Misha's Horizon Devices

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  1. cmtd

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    Hopefully not a dupe. Saw this video tonight, looks like Misha has teamed up with some partners to produce new gear. Appears like the first project will be a drive/boost pedal and they are looking for input to spec it out. Interesting idea, will be watching to see what comes of this.

    https://www.facebook.com/misha.mansoor/videos/10154814952069533/

    http://horizondevices.com/
     
  2. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    So basically a new MXR drive pedal with a lot of marketing / social media stuff to help build a community and drive sales.
     
  3. narad

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    Well in the case of the wired guitarist RGs, they did basically crowdsource one of the best spec'd Ibanez prestige 7s I've seen in years. I'm not so enthusiastic about the crowd's sort of ..gawdy.. tastes in most cases, but interested to see what comes of the pedal. Would be great to take Nolly's focus pedal controls and shove them into a decent 808 clone -- certainly wouldn't hurt.
     
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    mod edit: if you want to promote this here register for a vendor account
     
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    this has real potential then. At the moment the market is way too bloated with pedals that are all offering around and about the same things, but with different labels being put on it.

    We have an opportunity here to suggest cool things, that as of yet may not have been done?.

    I will get thinking myself Misha for suggestions. Im as much a Pedal/OD nut myself these days so.
     
  6. Fretless

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    Problem is so many people say, "I want a different OD pedal, but I want it to effectively be this pedal right here, just with a knob that I will probably never touch" rather than actually say, well I think an OD that focuses on the 240hz to 700hz range, with a clean boost running in parallel that enhances 1200hz and 2khz, summed, and blendable to the point where I can say if I want more OD or more boost in my pedal.

    That's the kind of suggestion I think would really help rather than, "I want a bulbdrive 2.0 that is a little more chocolaty".
     
  7. Hachetjoel

    Hachetjoel Ibanez whore Contributor

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    What if I have feedback /suggestions I'd like to include but I don't have Facebook?
     
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    I love my Maxon 808, but if it had a blend knob like a Sparkledrive and a Tight knob like a Focus that would be my dream boost.
     
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    I personally think an OD with the kind of features and tweakability offered by the Airis Effects Savage drive would do extremely well.
     
  10. narad

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    Oh, there's even one on the market right now. It's called the Airis Effects Savage drive.
     
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    How about some kind of control over the extreme high-end before the gain stage? Tubescreamers fatten up when you dial the gain up a bit, but it would be nice to be have the option with minimal drive.
     
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    I'm not clear on what the final purpose of the pedal is yet?

    Are you trying to design a stand alone dirt box that will
    be the primary clipping agent for the final sound?

    Or just another clean boost / tone colorer / equalizer?

    Not sure why a new boost pedal needs to have any
    clipping / overdrive with the amount of gain in amps
    these days.
     
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    Koko boost V1 only having stackable boosts each with volume levels = best boost on planet earth.

    AKA Amazing always on boost with a stackable lead boost built in.
     
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    I like the idea of this company, and the very customer oriented design process is really cool, however, I can't think of anything left to do with a tubescreamer that hasn't been done before. I'm also biased because I don't like tubescreamers as a boost, but it just seems like the market is already so over saturated with tubescreamers. I'm definitely excited to see what other pedals they come up with down the line.
     
  15. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Well it's definitely prettier than the protone.
     
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    Is this more prostituting or is this making amends for protone's derp quality?

    Their facebook is closed to the public and their homepage is shady as fock.
     
  18. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Closed FB groups aren't uncommon. I'm all for it since it prevents trolling/spamming. It's not hard to ask for an invite.
     
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    I'm willing to give it a chance. There were just too many horror stories on here.
     
  20. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Well I'd trust a company like MXR WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more than Protone.
     

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