Effects - PedalTrain - Strymon - Malekko
Musicians of all styles and walks of life including guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, cellists and DJ/electronic artists have come to rely on our patented designs to support, enable, protect and power the tools of their trade. Pedaltrain is a platform for musical exploration – an integrated product system that facilitates a musician’s creative process and muse.
Pedaltrain products can be found in the most exclusive recording studios, orchestra pits and many high-profile concert tours – our artists are a veritable who’s who of A-list musicians – but Pedaltrain is equally at home in the practice room, at the local pub, in the garage jam or summer music camp.
We want to build products with no compromises. We want to push the limits of technology in music. We want to redefine what is possible with music gear. We want to use exceptionally great components and ridiculously powerful processors. We want to make gear that sounds better than anything you’ve ever heard. We want to make our customers happy. We want you to be inspired to create amazing music.
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”.