Get good and glitchy with Hologram Electronics’ Microcosm granular effect pedal and looper

(Image credit: Hologram Electronics)

Hologram Electronics has been behind some fairly radical effect pedals, including the Dream Sequence and the Infinite Jets resynthesizer.

Now the Knoxville, Tennessee-based maker has introduced the Microcosm, a granular and looper effect that allows users to “slice, stretch, rearrange and manipulate” their sound in a compact pedal with tons of versatility and features.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.