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An Interview With Origin Effects Artist Ian Allison

By origineffects | Feb 26, 2021

  Ian Allison is an uber-creative bassist with a flair for synth-pop arrangements. He’s also a member of the crew over at Scott’s Bass Lessons. We asked Ian about his Origin Effects Cali76 Stacked Edition and (now discontinued) Cali76-TX-LP compressor pedals. What’s a piece of studio gear that you cannot live without? For me, it’s…

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Guitar.com Review The RevivalTREM & MAGMA57

By origineffects | Jan 27, 2021

“What happens when Britain’s most intimidatingly high-class pedal maker branches out from compression and overdrive into vibrato and tremolo?”   Thank you to Guitar.com for their review of the RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo & MAGMA57 Amp Vibrato & Drive. “2020 was the year that Origin decided to get a bit more ambitious. After nailing compression and…

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RevivalDRIVE Compact Wins Guitarist Magazine GEAR OF THE YEAR!

By origineffects | Jan 5, 2021

Thank you to Guitarist Magazine for awarding the RevivalDRIVE Compact a ‘GEAR OF THE YEAR’ award in the Effects Pedal Category. We are honoured to be featured in the January 2021 issue. Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Compact The original RevivalDRIVE Custom was an excellent, almost exhaustive evocation of vintage amp tones in a pedal. It was…

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RevivalTREM Wins PREMIER GUITAR – Gold Premier Gear Award!

By origineffects | Nov 4, 2020

“There may be more radical tremolos, but few achieve such musical seamlessness.” Some gear nerd debates get pretty pointless. Disputing the merits of different op-amps in two late-model RATs? Maybe that time would be better spent practicing. But tremolo circuits are another matter. The differences between bias, optical, and harmonic tremolo can be audible and…

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Origin Effects NAMM Booth 2020

NAMM 2020 Round Up: RevivalTREM and Hot Rod Pedals Go Down a Storm

By origineffects | Jan 24, 2020

Our Brand New Pedals Rocked The 2020 Winter NAMM Show We’ve just returned to a rather chilly Origin Effects headquarters from the 2020 NAMM Show which took over sunny Anaheim. A week of late nights, early mornings, worn eardrums, and sore throats was more than worth it for the opportunity to meet so many lovely…

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Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod

Press Release: RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod

By Adam Wilshire | Jan 16, 2020

Origin Effects go high-gain with limited-edition RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod Hot-rodded amp-in-a-box pedal delivers searing sustain and distortion Buckinghamshire, UK (16 January 2020) – Origin Effects have released a supercharged version of their celebrated RevivalDRIVE pedal. Designed to deliver massive amounts of gain and sustain, the limited-edition RevivalDRIVE Hot Rod pays homage to the heavily modified…

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Origin Effects RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo

Press Release: RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo

By Adam Wilshire | Jan 16, 2020

Origin Effects unveil the RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo Buckinghamshire, UK (16 January 2020) – Origin Effects have introduced the RevivalTREM Bias Tremolo, the first ever pedal to faithfully recreate the sound, feel and unique dynamic properties of the power tube bias tremolo effect built into early 1960s amps such as the Brown Fender Deluxe. In contrast…

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Press Release: Cali76-TX compressor reissue

By origineffects | Dec 11, 2019

Sought-after large-format Cali76 with transformer output stage set to return Buckinghamshire, UK (11 December 2019) – Origin Effects have just built their 10,000th Cali76 Compact Deluxe, the compressor pedal widely regarded as the gold standard for effects pedal compression. It’s a remarkable achievement for a small British company and shows how players worldwide have embraced…

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Win Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe 10K compressor limiter pedal

You Could Win Cali76 Compact Deluxe #10K

By origineffects | Dec 10, 2019

Celebrate this huge milestone with us! It’s been another busy year at Origin Effects HQ here in the heart of the English countryside as we’ve seen the demand for studio-grade compressors sky-rocket as well as a frenzy of orders for our RevivalDRIVE series. We’re really proud to announce that we have now produced over ten thousand…

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