Pedal Crush, A New Book From Kim Bjørn, Is Coming To Kickstarter

This time around, the subject is pedals and how they are used in all kinds of musical workflows, not just for guitarists. Here's what you need to know about Pedal Crush.  

Here at Ask.Audio we are big fans of author and tech expert Kim Bjørn. We very much enjoyed his previous two books: Push, Turn, Move and Patch & Tweak. You can read more about them here: and

Now, Kim has announced the third book in the series. Pedal Crush : Stompbox Effects For Creative Music Making is coming to Kickstarter on March 26th. And given that the last book was funded in 10 minutes, we're pretty sure this one will do the same. Here's the man himself to tell you more.


"The idea behind PEDAL CRUSH is inclusive itself; Pedals are often considered guitar-domain, but all musicians - from producers, DJs, and keyboard players to even harpists, horn players and the like - can greatly benefit from exploring stompboxes to enhance their musical expression."


  • INTRODUCTION Pre-amps, amps, pedal boards, playing styles, power, and utilities - everything you need to get started.
  • GAIN Pre-amp, Overdrive, Fuzz, Distortion, Bit crush.
  • DYNAMICS Noise gate, Boost, Compressor.
  • FILTER EQ, Filter, Wah wah, Talk box.
  • PITCH Harmonizer, Octave/Pitch shifter, Synth, Whammy.
  • MODULATION Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Vibrato,
  • Vibe, Rotary, Ringmodulation.
  • TIME Delay, Reverb, Looper, Granular/Freeze, Doubler. • MULTI-FX All-in one pedals, Creative pedals.

As ever there will be interviews with key figures. 40 in fact, and articles featuring artists, pedal makers, and brands. Like in the two previous books, readers will meet a range of inspiring artists from known guitar masters to creative DJs, producers, instrumentalists, and vocalists. Pedal creators and brands, which are particularly evident to the scene, rang- ing from classic brands such as BOSS, to boutique makers like Chase Bliss Audio, Death By Audio, Earthquaker Devices, and many more to be announced soon.

Stay tuned to Ask.Audio for more updates on what promises to be another excellent read!

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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