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Audiostorm Grand Classic Distortion Pedal

A project in Manchester, UK by Sean Mandrake

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A really nice, versatile hi-gain distortion that acts like a 3rd channel for your amp.
Backers: 30
Average Pledge Per Backer: £147

Funded: £4,413 of £800
Dates: Sep 2nd -> Oct 6th (35 days)
Project By: Sean Mandrake
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Latest News

One last last-minute video!

October 6th - via:
Jammed my smartphone into a stand and shot one last video of the prototype with me twiddling knobs for you all. The recorded sound is a bit harsher than in reality (phones are junk for picking up the low-end) but hopefully it encourages anyone on the... (Read More)

Exploring the Korg MS-20 style expression pedal feature

October 6th - via:
Only 10 hours to go! Unsure if you should back? Let me change your mind.... This video talks about the expression jack feature, the removeable daughterboard and all details.  Based on the Korg MS-20 LPF I truly think this may be the true killer... (Read More)

ML5 : Limitation drives innovation

October 4th - via:
Thr last of my Micro Lectures By The Sea. Again largely philosophical because of a shortage of test gear and reference material on the beach, but hopefully some great food for thought!  In this episode I consider the design choices in a wider... (Read More)

ML4 : Expression

October 3rd - via:
A bit less technical and a bit more philosophical today. Discussing expression pedal options, where my ideas are coming from and more specific details on what the Grand Classic expression jack does.  (Read More)

ML3 : Post EQ

October 2nd - via:
Micro Lectrure 3 : Post EQ. Why not all EQ's are made equal, why some are amazing and others suck, and why guitarists are often given the shortest, nastiest left-over straw that no-one else wants when it comes to this all-important tool.  (Read More)

ML2 : Overdrive and clipping

October 1st - via:
Overdrive and clipping. I discusss what makes the Grand Classic different to the vast majority of other distortion pedals.  (Read More)

ML1 : Pre EQ as a sound design tool.

September 30th - via:
Final week micro lecture 1 : Pre EQ into clipping and how that modifies distortion character.  (Read More)

Final week countdown begins!

September 30th - via:
We're in the final week now so I'm releasing a short series of short videos talking about the technology going into the Grand Classic.  And yes I am on holiday (albeit so obsessed that I am working on holiday! Doh!) because I figured this was my... (Read More)

Break the Deadlock!

September 17th - via:
We're halfway through the Kickstarter funding process now and at that classic frustrating plateau where the early backers have all committed and the late backers know they've got time to mull things over.  In order to break that impasse and get... (Read More)

Major Update: All early birds gone. New: Hit the stretch goal for extra features!

September 13th - via:
Super excited that we've come this far, and all the specials and early birds are backed BUT it's not over yet, in fact we are only just beginning! What? Yes! In my crazy-mind I wanted to add some extra features and take this pedal past being... (Read More)

Going... going... 1st editions are all gone!

September 5th - via:
All the 1st editions are backed and there are only 5 early birds and just a single NMB left! All in the first weekend! Wow! Thank you!!! I've extended the signature tiers very slightly because of everything moving so fast but I wont do it again... (Read More)

Fully funded in 12 minutes!

September 3rd - via:
Thank you all for this amazing start! Fully funded in mere minutes and just shy of 200% funded in under 12 hours. I'm staggered! <3  I've got loads of cool reveals waiting for you, I just hadn't quite expected to start needing to show them off so... (Read More)

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