We are happy to see Deep Space Devices back in action after a break with a new intriguind pedal called Dust. The Alabama-based one-man company won our Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit’s “Best Emerging Builder” contest back when real life was a thing.
Dust is a one-knob pedal that seems to do way too many things for having just one knob. Well, it also has an extra knob actually, that loops the sampled note until you release it. So it’s a fuzz and a momentary sampler/looper.
The fuzz sound is set to “gnarly,” while the knob controls the length of the playback note in often unexpected ways. For example, to quote the builder:
• At 7 o’clock – fuzzed out
• Increased between 8 to 12 o’clock, you can get a chorus-like fuzz effect
• Beyond that point, it’s experimentation and fun from there.
“Experimentation” and “fun” that – apparently – could turn into ear loss or damaged gear!
• It can and will get very loud to where it could potentially damage speakers or hearing. Going past 12 o’clock is not recommended. Stay between 7 and 11 o’clock but hey, you’re the one in control.
Hear the madness of the Deep Space Devices Dust in the video below.
Dust is a single playback fuzz where the delayed note max length is half a sec but with the momentary, you can hold that note and have playback repeatedly. One knob madness you could say but the creativity and uses of it is huge.
You may ask “Why does my DUST look different from all the rest?”. The answer is that each DUST is it’s own variant of acid etching.
Left Footswitch – Bypass
Turns the effect on and off. Orange LED indicates whether Bypass is on or off.
Right Footswitch – Momentary
When held down, depending on position of knob, will hold audio played for as long as you hold the momentary switch down.
•Main and ONLY knob
Changes length of single playback note.
-7 o’clock – fuzzed out
-Increased between 8 to 12 o’clock, you can get a chorus-like fuzz effect
-Beyond that point, it’s experimentation and fun from there.
There is an internal trimpot where you can adjust the overall output.
It can and will get very loud to where it could potentially damage speakers or hearing. Going past 12 o’clock is not recommended. Stay between 7 and 11 o’clock but hey, you’re the one in control.
DUST is pairs well with most pedals but momentary footswitch may operate differently if compressor is placed before DUST. If having synth or different instruments other than guitar or bass going into DUST, the effect may operate differently depending on the strength of the input signal as well.