Life and website issues got in the way of doing timely NAMM reports this year. In my defense many of these products just started shipping a couple of months ago. As has become habit, there were hundreds of cool pedals on offer, mostly variations on pedals you have seen and heard.
With NAMM 2020 coming up, I thought I would do a listing of the things I saw last year that might be different and of more interest to the modern guitarist. The theme in January seemed to be the return of modulation (flange, chorus, and phase), fuzz/harmonizer combos, and guitar synth pedals. I am featuring only what I consider to be the most interesting takes on each. Please check company websites for details.
Red Panda Particle 2
Source Audio C4 Synth
Boss SY-1 Guitar Synthesizer
Source Audio Spectrum Intelligent Filter
Beetronics Swarm Fuzz Harmonizer
Rainger FX The Drone Rainger
Rainger FX Dr. Freakenstein Chop Fuzz
Godlyke TWA Mini Morph
Catalinbread Coriolis Effect
Spaceman Mission Control Expressive Audio System
Disaster Area QConnect
Godlyke TWA Side Step
Death By Audio – Total Sonic Annihilation 2