Steve Kollander launched Crucial Audio
in 2005 and soon after released the beloved Echo-Nugget, a portable analog delay in the stomp-box format. The Echo-Nugget combines a boutique tube preamp with the classic sound of a Bucket Brigade Device (BBD) delay.
Designed as a sturdier alternative to tape echoes, guitarists and engineers quickly fell in love with its warm, gooey sound. Since then, Crucial Audio has released a series of popular devices, including several based on the original Echo-Nugget design, including the Studio-Nugget
. This rackmount version is custom-voiced for studio use and also comes in a stereo version
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