Press Release – M-EQ DRIVER – Product Launch

November 22nd, 2022 |  John Dines INTRODUCING THE M-EQ DRIVER MID BOOSTER & DRIVE  Origin Effects are proud to announce the new M-EQ DRIVER mid booster & drive pedal. Based on a vintage Pultec® studio EQ, this unique pedal offers a range of mid-focused tones, from a subtle mid boost to thick, resonant overdrive. Featuring…

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TECH TIPS: Stereo Direct Rigs – Making Complicated Stuff Simpler

November 22nd, 2022 |  John Dines Stereo rigs are awesome. Anyone who’s hooked up a fancy delay or reverb to any pair of amps knows that it’s hard to go back once you’ve immersed yourself in that soundscape. Direct rigs are also awesome. It’s very common these days to see players pairing an “amp in…

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Artist Interview – Romesh Dodangoda

Who are you and what do you do? I’m Romesh Dodangoda. I’m a record producer & mixer from Wales, UK mainly working in rock music. I have a private studio called Long Wave, situated in Cardiff, which is where I do the majority of my work, but also love travelling to various studios depending on…

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10th Anniversary – The Origin Story

October 20th, 2022 |  John Dines Origin Effects is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! To commemorate the occasion, we are offering our entire range of compressors in a stunning, limited edition, laser engraved aluminium finish, inspired by the subtle look of our in-house prototypes. Things have come a long way in those 10 years, from…

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Employee Pedalboard: John Dines

(Product Manager)

October 14th, 2022 |  John Dines   After being invited to contribute to a recent thread on The Gear Page entitled “Pedalboards of the Pedal Makers”, we at Origin Effects realised that there is some interest in how those in the pedal business choose to build their own rigs. It makes sense – we’re all…

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Artist Interview: Robin Mullarkey

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Robin Mullarkey. I have been a session bassist in London for a good 20 years and have been fortunate enough to work with a wide array of artists that I love and respect (Jacob Collier, Jordan Rakei, Zero 7 and Sia, Roisin Murphy, Richard…

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TECH TIPS: We’re Not Overreacting – Reactive Loads Are Important

September 16th, 2022 |  John Dines Ever thought that a valve amp just “feels” better to play through? This is why. Sure, some people will tell you that it’s because it’s loud or because there’s “natural compression” or something like that. These are certainly contributary factors, but they’re not the whole story. Anyone who’s recorded…

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