Ilja Krumins


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Gamechanger Audio

Ilja Krumins is a co-founder of Gamechanger Audio. He was born in Latvia and studied music in London while playing rock, surf, and rockabilly in several bands he formed with his friends. A number of those friends got together over time to outline some improvements they wanted to see in their audio gear, including their guitar effects pedals. They all had day jobs but gathered in the evening, often around Ilja’s kitchen table to discuss their ideas. When their first creation the PLUS Pedal (a sustain effect pedal for electric instruments) was ready, Gamechanger Audio was established in 2017 by Ilja, Kristaps, Martins and the fourth co-founder, Didzis. Partnering up with fellow Latvian exhibitor Vairis Nartiss, Gamechanger successfully launched their first product at The 2017 NAMM Show. The attention received from musicians, journalists, dealers and reps encouraged the team to keep developing products, which they happily continue to do.