Reviews

With so much quality recording equipment out there, how can one person ever test it all and make a decision? Dodge the rest and get the best, thanks to our meticulous reviews below. After you snag what you need, apply the tips and tricks in our columns to make the most out of your new gear.

The Best Octave Pedals to Thicken Your Tone & Enhance Your Effects

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! The octave effect is exactly what it sounds like it is. You can pitch shift your signal up or down an octave or more at a time so you can use your guitar to play the role of other instruments like a bass guitar, for example. What […]

The Best Harmonizer Pedals to Turn Your Guitar or Vocals Into a Small Choir

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! A lot of us can remember a time where if we wanted to harmonize guitar leads, we'd need two guitarists playing at the same time and hope to the high heavens they can stay in perfect unison. Today, we're far luckier thanks to the invention of pitch-shifting […]

The Best Pitch Shifter Pedals to Harmonize Your Leads Like an Ensemble

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! If any instrumentalist can get a lot of use out of the pitch shift effect, it's a guitarist. The uses are endless, from harmonizing one's own lead to filling in for a bassist. Combine it with other pedals like a looper and an entire musical universe opens […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]