While speaking to Spencer Doren of 3Leaf Audio, you realize he is one of the hardest working people in the music industry. Not only does he run 3Leaf Audio and play bass professionally, but Spencer is a student at NYU in New York City. When we finally caught up on Skype it was nearing midnight, but Spencer seemed more than happy to talk pedals with me!
When our conversation turned to design philosophy, it was obvious that, although he certainly has the technical chops to invent radical new sounds, Spencer has a soft spot — and passion — for perfecting more traditional effects.
“People tend to like things that are more on the familiar side. So the effects that tend to be the most popular are the ones that are pretty heavily based on older stuff. But it can be a lot of fun to try new things!”