Origin Effects is the brainchild of British audio-designer Simon Keats.
From humble beginnings in a small barn conversion in the Oxfordshire countryside to developing into an internationally renowned industry mainstay, the brand has developed strength by strength through a genuine desire to produce highly-musical, superior-quality audio-tools, that just cannot be matched by profit-maximising, “off-the-shelf” effects pedals.
Each pedal is still individually handbuilt and hand finished in Origin Effects headquarters, Buckinghamshire UK, utilising the same processes and materials used when we started Origin Effects, ensuring each pedal is expertly calibrated, assembled and tested to the highest of quality and specification by our highly skilled team.
imon, himself a guitarist, personally identifies with the needs of modern players and understands the types of tone that casual players lust for and professionals insist upon. A highly experienced audio engineer and reputed design veteran, having worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Vox, Focusrite, and Trident, Simon has poured every ounce of his experience and expertise into these designs to ensure the highest quality of tone and product is achieved.
“Whether it’s a 1960’s-style studio compressor, or a JFET “Plexi” Replica, you can rest assured that every aspect of each design has been crafted to replicate that elusive legacy tone, whilst also preserving the soul of your instrument…”