Featured Article

The Secret of High SAT Scores is Hidden in Your Taste in Music

We recently scoured scholarly journals, collegiate records, and data collected from self-reported social media profiles to perform a meta-analysis from various angles…



Recent Posts

The Best Chorus Pedals to Satisfy Your Tone's Thick & Dreamy Wishes

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Sometimes, we need a thicker, dreamier sound to accentuate specific parts of songs. Coincidentally a very common part of a song to use the chorus effect on is during the chorus itself. But many guitar and synthesizer players will use the effect for the full duration of […]

The Best Looper Pedals to Overdub Your Way Into a One-Man Jam

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Loopers have come a long way since they first busted on the scene. What started as novelties and practice tools have become unbelievable workstations that can be used to produce full fledged recordings, acting as a multi-track recorder, to helping master instrumentalists build up entire backing tracks […]

The Best Compressor Pedals to Polish Your Tone & Enjoy the Perfect Sustain

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! If there's any audio effect that's used the most and had the most impact on music, it is by far the compressor effect. It takes the lead so hard that mastering engineers are even going through "The Loudness Wars" over it. It's influence has been monumental. Whether […]

The Best EQ Pedals to Dial Your Tone Into the Sonic Sweet Spot

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! One of the worst problems plaguing everyone in a band is being able to be heard clearly by the crowd in the midst of every other band member. Perhaps the second worst problem is leaving this up to the sound guy, who is likely plastered and barely […]

The Best Noise Gate Pedals to Suppress Hum & Keep the Cleanest Tone

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Electrical problems can plague guitar players. The 60 cycle hum and other ground noise issues can be devastating to a performance or recording. Most of the time you can't do anything about bad power at a venue. If a problem develops within your guitar or your other […]

The Best Reverb Pedals That Turn Your Tone Into a Lush Soundscape

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! We've come such a long way since the early days. If you wanted a concert hall reverb on your guitar recording, you had to find a concert hall to play in. If you wanted a chamber reverb, you had to rent time in a specially-built echo chamber. […]

The Best Delay Pedals to Launch Your Tone Into Echo Heaven

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Every musician is familiar with the delay effect, whether they're an instrumentalist or studio engineer. It's used for various reasons, but they all boil down creating a fuller and more dimensional sound. It all started in the early 1900's with telephone line delays, literally sending signals around the […]

The Best Tremolo Pedals to Modulate Your Volume Into LFO Heaven

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Any time you've heard a certain effect and thought "Wow, that's cool, they sound like they're underwater" you were hearing the tremolo effect. But you've heard it in a lot of places you aren't aware of, because more often than not it's used as a subtle effect. […]

The Best Vibrato Pedals to Warble Your Pitch & Supply a Strong Rich Tone

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Everyone has heard vibrato even if they don't realize it. Almost every vocalist uses the effect naturally as they sing, and with the invention of the vibrato pedal guitarists can use it as well. Vibrato is a subtle warbling of pitch by a specific number of semi-tones […]

The Best Volume Pedals to Gain Hyper-Control Over Your Dynamics

Updated: Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Unlike a boost pedal, which exists to simply inject more gain into your signal path, a volume pedal has so many uses they can't even be quickly explained. From acting as a volume knob to functioning like a tremolo, or allowing you to attenuate your amplitude at […]

Ledger Note is the leading-edge online music magazine. With our focus on education for industry professionals while at work and enjoyment at home, we never cease adding and updating our tutorials, tips & tricks, and entertainment blog. Use our passion for your benefit in the studio, at gigs, and during practice and rehearsal. Progress never stops at Ledger Note. Gear Gigs Grind Glory. See you at the top!