I’m pretty sure this insanity puts me on the “Tonefreak” category, especially the last 3 years of it. (FEEL FREE TO SKIP RIGHT AHEAD TO THE FUN PART) Here' a short chronology of how I got to this point: - Started playing guitar as a kid. - Heard the live version of Brighton Rock and immediately knew I wanted to make a delay effect by combining two cassette recorders, but I was 12 and I didn’t even have an amp or any of the tools required for the job, so that project was put on hold. - Then came high-school, alcohol and a Zoom 606, which combined made me feel I was the best guitarist ever and that volume knobs were a long on/off kind of switch that served no purpose other than getting rid of hum and feedback in-between songs. - Started studying electronics after high-school. - Got sick of my old Zoom 606 digital multi-effects thing. - Started making my own pedals. - Had an epiphany in the shower, where half my ideas are born. - Graduated as an Electronics Engineer in the coolest way I could have ever thought of: playing my dream guitar (a Les Paul) in front of the teachers, as a presentation of my thesis titled “Analog Multi-Effects Processor”. (Alright, I’ll admit it would have been even cooler if it somehow involved a jetpack). - After over a year of laziness, I finally got around to recording a short demo to share with the psychos that steered me in the right direction when looking for said “dream guitar”, which you can hear on the video. - The fun part: - Bonus to the story: my girl had this lovely thing waiting for me at home as a graduation present. It was her birthday that day. Needless to say, she out-did me by a long shot on the gift department. Every now and then I think of the face she would have put if I fucked up the presentation and didn’t graduate. - Epilogue: the delay (BBD delay, ditched the tape idea a long time ago) is still on the making. I couldn’t get the modulation right and got bored. I’ll go back to it someday.