PEDAL CRUSH - Stompbox Effects For Creative Music Making - Kickstarter

PEDAL CRUSH - Stompbox Effects For Creative Music Making - Kickstarter

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Coming this October:

PEDAL CRUSH explores guitar effects pedals as a tool for everyone: showing how all musicians – producers, DJs, instrumentalists, vocalists and of course guitarists – can benefit creatively from using stompboxes in different ways.

The book contains everything, from starting out with a pedal board or software to concepts, purpose, history and creative possibilities of specific effects and pedal types. Presentations of both popular and rare pedals, contemporary, boutique, and vintage, as well as lots of illustrated tips and tricks. PEDAL CRUSH takes the reader on a unique journey of discovery, resulting in clarity and expanded knowledge of effects pedals and their creative, musical possibilities. 

Interviews with artists using effects pedals:

Like in our two previous books, readers will meet a range of inspiring artists ranging from known guitar masters to creative artists like Ed O'Brien from Radiohead, Dub FX, Hainbach, Trentemøller, Lara Somogyi, Nels Cline, Tycho, Nick Reinhardt, Kid Koala, Matt Johnson (The The), and many others. 

Interviews with pedal makers and brands

Pedal creators and brands, which are particularly evident to the scene, are featured in specific interviews, such as BOSS, Strymon, Zvex Effects, Chase Bliss Audio, Electro-Harmonix, Empress Effects, Keeley Electronics, Death By Audio, EarthQuaker Devices, TC Electronic, Gamechanger Audio, Glou Glou, Hologram Electronics, Red Panda, and many more.

Main topics

The book is divided into main sections of effect types. Each chapter within these introduce technical, usable, and audible features of the effect, and ramps up from basic options to effects pedals with more advanced combinations. The sections of the book will all contain contemporary effects as well as historic touch points, vintage rarities, and "oddballs." 

  •  Introduction to effects pedals (Pre-amps, amps, pedal boards, playing styles, power, and utilities - everything you need to get started)
  •  GAIN (Pre-amp, Overdrive, Fuzz, Distortion, Bit crush)
  •  DYNAMICS (Noise Gate, Boost, Compressor)
  •  FILTER (EQ, Filter, Wah wah, Talkbox)
  •  PITCH (Harmonizer, Octave/Pitch shifter, Synth, Whammy)
  •  MODULATION (Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Vibrato, Vibe, Rotary, Ring modulation)
  •  TIME (Delay, Reverb, Looper, Granular, Freeze, Doubler)
  •  MULTI-FX (All-in one pedals, Creative combinations, etc.)
  • Software, modelling, and profiling
  • Index, Glossary, and resources

Pre-Order here or at one of our great resellers 

PEDAL CRUSH is written by Kim Bjørn and Scott Harper (Knobs) with help from a team of great editors, advisors, and journalists: Mike Metlay, Paul Vnuk Jr., Andy Martin, Peter Fernando, Daniel Fisher, Diana Smethurst, and many others.

Get our books at one of our great resellers.

Flip through some pages and take a book home.

Most resellers have PUSH TURN MOVE and PATCH & TWEAK on display.

Please support your local music store.



Found Sound - Melbourne

Metropolis Bookshop - Melbourne

Tin Shed Modular - Mount Crosby



Raw Voltage - Vienna



Turnlab - Antwerpen



CCTV - Victoria

Exile - Vancouver

Moog Audio - Toronto

Moog Audio - Montréal


Czech Republic

Noise Kitchen - Prague



Audiotecna - Bogota 



4Sound - Copenhagen

iMusic - Aarhus



UralTone -  Helsinki



Bonnaventure Musique - Caen

Harmonia Mundi Livres - Paris

Modular Square - Paris



Echo Bücher - Berlin

Just Music - Berlin

Just Music - Dortmund

Just Music - Hamburg

Just Music - München

Klingberg Buchhandlung - Freiburg

Patch Point - Berlin

Schneidersladen - Berlin

Thomann - Burgebrach



Kilombo - Haifa



All For Music - Bologna

Tomassone - Bologna



Clock Face - Tokyo



Soundium - Vilnius



Holawave - Ciudad de México



Mary Go Wild - Amsterdam

Midi - Amsterdam

Tonecontrol - Haarlem

Underbelly - Rotterdam



Pyramid Sounds - Trondheim





Centro i4DJ - Benfica, Lisboa

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ALLFORDJ - Novosibirsk



Befaco Shop - Barcelona

Blasting Modular - Barcelona

BLIP cv Shop - Bilbao

Midinout - Zaragoza



Escape From Noise - Stockholm



SMEM - Swiss museum for electronic music instruments - Fribourg-Freiburg

StudioSounds - Bern



Digilog - Taipei City


Thailand - Bangkok


United Kingdom

Attack Magazine - London

Break The Machine - Holmfirth

Cymru Beats - Cardiff

Elevator Sound - Bristol

Funky Junk - London

Gear4music - York

London Modular - London

Soundgas - Crich

Sound On Sound - London

Sneakerser - Glasgow

Spiritland - London

Synthetic Pro Audio - Nottingham

Thonk - Brighton

Turntable Training Wax - London

Wunjo Guitars - Keys Shop - London


United States

Alan Parson's Arts & Science of Sound Recording - Los Angeles

Academy of Modern Music Production (AMMP) - Mesa

Analogue Haven - Los Angeles

Control Voltage - Portland

Control - Brooklyn

Disko Obscura - New Orleans

DJ Tech Tools - San Francisco 

Luigi's Modular Supply - Denver

Moog Store - Asheville

Moogseum - Asheville

Music Toyshop - Los Angeles

Noisebug - Pomona

Patchwerks - Seattle

Perfect Circuit - Los Angeles

Robot Speak - San Francisco

Sweetwater - Fort Wayne

Synth City - Chicago

Third Wave Music - Detroit

Three Wave Music - New Jersey


More countries and shops to come!

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