“The first pedal of its kind”: Even Eric Clapton is into lo-fi guitar tones now – and Source Audio’s Artifakt promises all the broken-sounding weirdness you could ever want

Source Audio Artifakt
(Image credit: Source Audio)

Source Audio has dropped the Artifakt – an all-in-one delay, reverb, bitcrusher, and everything-in-between effects pedal that promises to be the only lo-fi stompbox you’ll ever need.

Lo-fi guitar tones have become incredibly popular over the past few years ever since the ‘lo-fi beats boom’ of the late 2010s. Heck, even Eric Clapton is a self-professed fan of lo-fi guitar, having recently singled out experimental indie artist Mk.gee as one of his favorite new players.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.