Death By Audio is a Brooklyn-based effects pedal company founded by Oliver Ackermann in 2002.
The company was known for producing handmade, innovative, and often experimental effects pedals that were popular among musicians and sound designers.
They also operated a music venue in Brooklyn, which hosted concerts and events. In 2015, the company closed its doors and its remaining stock of pedals was sold off. However, the company’s legacy continues to live on, as many of its pedals have become highly sought after by collectors and musicians.
DBA build effect pedals with durable construction that can withstand energetic live performances, and engineer them with high-quality components to produce original and unique sounds.
The pedals use unconventional technologies such as medical-grade IC chips, military surplus electronics, and outdated transistors to create loud and experimental effects. Oliver, the founder, used his experience in rock music and training from Rhode Island School of Design to create new circuit designs and layouts.
Their goal is to inspire musicians to explore new sounds and ideas, and we offer a lifetime guarantee on our pedals. We encourage musicians to experiment and find new sources of inspiration.