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The Earthquaker Devices Afterneath is hands down my favorite pedal made by Earthquaker Devices. It is an incredibly expressive and incredibly musical reverb machine. The Afterneath is Earthquaker Devices take on a digital reverb pedal with an intuitive reverb that “uses a swarm of short delays to create wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics.” All of the knobs on the pedal give the player in-depth control “to stretch, smudge, swell and even self-oscillate into messy ambient washes of sound.”
The magic of the Afterneath pedal is in the “Drag” function. The Afterneath produces a series of multiple delays that emulate the atmospheric reverb of a cavernous room. The Drag setting of the Afterneath allows you to manipulate the length of the delay effectively “dragging” the reverb around the room. You can stack musical phrases, and continue playing while your previous notes transcend into sublime ambience. You will often see online that the most commonly used word to describe the Afterneath is “otherwordly,” the Afterneath absolutely lives up to the description and beyond. Check out the video below of Nick Reinhart just scratching the surface of what this amazing pedal is capable of.
The Afterneath is perfect with my fretless bass and is my go to pedal at my clinics for when I really want to captivate the audience. The Afterneath is perfect for cinematic scoring where everything you play is right out of an atmospheric Hans Zimmer score. The swirly reverbs can really give you a giant soundscape to play over and you suddenly become your own orchestra. The Earthquaker Devices Afterneath is a pedal that needs to be heard to be believed! You can find the Pedals and Effects review of the Afterneath here.
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