This week we’re talking with Ronnie about The newest pedal from Earthquaker Devices, corrupted data, and his newest “hobby” of collecting floppy discs.
We all know the fine folks at Earthquaker make some of the most insane effects in the biz, is this their craziest one yet? I think they reached a certain level of delightfully crazy a while ago, and they've thankfully been able to maintain it!
Could you see yourself taming this wild beast, and making room on your pedalboard for it? Definitely. Octave fuzz is one of my favorite effects, and octave fuzz is just one of the things this pedal does very well. The harmonies it's capable of being inspiring, and even without the fuzz (which on its own is a total monster), you can get some fantastic layers of sounds out of it. Who doesn't want their 1 guitar/synth/drum machine to sound like 2 or 3 playing at the same time?
We’ve all lost some seriously important files to the hands of data corruption. What is the worst experience you’ve had with data corruption? My portfolio, once tall and robust like a skyscraper, now lies sparking and sizzling in a small puddle of brown on my kitchen table. Stocks, bonds, investments, all up in flames. Sunny mornings before work used to be spent in the yard on a lawn chair, dreaming of the beaches I'd retire on someday. Those sunny mornings are now long gone. I've since gotten a lid for my coffee thermos.
Why floppy discs?