Simon The Magpie has been circuit bending instruments and effects for many years. In the last few months, he started designing his own effects together with his business partner, Horseman.
Their latest effect is a sequenced delay based on the PT2399 chip. It's an interesting take on pitch shifting that creates the wackiest tape-like sounds using a built in sequencer.
In this conversation, we discuss the reasoning behind making effects in the first place. We then dive into the creative process and challenges in producing and manufacturing professional effect pedals.