vacuum tube compressors, preamps & effects


Following on from my previous blog, “The Sound of Dr Who” I was motivated to record pitched samples of the Jason ‘AG-10’ and make a soundfont. Demos below:

Those first haunting notes of the ‘Doctor Who’ theme sound like something from another world, from another dimension: a ghostly melody that floats and swirls upon a driving bass line. This…

In days past, when life was black & white; when there were only three channels on T.V.; when telephones, for the most part, sat silent and unused, in cold, draughty hallways; and when lace curtains…

I absolutely LOVE these pedals. LA-1A Leveling Amp is HANDS DOWN my desert island pedal. New PM-3A PhaseOmatic Deluxe (4 knob version with dual-LFO) is totally dreamy... SR-71 Blackbird is a monster tone machine. TV-5A Tube Vibe is the quintessential vibe machine...

Mark Lloyd, USA

The Mercury Fuzz and the Tube-Vibe are both absolutely outstanding. Both are works of art. I am floored. Many thanks for your great work!

Sean Sutton, UK

The Mercury Tube Fuzz pedal brought an entire plethora of overtones and richness to my Handwired Fender Vibroverb Cesar Diaz – unreal. It’s not a just a boost it’s a multidimensional tone shaping tool too. My board is now 70% Effectrode. And that wasn’t intentional; they are just THAT good.

James Peace Band, USA