I am pretty excited to announce the launch of www.pedalsandeffects.com. Because of my 25+ year obsession for pedals/stompboxes/effects, I wanted to share my experience and knowledge in how I construct sounds and music utilizing these devices. I have spent many hours crafting sonic ideas and it’s with these concepts, I feel can inspire my fellow musicians to stretch their musicality and originality and help them create sounds that define them.
On any of the records I have been a part of, I can say I rarely just ran my bass direct into the console or bass amplifier. The majority of the time, I typically run anywhere from 1 to over 10 pedals. I do love hearing just the bass with nothing on it but maybe a little E.Q., yet that never gets me as excited as taking my bass signal and tweaking it to the particular piece of music I am to record onto. I like my instrument to provide the same function in the ensemble as if it had no effects on it but I always want my voice/sound to have some uniqueness to it. I love when anyone comments on my performance’s tone as innovative or creative. Though some musicians believe that it’s all been done before, I say sonic crafting is limitless. Pedals and effects have inspired me to be more innovative with sounds that lifted my instrument into the future unknown.
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– Juan Alderete