2 the crowd will instantly know you mean businnes. You’re not here to make friends, you’re here to command and conquer the sonic landscape and drive home the show with one of the most unique sounds ever put in a pedal!


Organizer V2

The Organizer V2 is a polyphonic organ emulator designed to mimic the organ tones of yesteryear crossed with the highly unique “Guitorgan”. It has a warm and very analog feel with a hint of Leslie warble that is unlike other modern octave shifters.• Polyphonic organ emulator – tracks chords and single notes flawlessly • “Choir” control acts as octave regeneration control for two octaves up/down • Improved circuitry for better performance and lower noise • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • Analog dry-through • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

• Polyphonic organ emulator – tracks chords and single notes flawlessly • “Choir” control acts as octave regeneration control for two octaves up/down • Improved circuitry for better performance and lower noise • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • Analog dry-through • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

Whether you’re going for a full-on Ray Manzarek psychedelic solo vibe, simple supporting bass notes or a crystalline ambient shimmer, the Organizer and its intuitive control set is sure to deliver every time. Use the Lag control to introduce more space between your dry signal and the effected signal for cool polyrhythmic octave effects, or use the unique Choir control to introduce either a shimmering two octaves up signal, a bone-shaking two octaves down signal or both at the same time for out of this world organ tones.


Levitation V2

The Levitation V2 is a sonic salutation to the deep ringing reverb tones synonymous with classic psych rock. Its vintage-voiced algorithm is set to conjour everything from dirty sixties chamber reverbs, splashy springs and big reverberating plates. Levitation V2 is the equivalence of a tonal time machine, transporting your tone back to days gone by

• Psychedelic vintage spring/plate-style reverb • Long and short reverb modes – goes from splashy springs to ambient plates • Upgraded op-amps for better performance and lower noise • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching • Analog dry-through • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

Four knobs and one switch control quite a bit more than you’d expect. Want a slap back small room sound? Set all of your controls to the minimum and use the mix to dial in the sound of room devoid of anything but a guitar and amp. Want to revel in infinite spatial oscillations? Flip the toggle to long, turn up the atmosphere and decay then tune out. Dial in a bright chiming slap back by turning the tone all the way counter clockwise and reducing the decay. For a rattling, full-bandwidth assault, dime everything and let ‘er rip.

For more NAMM NEWS 2017 keep an eye on the GAK blog, where we’ll be uploading all the latest news and rumours every day!