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It’s official: pedal manufacturers are getting creative about their new releases: EarthQuaker Devices might have had a great idea in this regard – one that, considering our sister site The Deli’s obsession with musical genres – we fully support.

EQD just announced the release of Levitation, a pedal inspired and dedicated to what was once known as the Austin Psych Fest. There is no need to guess what kind of pedal it is: it’s a reverb, the quintessential psychedelic effect.

More precisely, to quote the manufacturer: “The Levitation Reverb builds on the base sound found in the Ghost Echo but does away with the attack and dwell and adds control over tone, decay, atmosphere and length in their place. It is a vintage voiced reverb that aims to fit somewhere between dirty sixties chambers, classic spring, and the big, ringing plate reverbs of days gone by.

The move makes a lot of sense marketing-wise: it honors an important niche festival and at the same time targets a niche of musicians who are obviously interested in a particular kind of reverb, which the Levitation provides handsomely.

The pedal will be officially released at LEVITATION on May 8th, 2015 and available at the merchandise booth all weekend.