artists

Alessandro Ciola
Producer/Mixer/Engineer
Imagina Production Studio - Turin, Italy

This pedal design is impressive. It gives body where it lacks and layers up a versatile distortion with big impact!


Currently using: Splinter

Chris Condon
Session Player/Producer
Guitarist for Billy Ray Cyrus

I love this overdrive because it works with all my guitars and brings out the true tone of the instrument.


Currently using: Splinter, Black Swan

Enrico Cosimi
Tau Ceti

Devastating, powerful, creamy, evil, fascinating, a must-have for any analog sound designer.


Currently using: Splinter, Black Swan

Giuseppe Pascucci
Guitar Player

Black Swan has a very rich and defined tone that works great for both lead and rhythms and all over the instrument range. The one knob format makes things easy to control, you can make it sing like a Swan or roar like a T-rex. It is warm, it can be loud as hell but it always keeps the natural feeling of your instrument. Its character and tone are especially good for extreme playing but it works like a charm even in a more classic context when in the first half of the knob.


Currently using: Black Swan

Jamie Dean
God is An Astronaut

The Splinter overdrive is an extremely versatile pedal. It is capable of producing anything from high gain sounds to a transparent drive. My favourite setting is the toggle switch on medium, the clipping toggle switch on three, a small amount of drive and the tone a little past 12 o'clock. This gives me a nice step up from a clean tone. I also find that putting the toggle switch on high is great for when I de-tune down to drop B or drop A. It removes the unwanted sub frequencies which the guitar amp struggles to deal with. It really is a Swiss Army knife pedal. 


Currently using: Splinter

Maciej Karbowski
Tides from Nebula

Currently using: Splinter

Michael Frasinelli
Chief Engineer/Producer
Top Shelf Music Group - Nashville, TN

I found the Splinter to be an overall modern sounding pedal with enough versatility to pull off crisp as easily as ultra full. All with the flick of a switch (or two). Had a blast patching it after some synths, as well as using a Radial EXTC to mix with it in addition to the typical guitar applications


Currently using: Splinter

Niels Kinsella
God Is An Astronaut

I use Black Swan for both live and recording. Sounds great on the bass.

Currently using: Black Swan

Peter Voigtmann
The Ocean Collective

Currently using: Splinter

Pino Mazzarano
Session Player

Currently using: Splinter

Robert Murphy
Xenon Field/God Is An Astronaut

The Splinter has recently become a fixture in my outboard effects chain in the studio for Xenon Field. I've been using it to get some awesome / extreme sounds by driving the Splinter into other distortion units as well as having other fuzz and distortion units driving the Splinter first. I've ran so many sounds through this chain; drums, synths, guitars, vocals, everything. I wouldn't be able to achieve some of these sounds without the Splinter, it just kicks the chaos up to another level sometimes. A beautiful orgy of noise and chaos. Great company name and pedal art too.


Currently using: Splinter

Stefano Pilia
Afterhours/Zu/Il Sogno del Marinaio

Currently using: Black Swan 

Torsten Kinsella
God Is An Astronaut

I really like the Splinter overdrive, very musical and versatile, sounds fantastic through my Orange, Hiwatt and Marshall amps


Currently using: Splinter