- compression and sustain effects
- delay effects
- distortion effects
- effects boards power supplies and cases
- fuzz effects
- overdrive and boost effects
Analog Alien is a boutique guitar effects company established in 2010 by brothers Joe and Jack Napoli (Cloud 9 Recording Inc.). They got started in effects pedal building through first modifying some of the large collection of effects pedals owned by their Cloud 9 Studio, and then offering mods for other guitarists. Jack then decided to have a go at building pedals from scratch, learning from books and by trial & error. He made several prototypes until he felt confident that he had a pedal that most guitar players would want to have in their collection, even if they didn't really have a pedal collection. He tested the circuit using several different guitars and amps until he was satisfied with the results. He also let other guitarists use it but never said that he made it. Soon his overdrive/fuzz face pedal became the pedal of choice for a lot of guitarists that were recording in the studio. As time went on, he let the cat out of the bag and admitted that Joe & him had made it. Of course, that led to, "Hey! Can you make me one, too?" When they started getting requests to build boutique pedals, they knew they had a great product to offer. They decided to give the boutique pedal business a shot and their first product was the Analog Alien Fuzzbubble-45 overdrive/fuzz pedal.