When you think about effects pedals, Indonesia might not be the first country to come to mind, but since 2013 some of the most interesting guitar effects have emerged from this country, through DSP masterminds GFI System.
It all started with the Specular Reverb, which gained recognition early on due to its stunning hi-fi ambient reverb tones. But it was with the release of their brilliant Cabzeus Stereo Speaker Simulator, the angelically awesome Specular Tempus Reverb/Delay, and the magical modulation powerhouse Synesthesia, they manifested themselves as one of the digital front runners in this industry. You just can’t say ambient delay or reverb without thinking about GFI System now, and with their recent releases Skylar and Orca, they’ve distilled their finest ambient algorithms into compact and affordable pedals, so everyone can try the tonal magic of GFI System.
“GFI System was a brand I admired for a long time from afar (and with from afar I mean watching YouTube demos over and over again) before I finally got to try them at NAMM. It’s rare that pedals live up to the hype you’ve built up in your head over a long time, but not only did GFI System meet my expectations, they exceeded them. The Specular Tempus is an ambient marvel and contains some of the best delay and reverb algorithms I’ve ever heard! Definitely a must try.”