I started my small business in 2008, on my small attic by creating simple but good sounding effects for friends and myself. At that time I discovered the magical and organical sound of analog vintage effect pedals, that became a true inspiration for me. Listening to Hendrix, Page, and all the guitar legends of that time, I became obsessed by their tone and individuality. They created the sound that all the future generation musicians were inspired by. At the same time the effects major brands were discovering the digital era, and evolution went on… but what I believed the wrong way.
At that time I was a guitar tech for many professional and touring bands. I came across many cool musicians who agreed with my opinion about the new digital effects (“that they suck”). They all mentioned the same things like “they take all the humanity out of making music”, “They are soulless” , “They don’t inspire me to create music” and “they simulate the real deal”. Unfortunately the “real deal” (the vintage analog effects) became collectors items that were hard to find and unaffordable. Besides that when you purchased your favorite vintage collectors effect, they broke down and could not be repaired in original state and thereby lose their value.
With DrNo-Effects I want to re-introduce the honest, inspirational sound from the past. I’m really not that guy that likes to go backwards, but I believe in some parts of life people and companies make the wrong short term decisions and create things that standing across the vision and religion of making music that remains a human process with emotions and a way to express their creativity. Every musician wants to be a individual and self expressed person, digital is not the answer and tool to contribute in that process. DrNo-Effects gives the modern musician the opportunity to create their own “individual signature sound”. Together with your playing style and your choice of guitar and amp, you can use my effects to reach that goal.
Last but not least, I put all my time and energy to create my effects, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for you!
I hope you want to contribute to a more human world and create your own sound.
“Keep the Music alive: use analog”