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Release of the new Chase Bliss MOOD I collaborated on

The new and awesome Chase Bliss Audio pedal called MOOD is out today.
It has been a great pleasure for me to work on this collab with Old Blood Noise Endeavors and many others.
Not only have I learned a ton of things in the process, but it was also the funniest of funs. I will truly miss working with this hell of a team 🙂

Introducing the Stretch Weaver !

The Stretch Weaver has 2 separate channels that can interact with each other in various ways, mostly through side-chaining where a channel can trigger an action that will be applied to the other channel.

The idea for this pedal was sparked when Scott Amendola (drummer extraordinaire with the Nels Cline Singers among numerous other projects) sent me a CD of his recent duo project with Nels, called Stretch Woven. While I was listening to it in my bed one night and hearing both improvise off each other I thought that it would be really cool if there was a device that allowed both their sounds to actually interact with each other.

So this pedal was conceived with both these awesome musicians in mind but you don’t have to necessarily use awesome drums and guitar with it. Pretty much any sound source will do something.
Obviously, the name is an homage to their project. The picture of the rug used in the artwork is an old family rug that was woven by a great grandmother out of old rags, as they used to do. I thought that was fitting the concept 🙂