Hungry Robot Profile
We have just taken a small delivery of Hungry Robot pedals, and thought it was a good time to post up a bit of a profile of the company.
Hungry Robot is run by Eric Junge and the business is based in what looks like a stunningly beautiful part of North Carolina in the Great Smokey Mountains.
Hungry Robot pedals started in limited form in 2012 and then really picked up in 2014 with Eric then devoting all his effort full time to the business.
He went from building a few pedals, which were most likely a bit derivative of others that had gone before, to making some original designs.
Whilst these first pedal designs are now discontinued, this gave Eric the knowledge of what makes a great pedal.
Not only are the internal circuits designed to a very high standard and hand-built, the colour presentation of the boxes can be made to customer requirements, for a little extra.
Customer service is also high on the list, with any repairs within 30 days of the purchase being carried out free.
Through Guitar FX Direct there is also a 14-day no quibble returns policy in the unlikely event that a Hungry Robot pedal isn’t for you.
The Current Range of Pedals
Eric’s pedals continue to be experimental and inspiring and inspired! You can see the range of Hungry Robot pedals here and below are a few “fascinating facts” about the pedals
The name comes from Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower (also known as the Tesla Tower), which was an experimental radio station built on Long Island, New York in the early 1900s
You can see and hear the full details of the Hungry Robot Wardenclyffe here, but this is just a bit of interesting background. Lo-fi ambient modulator shimmering, detuned, extreme modulation.
The new Wardenclyffes have been very successful.
When first introduced there were unprecedented order numbers, and we can certainly confirm that interest remains strong in this pedal.
The Wash pedal is named after the function of the circuit. To create this effect you would normally need to connect 3 or 4 pedals together to get below the mix “Wash” type of effect. This does it all in just one pedal!
Hungry Robot The Wash is now at version 2 and now has a time knob for the tap tempo function.
The Karman Line is the point in the atmosphere where space begins!
Hence, a spacey joystick-controlled delay and modulation device the Karman Line is ideal for an experiment.
Inspired by vintage organs, giving not just to root note but plus one and minus one octave sound. The Monastery is multi-layered and rich, but can also be jangly.
Well, this requires little explanation – the Stargazer is a sparkly reverb! Recently updated to version 2 so processing of the two channels can take place at the same time. There is also a Little Star Gazer which is the same, but with just a single channel.
There is also a Starlite reverb – naming inspiration the same. This is a modulated reverb with tap tempo control. This combination is a world first, and indicative of Hungry Robot commitment to experimentation.
Another reverb – El Castillio is Spanish for castle ( you probably might have guessed). A 3 circuit block arpeggiating reverb – pitch shift and delay.
Hungry Robot Synth Modules
Probably of slightly less interest to the guitarist, but Hungry Robot also make a range of Euro-rack type synth modules, but use a pedal type format.
Modules include ADSR, LFO, VCO, VCF & VCA modules and can be powered from an effects board power supply.
The idea is that this gives a cheaper route to accessing Euro-rack type effects without having to commit to more rack space.