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Includes Guitar Amp Modellers, Guitar Combos, Speakers, Pickups, Guitar Accessories plus Guitar-related Techniques/Tips.

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    Melda Production MCabinet

    Guitar Cabinet Emulation Plug‑in

    Melda's novel approach to cab emulation frees you from the confines of convolution.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Vox Cambridge 50

    Hybrid Valve & Modelling Guitar Amplifier

    Need a single amp to cover all your home–recording and gigging duties? Vox have got you covered!

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Softube Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959

    Amp-modelling Plug-in

    Originally developed for the UAD platform and available now in native format, this plug-in's modelled signal chain includes a period-correct Marshall 4x12 and miking courtesy of UK engineer Tony Platt.

    Reviews May 2020
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    Electro-Harmonix Ram's Head Big Muff Pi

    Distortion/Fuzz Pedal

    The 1973 version two Big Muff Pi — with a ram's head printed on the casework — was used on so many classic records that EHX have decided to bring it back.

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Mission VM-Pro Ultrasweep

    Volume Pedal

    Mission Engineering's VM-Pro buffered volume pedal, widely considered one of the best available, just got better!

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Boss SY‑1000

    Guitar Synthesizer

    With its impressively fast tracking system and analogue synth-like sounds, this is a guitar synth with which guitarists can finally feel at ease.

    Reviews . Apr 2020
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    Softube and Marshall's modelled Kerry King Signature Amp.

    Softube & Marshall rock amp emulations

    Softube model Marshall's 1959 Plexi Super Lead and Kerry King Signature ampfliers

    Modelling specialists Softube have teamed up with amp manufacturers Marshall to model two classic — yet very different — guitar amps!

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    Meris's Hedra pitch-shifter (right) is now available as a 500-series rack processor.

    Meris Hedra — now in Lunchbox format!

    Recently reviewed pitch-shifter goes 500-series-format; new reverb collaboration announced

    Boutique guitar-tech manufacturer Meris have announced a new version of the Hedra, plus a guitarist-friendly recreation of a classic reverb...

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    Strymon Iridium

    Amp-modelling Processor

    Strymon's analogue-modelling effects pedals have acquired an enviable reputation — can their first amp simulator live up to it?

    Reviews . Mar 2020
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    IK's Axe I/O Solo interface.

    IK go for the guitarists

    Guitar tech the focus again at NAMM show, together with affordable I/O and studio modelling

    IK Multimedia's latest products include several aimed at guitarists, a super-affordable compact audio interface, and a modelled studio reverb.

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    BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury & Iridium Editions

    100W Guitar Amps

    Thomas Blug aims to deliver his perfect amp tones in small and portable packages...

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Roland's new Acoustic Design V-Drums, which eschew the electronic pad look of previous V-Drums in favour of aesthetics more like those of a traditional drum kit.

    Roland rock on in Anaheim

    Focus is on guitars and drums at NAMM

    The spotlight from Roland/Boss at NAMM is on guitars and drums — although there's still a hi-tech twist to the new products...

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    Capo Elevator

    Guitar Accessory

    The brainchild of Tim Loe, Capo Elevator is designed to counteract a fairly well-known issue that can arise when recording steel-strung acoustic guitars...

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Fishman TriplePlay Connect

    MIDI Guitar System For iPad

    Fishman's wireless TriplePlay guitar-to-MIDI system has a strong reputation for fast and accurate tracking, and the company now offer these benefits in TriplePlay Connect for iOS.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Barefaced Audio Reformer 112

    Guitar Speaker Cabinet

    Surely there is nothing new to be done with the design of the humble guitar speaker cabinet? Well, actually, it turns out there is, and our reviewer doesn't think he'll ever want to use an 'ordinary' cabinet again!

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Neural DSP Archetype: Nolly

    Guitar Amp Modelling Software

    Neural DSP have bottled the guitar-recording wizardry of one of the hottest rock and metal producers around.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Kemper Profiler Stage: Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio examples accompany our Kemper Profiler Stage review from SOS December 2019.

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    Kemper Profiler Stage

    Floorboard Guitar Amp Emulator

    Kemper finally have a floorboard version of their groundbreaking Profiling Amplifier. Has it been worth the wait?

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    UAD v9.11.0 features model of Sonnox software and Diezel and Avalon hardware.

    New in UAD v9.11.0...

    Latest upgrade adds more classic hardware and software models

    Universal Audio’s UAD v9.11.0 upgrade includes a modelled de-esser, valve amp and a well-regarded classic channel strip...

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    Gamechanger's Plasma Coil is a development based on their previous Plasma Pedal.

    Gamechanger collaborate on upgraded Plasma Pedal

    Jack White employs the Plasma Coil pedal on the latest Raconteurs album

    Requests from the former White Stripes frontman Jack White for tweaks to the Plasma Pedal led to the creation of the Plasma Coil.

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    Boss's DD-3T updates a simple but classic delay pedal design over 35 years old, while the new DD-8 is the new top-of-the-range model.

    BOSS delay all over again with DD-3T and DD-8 pedals

    New features for respected compact digital delays

    Boss have updated their classic DD-3 delay pedal — a design older than SOS — and their top-of-the-range DD-7 to create the DD-3T and DD-8.

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