Effects

Review: Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS1

Gunning unapologetically for a certain little black box from California, Walrus’s first amp and cab sim refines the formula with some interesting tweaks.

Review: Greuter Audio Moonlight & Vibe

Boutique fuzz and vibe pedals straight outta Zürich.

Review: Chase Bliss Audio Automatone CXM 1978

Is this achingly hip reverb unit with flying faders an extravagant gimmick or the must-have stompbox of 2021?

Review: EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny

Plenty of digital reverb pedals have one or two options for adding an ethereal upper octave, but this eight-mode beast is a dedicated shimmer machine

Review: Cornerstone Gladio Double Preamp

Can the tone of an $80,000 amplifier be captured in a stompbox?

Review: Boss Pocket GT

This smartphone-sized headphone guitar amp and multi-effects unit could be the perfect accessory for learners… or anyone with unappreciative housemates

Review: Origin Effects Magma57 & RevivalTrem

What happens when Britain’s most intimidatingly high-class pedal maker branches out from compression and overdrive into vibrato and tremolo?

Review: DryBell Unit67

Combining compression, boost and a powerful EQ section, could this unassuming grey box from Croatia be the ultimate tone-enhancer?

The Big Review: Strymon NightSky

The Californian digital guru’s latest launch is a high-end reverb unit designed for extravagant soundscaping. Will the NightSky leave us starry-eyed?

Review: Fractal Audio FM3

All of your guitar recording and performance needs catered for in one box? Fractal repackages its groundbreaking Axe-Fx III amp-modelling and effects tech into a floor unit the size of a compact pedalboard.
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