Walrus Audio has unveiled the Eras, a high-gain stompbox that has five clipping modes with a blend knob. The pedal is a kind of follow-up to last year’s Ages five-state overdrive and takes things to the next level as a distortion box.
Fractal Audio has unveiled the FM9, the latest in their modeling products. It features four DSP cores, making it the most powerful of their floor units.
Darkglass Electronics is celebrating a decade of their flagship Microtubes B7K pedal with a 10th Anniversary Edition. The limited edition model will have an exclusive minimal design with a black obsidian enclosure and textless icon-only engraving.
Ampeg has introduced a new utility footswitch called the AFS2. The two-button metal latching footswitch can be used with any SVT head or Rocket Bass/BA combo amp.
Sitek Electronics has unveiled the Phasia, a multi-stage phaser pedal that boasts tap tempo, selectable waveforms, and more. The circuit includes an all-analog moving filter section with a modern controllable LFO.
Neunaber has added to their pedal lineup with the Illumine Reverb. The highly flexible unit has 17 reverb effects with 50 factory presets and 50 user presets. They call the box a “low-power, pedalboard-friendly package with top jacks.”
McGregor Pedals has unveiled the Cozmic Fuzzball, a fuzz/distortion pedal designed for both bass and guitar. Builder Garth Heslop created the circuit by stacking hard clipping with soft clipping and adding an overdriven transistor.
Red Panda has unveiled the Raster 2, a digital delay offering 1600 ms of delay as well as a pitch and frequency shift built into the feedback path. The pedal, originally released in 2015, has been updated.
Way Huge has announced the STO, an overdrive pedal inspired by the “purr of a freshly tuned-up muscle car.” The circuit is based on the Nobels ODR-1 that is revered among Nashville recording studios.
BMF Effects has unveiled the High Roller, which the company calls an “updated take on a rodent-style classic circuit.” The distortion pedal has a streamlined control layout with three knobs: volume, gain, and tone.
TWA has updated the Triskelion Harmonic Energizer pedal for 2021 to include a slimmed down profile and more versatility. The unit, which is a recreation of the 70s-era Systech Harmonic Energizer, marks the third iteration of the pedal.
Eastwood has added to their Valco line of pedals with the KGB Fuzz, which they describe as a multi-function tone-sculpting fuzz machine. It gets its name from being designed to work with Keyboards, Guitar, or Bass.