SOUND CLIPS

Note that these clips are meant as representative sounds. Tones and volume levels could differ depending on your particular setup. Setting positions are designated using clock positions.

For more in-depth settings for each pedal, click on the speaker icon to the right of the clip title .


  • ALCHEMY: first passage is the bypassed guitar signal. The pedal is then engaged with GAIN = 12, LEVEL = 10, HUE = 12, TONE = 12. The sound is thick and rich with harmonics.
  • MURANO: first passage is the bypassed guitar signal. The pedal is then engaged with GAIN = 12, LEVEL = 12, BASS = 12, TREBLE = 12. The tone is crisp and clean.
  • DELIRIUM: first passage is the bypassed guitar signal. The pedal is then engaged with GAIN = 12, LEVEL = 10 and TONE = 12. A fine-grained, smooth overdrive tone.
  • AURORA: pedal settings are GAIN = 1, LEVEL = 1. This clip is slightly different than the others because it is a lower gain OD and hence needs different material to showcase where it excels. Guitar is an Ibanez Roadstar II with neck humbuckers, into a delay pedal for slight echo. Note at 00:19 how picking harder gives you more sweet overdrive. It makes muddy humbuckers sound like single-coils, but with all the sustain.

Recording Details

  • Guitar: Taku Sakashta Indian solid-body electric using bridge humbucker (Duncan Antiquities), tone and volume on max (except for Aurora clip above)
  • Cables: George L’s
  • Signal path: Guitar into JTK Harmonics pedal into delay pedal (very slight mix and repeat, 500-600ms), then into digital audio workstation laptop using a SigmaTel A/D chipset (24-bit 192 kHz capable).
  • Recorded 24-bit mono @48kHz.
  • Post-production effects: cabinet simulator and light reverb.
  • No EQ or spectral enhancement other than above.
  • Mixed in stereo at 24-bit, 48 kHz, downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, then encoded to MP3 at a bit rate of 256 kbps, stereo.

January 2008
Player: JTK