Work: Death by Audio (VIDEO)

November 14, 2014 3:50 PM

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In a busy former industrial space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Oliver Ackermann and friends are busy putting the finishing touches to another batch of handmade guitar effects pedals. Under the banner of Death by Audio, these are the kind of pedals that cause neighbours to fall out. The name should be taken literally too, at least in terms of the equipment you're plugging into.

"We create really crazy sounds that people wouldn't be able to get anywhere else, because we build things that are maybe illegal for the electronics market," admits Ackermann. "A lot of the effects we build are potentially harmful to people's amplifiers - that opens up this world of creating sounds ...

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