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May 12, 2020

UPDATE! The Data Corrupter will be on the EQD board at the upcoming Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit!

Some videos came out yesterday of a new EarthQuaker Devices stompbox called Data Corrupter – a pedal that at the time couldn’t be found on the manufacturer’s website yet. This morning the Ohio builder’s site is showing info about the effect, describing it as a “Modulated Monophonic PLL Harmonizer.”

This ain’t a simple pedal to describe in a few words, but we can certainly tell you that it belongs to EQD’s tradition of experimental and even “synthy” stompboxes. Here’s the intro from EQD’s website:

The Data Corrupter is a monophonic analog PLL harmonizer with modulation. It takes your input signal and brutally amplifies it into a crushing square wave fuzz tone that is then multiplied, divided and modulated to create a wild, yet repeatable, three-voice guitar synthesizer.

You can read everything that needs to be read here.

Apparently the manufacturer “leaked out” a few units to demo video makers before announcing it, who… of course, made a video demo of it – check them out below!

EQD’ rep Carl Porcaro had some fun with the Data Corruptor at our 2019 Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit, check out the video that came out of it, below.

More videos by our favorite videographers here.