Reverb that reverberates.
The Afterneath is an otherworldly reverberation machine that uses a swarm of short delays to create wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics. The reverb created is be...
On August of 2016, [MusicRadar](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/rig-tour-explosions-in-the-sky-641876) did a Rig Tour with Explosions in the Sky, taking a quick look at their gear. On his board, he has an Earthquaker Devices Afterneath directly after his Boss RV-3. > “This is another new addition. There have been times when I want the reverb to be even thicker and spacious and alien, and this pedal is my first try at it.”more
"work pedal board du jour (something for everyone). from guitar to amp order: 1. catalin bread - antichthon 2. source audio - multiwave distortion 3. z.vex - low fi junky 4. source audio - orbital modulation 5. bogner - burnley distortion 6. bearfoot efx - baby pink booster 7. visual sound - h2o delay/ modulation 8. earthquaker devices - afterneath…"more
In the description of this video, Andy lists the pedals that he uses for this song: Matchless Clubman Matchless Chieftain Marshall JMP Hohner Pianet T Strymon Bigsky Strymon Timeline Eventide Space El Capistan Naunaber Slate Stereo Wet Electro Harmonix EHX POG2 Earthquaker Devices Afterneath Echo Park Telecastermore
Reverb that reverberates.
The Afterneath is an otherworldly reverberation machine that uses a swarm of short delays to create wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics. The reverb created is beyond massive and goes well beyond the territory of most reverb pedals. The controls allow you to stretch, smudge, swell and even self-oscillate into messy ambient washes of sound.
The Length control adjusts the decay of the reverb; anything from shorter hall through endless plate style reverbs can be achieved. The Reflect knob controls the regeneration, basically feeding the output back through to create an even deeper otherworldly dreamscape. The Drag control lets you pull the reverb through time by slowing down or speeding up the reverb. The Diffuse knob adds control over spread of the reverb ranging from identifiable attack to a wash of smooth reverb. The Dampen control adjusts the tone of the reverb, both stinging bright tones and warmer swell.
The end result is an ethereal, ambient wash that goes from hall to an infinite glitched-out orchestra pit warming up in a canyon at the bottom of another canyon inside a well. The Afterneath is true bypass with an all digital reverb engine, all analog dry signal path and hand made one at a time in Akron, Ohio.
The Earthquaker Devices Afterneath is great if you want to sustain forever. It gives a great aura of a chord or note and really fills out the nooks and crannies of reverb. Great when paired with a reverb pedal and/or a light drive.
I never want to turn this off. I want to strike a note or chord with this thing in the morning, and be able to have this pedal's magic work on it in the background of my whole day. It would be Brian Eno's most effortless album, but it would probably also be the best.
but I liked the transmisser so much on synths, electric piano and for use as a mono ethereal verb when mixing (break out your reamp gear kids) that I bought an afterneath without trying it first and was equally impressed. Again, not my thing on guitar, but a great tool with older synths and also during mix-down (especially on vocals where there's space). I could explain the control set and give my impressions of it, but the afterneath creates echoes so out of this world that it is better experienced than spoken about.