Disaster Area Designs is the sister company to Matthew Farrow’s other pedal endeavor, Alexander Pedals. But where Alexander Pedals is somewhat about letting go of control to explore new sonic worlds, Disaster Area Designs is all about taking full control of your rig through insanely clever MIDI devices.
In the world of MIDI, there’s been a constant war of adding more and more features to increasingly bigger and complex controllers. Disaster Area Designs has carved a niche for itself by going in the exact opposite direction, concentrating instead on highly feature-focused and compact devices that anyone can use. The unbelievably tiny footprint yet potent powers of the DMC Micro Pro, Micro.Clock, DMC-3 and MIDI Box 4 are perfect representatives for what makes this brand special. All of the feature fluff and clutter is gone, so you can instantly focus on getting the most out of your MIDI-enabled devices.
“What makes Disaster Area Designs stand out to me, is the wild flexibility that Matthew manages to cram into the extremely small controllers. I was scared of MIDI the majority of my musical life, but Matthew and Disaster Area made me finally understand it and fall in love with it. If you own gear by MIDI potent brands like Meris, Chase Bliss Audio, Jackson Audio or Boss, then something like the DMC Micro Pro will make you unleash the true potential of those pedals!”