Meris—Redefining "Small but Mighty"
Los Angeles-based boutique effects pedals company Meris is the brainchild of Engineer Terry Burton and DSP Designer Angelo Mazzocco. With prior histories working for Line 6 and Strymon, it's not surprising what this duo is able to accomplish in the world of digital effects pedals. However, a brand is nothing without an identity, which is where Creative Director Jinna Kim comes in.
This creative powerhouse of a trio is solely responsible for designing, building, branding, boxing and everything else it takes to get a pedal from their brain to your board. Meris combines art and engineering in a way that propels not only the guitar, but any instrument you can plug a 1/4" cable into, forward. Each pedal is meticulously hand-crafted and immensely deep, almost becoming an instrument in and of itself.
As your source for all things Meris, we couldn't be more proud to feature the products you see below. Scroll through to learn more about these special stompboxes:
Hedra 3-Voice Rhythmic Pitch Shifter
Expanding on the capabilities of a traditional harmony pedal, the Hedra features three harmony voices, each with tap tempo synchronized delay and incredible tone-shaping options like pitch glide and adjustable pitch correction, micro tuning, midi connectivity, and four additional individual delay configurations.
Like with all Meris pedals, the Hedra’s sleek, minimalist aesthetic all but hides the incredible and unending world of sonic possibility it presents. As beautiful as it is functional, the unassuming look only serves to enhance its limitless color.
Units are limited so pre-order the Meris Hedra today to see just why Meris is one of the most popular and award-winning new pedal manufacturers.
Ottobit Jr. Bitcrusher
Technically yes, the Ottobit Jr. is a bitcrusher, but to just call it a bitcrusher is like saying Michael Jordan was just a basketball player, or Neil Armstrong was just an astronaut.
The Ottobit Jr. is a bitcrushing, sequencing, filtering, arcade-inspired maniac that allows a player to produce incredibly complex sequences, stutters and more with just the strum of a chord.
This is one of those pedals that's just plain fun to play. Even with no direction or sound in mind, one can whittle away the hours pulling unique sounds out of this amazing black box.
Enzo Multi-Voice Synthesizer
It's no lie that many guitar players dream of being a synth player. The tones produced by any number of synthesizers far surpass the sonic boundaries of what was capable on guitar...until the Enzo came around.
Capable of producing everything from lush polyphonic pads, to colossal monophonic lead or bass tones, to arpeggiated chord runs or even just altering your guitar's natural tone through filters and modulation, the Enzo truly does turn your guitar into a sound synthesis engine and removes all the roadblocks set up by previous guitar-synth pedals.
With unbelievably accurate tracking, ring modulation, delay, analog-inspired filters, pitch bending and more, the Enzo is your one-stop-shop to take your guitar to a new sonic universe.
Polymoon Super-Modulated Delay
Pushing delay to its limits is only the beginning when it comes to the Polymoon. Super modulated, endlessly dynamic and infinitely capable, the Polymoon keeps you playing longer literally and figuratively.
Plug it into a guitar, drums, vocals, synths or anything else you can think of to add complex and tonally rich repeats to your dry signal and drift off into the lunar-inspired space created by the Polymoon.
Mercury 7 Reverb
When you think Mercury 7, think Bladerunner. Think ambience. Think of an endless space where your musical ideas can grow and thrive, and where your tone can drift off and be on its own for an while.
Technically, the Mercury 7 includes two different reverb modes to choose from. However, in typical Meris fashion, these two modes cover more ground than if you were to chain together multiple other reverb pedals together, creating infinitely complex reverberations that can handle even the hottest synths, or the quietest guitar pickups.