As the boutique guitar pedal scene expands, we begin to see inventive builders push the limits beyond the typical overdrive, fuzz, distortion, modulation and time-based effects that have been put out over and over again.
It even opens up for other types of pedals to be created…such as pedals that don’t actually make sounds themselves, yet offer sophisticated control and syncing capabilities with the inventive boutique pedals that we already own.
This is the gap that is filled by Molten Voltage, the world’s leading (and most inventive) MIDI foot pedal control company. We spent some time getting to know these peculiar devices in this interview with the wizard of Oz himself, Bill Wardlow.
For readers who aren’t yet familiar with Molten Voltage, how would you describe your products…especially to someone who is not very familiar with MIDI electronic applications?
Molten Voltage has two goals – to simplify your pedalboard, and extend the capabilities of your existing gear. Simplifying your pedalboard is done using MIDI, which is a system that lets music electronics talk to each other. It’s been around for over 30 years, but in the last few years guitarists have finally embraced it. A lot of this has to do with manufacturers finally putting out gear that can call up presets and sync tempos using MIDI. [Read More]