The Sonic Explorations video series from Stompbox Sonic highlights the distinct playing style of a featured artist and the unique aural properties of a given pedal or pedals. It allows the viewer to see, to hear, to feel the creative process unfold.

This clip features David Michael Curry on viola. David records and performs with Thalia Zedek, the Willard Grant Conspiracy and the Empty House Cooperative.

For the first half of this video David ran his viola through Nerd Knuckle Effects’ Bene Fuzz and the Mr. Black Eterna. At 1:10 we switch over to EarthQuaker Devices’ Rainbow Machine Polyphonic Pitch Shifting/Harmonizing/Alien Aliasing Modulation Generator augmented by the Monarch Overdrive and Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Machine. Amplification was a Pre-CBS Fender Bandmaster into a Slash signature series Marshall JCM 800 4X12 cabinet.

Video and audio by Michael Hutcherson at Blast Zone.