– Can you please introduce us with Red Panda Lab ?
What kind of pedals are you building ?
We design and manufacture pedals for experimentally-minded musicians. We focus on digital signal processing to create effects that warp, twist, and bend sound so that you can discover new ways to approach your instrument.
– Would you like to share with us your way of creation new effects?
Pushing the hardware to its limit is a key part of my design process. I start with a sound or algorithm I want to explore. I enjoy programming in assembly language, because it forces you to view the problem from a different perspective. Trying to achieve something within constraints leads to new sounds.
Once the basic effect is sketched out and I have a working pedal, I build a few prototypes to get feedback and iterate on the features and sound. The whole process can take anywhere from 12-24 months.
– How does it look like your typical day at work?
– Red Panda latest pedal is amazing Raster. Are you planning to add tails to your delay pedals or any other modification update?
We do not discuss future product plans, sorry.
– You come from a synthesizer background,do you still play and what kind of gear are you using ?
I am really an engineer, not a musician, but can operate a drum machine and sequencer. Right now, I have a Roland TR-909, Roland V-Synth, Yamaha QY700 sequencer, Yamaha TX81Z, Dave Smith Mopho (desktop), Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, and a small Blacet frac rack modular. Plus a dozen or so effects pedals at any given time.
– Can you give us any hints of what we’ll see from Red Panda in the future?