Great interview here if anyone is interested in discussing Way Huge. I've never even seen one, let alone used one of his pedals. Gimme some feedback on the interview and pedals themselves if you use them.
It's cool that you had some input into the Line 6 Tonecore stuff. Highly under-rated pedals, IMO.Jeorge is alright. We've exchanged many e-mails over the last dozen years.
Before he jumped ship from Line 6 to Dunlop, he was a project manager at Line 6 for their Tonecore series of pedals, and some other things. Through what I believe was the graciousness of Aron Nelson, webmaster of the DIYStompbox forum, Jeorge extended an invitation to me to be a beta-tester for the Tonecore series. Through a series of kooky events, we ended up doing our cross-country family trip at a time that put a crimp in my ability to meet their time lines. When a second series of Tonecores came to production, Jeorge got me to be a beta tester for those as well. Due to some dumb stuff with FEDEX, and an error on Line 6's part (the value they stated on the parcel seemed conspicuously low to the customs folks), the bunch of pedals sent to me sat at the FEDEX depot for the better part of a month. I couldn't prove why they were valued so low, and Jeorge was off doing trade shows and unable to provide the needed documentation. So FEDEX returned the parcel back to Line 6.
So, once again, I was unable to provide the requested feedback in a timely fashion. Jeorge felt bad about it, so one day a month or so later, I'm working in front of the house and a FEDEX truck pulls up with a package for me. I sign for the thing and damn near get a hernia hoisting it. I open it and it's pretty much the entire Tonecore series. I think there were a half dozen docks (that weigh a few pounds each), and changeable modules for the remainder of the series. About a year later, noting how much I had waxed eloquent about the obsolete and very hard to find Matsushita MN3011 multi-tap delay chip, he kindly sent me one, without any prompting. Haven't used it yet, but I have big plans for a multi-voice chorus derived from the A/DA STD-1 (which relies on that chip).
I think the only thing I ever contributed to the Tonecore series was a suggestion for a better tap-tempo indicator. The Echo Park and Tap Tremolo used the standard blinking LED to indicate rate/speed. While that may work great for rates less than once every 2-3 seconds, when it came to their Liqui-Flange, that had a sweep time somewhere out near 10 seconds at slowest speed, a little blip every 10 seconds wasn't going to cut it as a "tap"-directed speed indicator. I suggested a couple of ways that the user could have a better sense of when the next sweep was coming around, although it was way late in the game to implement any of them, since the form factor was set and I could only come up with things that required more holes in the chassis. However, they were able to implement a better visual indicator in software, by having the existing blinking LED gradually brighten and dim in 10 steps. As a proud owner of a Liqui-Flange (a great undervalued flanger BTW), I have to say that their solution worked great.
That's why he's a sweetie in my books.