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    HeadRush Looperboard

    HeadRush announce major update to Looperboard

    New firmware adds real-time harmonies, pitch correction and more

    Performance-oriented looper adds real-time harmonies, pitch correction, BPM detection and much more.

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    Creative Uses For Amp Simulators

    Outside The Box

    Used right, amp modelling plug‑ins can sound almost like the real thing. But it's much more fun to use them wrong!

    Techniques . Jun 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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    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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    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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    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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    Zivix's Jamstik Studio (above) and RND64's redesigned Jammy Guitar (below), roughly to scale.

    Jam today: new guitar controllers from Zivix & RND64

    Introducing Jamstik Studio & Jammy Guitar

    Details of two interesting (yet excitingly different) new MIDI guitar controllers arrives at the SOS office at almost exactly the same time!

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    The Kemper Profiler Stage allows the use of the company's amp profiling hardware in a live context, with the new Profiler Remote foot controller.

    Kemper Profiler takes to the stage

    Kemper's amp-profiling technology can now be used in a live context with ease

    The Kemper Profiler can now be used in a live context with ease, thanks to the release of the Kemper Profiler Stage, and the Profiler Remote.

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    The MS10-W is, Bold North claim, an exact sonic replacement for the bass driver of the ubiquitous Yamaha NS10 nearfield studio monitors.

    New sonic match for Yamaha NS10 woofer

    Misco & Bold North recreate classic monitor speaker cone

    Bold North claim they have produced a bass monitor driver that exactly reproduces all the sonic idiosyncrasies of the original Yamaha NS10 woofer.

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    New creative guitar sound-shaping pedals from Electro-harmonix.

    From guitar to monosynths and banjos with Electro-Harmonix

    New pedals make impressive debut (...and return)

    Electro-Harmonix have just the thing for guitarists who aren't afraid to seriously mess with their tone...

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    Ikuo Kakehashi with the ATV aFrame. Ikuo is son of the late founder of Roland and ATV, Ikutaro Kakehashi.

    ATV, Ace Tone and the aFrame at NAMM

    ATV Corporation continues to innovate with revived Ace Tone brand & aFrame updates

    ATV Corporation updates the aFrame percussion instrument, and revives the Ace Tone brand started by Mr Kakehashi in 1960.

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    HeadRush release compact Gigboard guitar FX box

    The Pedalboard brain gets squeezed into a smaller, more portable box

    Guitar tech newcomers HeadRush turned, er, heads with their Pedalboard early last year, an all-in-one amp...

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    Summer NAMM 2018: Light4Sound oPik

    Prototype "Optical Humbucker" guitar pickup debuted

    A prototype pickup design, dubbed the oPik, was debuted at Summer NAMM by...

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    Summer NAMM 18: Boss WL Wireless System

    Cable-free tech offers latencies of only 2.3ms

    After introducing the Katana Air — a wireless version of their guitar amp — at Winter NAMM, Boss have...

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    Sonicsmith demo guitar-tracking synths at Superbooth

    Updated versions of audio-controlled synths revealed

    The world of modular synthesis can sometimes seem a little overwhelming if you come at it as a guitarist....

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    Boss announce GT-1000 guitar effects processor

    Premium guitar processor announced with advanced BOSS technologies

    Boss have announced the GT-1000, their brand new, premium amp and effects processor for guitarists. and it...

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    Isolate sound from individual strings with Submarine Pro

    Crowdfunding rewards released: 50% discount now available

    The Submarine Pro is a new type of guitar pickup that can isolate sound from individual strings. You lets you...

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    Boss MD-500 & RV-500 demoed at Summer NAMM

    Boss MD-500 & RV-50 demoed at Summer NAMM

    Announced only three weeks ago, the new RV-500 Reverb...

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