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Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation is a specialty guitar pedal and synthesizer module maker based in Portland, Oregon and proudly produces products made in the USA including the EKKO 616 and B:ASSMASTER pedals as well as the VARIGATE 8+, VOLTAGE BLOCK and SYSTEM-500 eurorack modules.
Malekko is co-owned by entrepreneur Josh Holley and music industry veteran Paul Barker. Paul Barker is a former member of the bands Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard, Pailhead, The Blackouts, Lead Into Gold, PTP, Acid Horse and others. As a recording and touring musician and producer, Barker has performed in venues world-wide and brings to the Malekko aesthetic his personal and practical experience in using vintage and new gear onstage and off. Barker co-produced all of Ministry’s albums from “Land of Rape and Honey” through “Animositisomina”, including “Psalm 69” under the moniker “Hermes Pan” of the Luxa/Pan production team.
Josh Holley is a long-time fan of synthesizers and is extremely knowledgeable on the subject, from vintage to modern instruments. His passion and vision propels development toward new frontiers of audio sculpting devices.
All Malekko products carry the personal stamps of approval of both Josh & Paul- “Superlative”.
Behind Hotone Audio is a group of people passionate about music. We are a highly experienced international team that combines professional expertise with legit artistic spirit. We have one goal in mind: Create hot sonic tools to take your inspiration to the next level. We are motivated by technological innovation, we see excellence in quality as a competitive strength and we believe in outstanding service as the foundation to provide every musician with a sensational experience. As ideas become designs, the Hotone team buckles down to create products the music world has always wanted but never before imagined possible. Expect from Hotone products innovation, ingenuity and always great tone.