Welcome to the Effects Makers Workshop, an instructional and DIY offshoot of Damnation Audio. We are offering private and semi-private pedal building classes in my home-based workshop and personalized web based instructions through Skype. In these classes you will learn how to read a schematic, how to build a pedal, how to design your own pedal, how to troubleshoot and repair your pedal and how to cut through the mojo to get to the sounds in your head.

 
 

pedal building class - $250

This is a 2-3 hour in-person course where you will learn how to read a schematic, how to source parts, how to tweak designs, how to measure and drill your own enclosure, how to stuff and solder a PCB, and how to wire and test your pedal. You’ll probably learn how to troubleshoot too if we run into any issues. I will teach you what you need to know to build the next one all by yourself. You will also leave the class with your very own DIY Parallel Drive pedal that you built yourself which features classic inspired drive and distortion circuits mixed in parallel in a single pedal. If you don’t know what that means, I’ll teach you that too. This pedal is great for guitar and bass and is a great introduction into the world of DIY effects. Costs for the course includes the parts you will use to build your own pedal. To learn more or to schedule a class email us here.

See what the DIY Parallel Drive looks like here, here, here, here and here.

Hear what the DIY Parallel Drive sounds like here, here, here, here and here.

 

 

Online Pedal design class - $100

 
 

This is a 1-2 hour personalized online course (done through Skype) where you will learn how to read a schematic, how to source parts, how to design your own pedal, how to tweak your designs (and others), and how to troubleshoot your builds (and others). You can tell us what you want to learn specifically and I will prepare some lesson notes just for you. I will not be able to help you build your pedal online but I can give you some pointers if you’d like. To learn more or to schedule a class email us here.