Death By Audio Disturbance

The Death By Audio Disturbance appeared at NAMM 2023 out of thin air!

Presented at as a “lockable LFO Modulator,” the Disturbance is another extreme device by the NYC company known for making uncompromisingly noisy stompboxes. It has three modes (Filter, Flanger, and “Fazer”) five LFO options, and an extra switch for momentary effects, including LFO freeze (hence the “lockable LFO” reference in the subtitle).

The modulation can be edited via the “Tensity”, Center Point, and Width knobs.

Check out the video we shot at NAMM with company founder and A Place To Bury Strangers’ frontman Oliver Ackermann

Death By Audio Disturbance LFO Modulator

The DISTURBANCE is an extreme filter, flanger, and phaser with modulation like you’ve never heard before.

DISTURBANCE’s controls allow for a wide range of sounds to be sculpted perfectly to your needs. The ‘Tensity’ knob changes the feedback amount and structure of all effects, with two totally different intensity options to choose from for each disturbing modulation. The Filter allows for deep swells and piercing resonance with highpass and lowpass options. The Flanger creates a classic modulation sound with options for watery, multi-tap delay matrixes or a screaming flange with distorted feedback. Last but certainly not least, the Phazer mode is a psychedelic 8-stage phaser sound with options for mellow filtered scoops on one side and combination phaser/flanger on the other.

But that’s not all – the pedal introduces a brand-new way to control an effect: The custom-designed modulation core lets you pause the LFO where it stands and listen to the strange world of frozen modulation. Not only does this new system control its own sounds, the DISTURBANCE includes a CV OUT jack which lets the modulation control signal be sent to whatever device dares let it in.

Go forth and DISTURB and bend, break, and twist your sound!