Chase Bliss Audio
HISTORY (a short narrative)
“How does this actually work? This was the thought swimming around in my head in 2003 while strumming my beloved purple Stratocaster (plugged into one of those cheap little effects-laden amps –you know the kind), as I tried to sort out what I wanted to study in college. At the time, I knew next to nothing about how or why electronics do what they do, but loved gear and playing guitar. I decided on electrical engineering and focused on audio applications whenever I could.
Fast-forward to 2008, I graduated from college, working a job I didn’t like, and grief-stricken from the death of my brother, Chase Korte, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2007. His life’s philosophy was shaped by Joseph Campbell’s mantra, “Follow Your Bliss.” I took a pay cut and worked for the next four years at a well-known boutique guitar effects pedal company, getting schooled in all things stompboxes. In 2013, I decided to strike out on my own and named the company in honor of my lost brother and his approach towards life.”
-Joel Korte // Owner
Our goal is to give unprecedented digital control to original and creative analog designs. Our products are not for everyone. They are for people that want something truly different in their stompbox arsenal, and are comfortable paying a little premium for a handmade, U.S manufactured product that is unlike anything else out there. You know, crazy people that desire that certain analog aesthetic in their tone while still demanding the ability to tweak everything, recall those settings at will, and explore new areas of parameter controllability, modulation, and on-the-fly automation.
Chase Bliss Audio products are designed and manufactured in the USA, with an emphasis on supporting local businesses whenever possible.