Some of you may have heard last Friday that Pedal Finder partnered with EarthQuaker Devices in order to giveaway one of their amazingly unique ‘reverberation machines’ – the Afterneath! It’s all true! In the coming weeks, we’ll have an interview with the folks at EQD about their creation and other fun tidbits about other pedals they have in their lineup. If you haven’t heard yet here’s the original in-depth post. Otherwise keep reading the for the short and sweet version below.
First off, the Afterneath is a reverb pedal. But, really, confining it to that description is like saying the Beatles were just a group of musicians. It’s really a reverb machine. A tone toy with easy to understand knobs that provides a plethora of great reverb-like sounds. The folks at EarthQuaker describe it like this: “The Afterneath is an otherworldly reverberation machine that uses a swarm of short delays to create wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics. The reverb created is beyond massive and goes well beyond the territory of most reverb pedals.” They’re not lying. The demo is below (from Just Nick Music – our favorite!), but first check out the controls that are laid out on this box.
Diffuse: Adjusts the spread of the reverb. Sharper with more attack counter clockwise, more ambient and washy as you turn it clockwise.
Dampen: Clockwise for brighter tones, counter clockwise for darker tones.
Drag: This digital reverb is made up of a bunch of short delays, this separates the delay lines creating a stuttering, pingy effect. This is the coolest control on the Afterneath, we highly advise slowly turning this while you let notes ring out for a cool warped speed effect. More delay as you turn it counter clockwise, more reverb as you turn it clockwise.
Reflect: Controls the regeneration of the reverb, turn clockwise for more wash and echos, counterclockwise for less. This will self oscillate if turned up high.
Mix: Blends the wet signal into the dry. Though it does not actually go full wet, it will gradually lower the clean level as you turn it clockwise and give the appearance of full wet.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
This is really what you wanted to know about right? All of our contests are simple to enter and we want everyone to take part -even our visitors from outside the United States! For this go around we want people to leave pedal reviews. Think of all the pedals you’ve played in the past and leave a review of them. This doesn’t have to be pedals that are on your board right now. Just pedals that you have played. Some of the best opinions you can give to your fellow musicians is to say why you pulled on pedal off for another. This gives insight into how pedals of the same type are actually different. Every review you leave will give you one entry into the giveaway.
On May 27th at 2pm MST we will pick a random entry. We will email the random entry and they will have 24 hours to respond to the email to claim their new Afterneath. If the 24 hours pass and we don’t hear back, we repeat the process until we confirm a winner.
IN ADDITION: If you like Pedal Finder AND EarthQuaker Devices on Facebook (and you win the contest) you’ll also get a slew of bonus swag from EarthQuaker including a screen printed tote, a pound of special EarthQuaker coffee, a poster and enough stickers to officially declare your love for EQD wherever you go. So it’s a no-brainer — like Pedal Finder and EarthQuaker on Facebook and get even more free stuff if you win. We even make it easy for you by providing the like-links below! Good Luck! Have Fun!
Here’s that demo from Just Nick we promised: