RPS Effects is a brand of original, hand-built pedals, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I’ve been building pedals for over ten years now (although the brand officially launched in 2018). I use only the highest quality components, and test everything to make sure that it’ll be reliable under any condition. You can rest easy at night knowing that I’ve even purchased and repurposed a reptile egg incubator for temperature testing!
Musical electronics live in a world where art and science collide. A technical foundation is important for knowing where to start, but really it’s just a jumping off point for finding something that actually sounds exciting and feels good to play. As an electrical engineer, I have the patience and experience to make sure a design is rock-solid; as a musician, I never forget the fact that I’m designing a musical instrument – it needs to inspire.
My goal is to produce high quality instruments that can be picked up and played by anyone, while providing nuanced and deep possibilities that reward exploration. If you count yourself among the sonically adventurous, you've come to the right place.
Productions are in small runs, with out of stock items normally becoming available again within 4-6 weeks. If you'd like a more detailed estimate, or if you have any questions at all, please contact me.