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    LEM FX24 & FX22

    Dual Multi-effects Processors

    The latest dual effects processors from LEM sound better than their price might lead you to expect.

    Reviews Mar 2002
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    Line 6 Echo Pro

    Modelling Effects Processor

    Line 6's acclaimed Delay Modeler pedal gets a rackmount makeover.

    Reviews Feb 2002
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    Boss ME33

    Guitar Multi-effects

    Boss' latest multi-effects processor for guitarists gets the SOS review treatment...

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Yamaha AG Stomp

    Acoustic Guitar Modelling Preamp

    The new AG Stomp physically models a miked-up acoustic guitar sound using the DI signal from an acoustic guitar piezo pickup, and also offers a variety of useful effects processors.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Eventide Eclipse

    Multi-effects Processor

    Eventide's new entry-level unit brings their high-end algorithms within reach of the serious home studio owner.

    Reviews Sep 2001
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    Understanding & Emulating Vintage Effects

    Sound Techniques

    Modern digital effects units always include emulations of analogue effects such as tape delay and flanging — but none of them ever seem quite like the real thing. Paul White explains how these vintage effects worked, and offers insight into how our modern attempts could be made more accurate.

    Techniques Jan 2001
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    Expanding Your Effects Horizons: Part 2

    Effects Processing Tips & Tricks

    In the final part of his short series on pushing back the boundaries of effects processing, Paul White explores many different applications of audio filters, as well as exploring the possibilities of granular synthesis.

    Techniques Dec 2000
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    Expanding Your Effects Horizons: Part 1

    Effects Processing Tips & Tricks

    Most people are familiar with basic reverb, delay and modulation effects, but what lies beyond? In the first part of a new series, Paul White explores the twilight zone of effects processing.

    Techniques Nov 2000
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    Line 6 Delay & Modulation

    Modeller Effects Pedals

    Line 6 have released two DSP-based effects pedals that use physical modelling to recreate the echo, delay and modulation treatments of a bygone age. Paul White — who was there first time around — finds out how they measure up to the real thing.

    Reviews Mar 2000
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    Lexicon MPX500

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    Lexicon's new mid-priced unit strikes a balance between the ease of use of their budget gear and the flexibility and sonic class of their high-end products. Paul White gets an exclusive first look...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Electrix Filterfactory & Warpfactory

    Filter & Vocoder

    Can these new digital interpretations of classic analogue filters and vocoders really offer something new?

    Reviews Oct 1999
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    TC Electronic M3000

    Studio Reverb Processor

    Mike Collins provides some early reflections on TC Electronic's latest reverb unit and effects processor.

    Reviews Jun 1999
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    TC Electronics G Force

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Though marketed as a guitar effects unit, the G Force might be more accurately described as a full-function studio effects processor with some neat guitar-related functions added.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Behringer DSP1000 Virtualizer V2

    24-bit Multi-effects Unit

    We try out what must be the most cost-effective programmable 24-bit effects unit on the market. But can quality really come at such a low price?

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Synth FX: Part 2

    The History Of Onboard Synth Effects

    In Part 1, we saw how manufacturers realised that putting DSP effects on synths made for great sales. Subsequently, they twigged that it was also a good idea to let us take them off again (selectively), and route and adjust them ourselves.

    Techniques Apr 1999
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    Line 6 Pod - the original

    Line 6 Pod

    Physical Modelling Guitar Preamp

    Can this intriguing little box really emulate the recorded sound of many of the world's greatest guitar amplifiers?

    Reviews Feb 1999
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    Lexicon MPX100

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    If you've £250 to spare and a reverb-shaped hole in your studio, Lexicon would like you to fill it with their latest budget processor, which offers 20-bit converters, a digital output as standard, and the famous Lexicon Ambience effect.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    ART Quadra/FX

    4-channel Effects Processor

    ART have been championing the cause of musicians on a budget for years with their great value multi-effects units. We check out their latest effort, offering true 4-in, 4-out capabilities for under £300.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Where To Use Processors & Why: Part 4

    Chorus / Phasing / Flanging

    Chorus, phasing and flanging are very common processes, but they don't always achieve the effect you hoped for. Paul White offers a few tips.

    Techniques Jan 1998
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 5

    Summing Up

    Paul White concludes his series with an exhortation to unleash your creativity...

    Techniques Nov 1997
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    Multi-effects Explained: Part 4

    Using MIDI To Add Dynamics

    Paul White looks at how MIDI can be used to turn static effects into dynamic ones.

    Techniques Oct 1997

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