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.