It’s easy to pigeonhole spring reverbs as guitar amp accessories, but back in the pre-digital era, AKG built a no-holds studio spring reverb system called the BX20.
Siren Audio launched the Lorelei suite of applications a few years ago but now two of them, Generative and Feedback 2 have received major tweaks and updates.
Presented as a three-knob pedal complete with footswitch, the 615 Smooth is designed to work with both instrument and studio outboard setups.
This intriguing program aims to give your vocals the inhuman touch.
Can a real spring reverb really fit in a box this small and still come up with the goods?
This delay pedal was designed to offer ‘that’ vintage Echorec sound. Does it convince?
No effects pedal has managed to pack in all the juicy sonic goodness and delicious mayhem of dual tape machines — until now!
Is the Electro-Harmonix Super Pulsar the most sophisticated and versatile tremolo pedal money can buy?
Is this the most faithful imitation yet of the fabled Uni-Vibe effect?
Ogre’s Tubeholic pedal overdrive contains neither tubes nor, as far as I can tell, any alcohol. It does, however, feature 440g of barking-mad cast metal as its case.
Thanks to the addition of powerful pitch-correction and manual time-warping features, Revoice Pro 3 offers a complete vocal-processing toolkit.
The phase-style effects created by these two new TC Electronic TonePrint-series pedals are anything but ordinary.
In modern productions, reverb often isn’t just reverb. Waves’ latest plug-in offers all the extra tools you’ll need.
While an overdrive pedal might not seem like an obvious studio accessory I’ve often found that using an analogue overdrive pedal before a software modelling amp/speaker produces more musical results.
For such a simple-looking box, decked out with one knob, two buttons and no display beyond a single LED, the TC-Helicon Ditto Mic Looper is a very sophisticated piece of kit.
While we’ve all been sitting waiting for the next big thing in studio recording, there’s been a quiet but very significant revolution going on literally beneath our feet in the world of effect pedals.
If you read my review of the Electro–Harmonix B9 Organ Machine effects pedal, their C9 will look very familiar but this latest pedal offers different sounds.
Flux FX is an ambitious iOS effect processor created by guitar legend Adrian Belew and developers. It provides a chain of up to five versatile effects, each with an X-Y pad for performance access, plus a step sequencer for capturing pad motion.
As iconic and extensive as it is, the Boss range of pedals has never included a proper guitar synth — until now.
Compact pedalboard? DI preamp? The perfect ‘B–rig’? This ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of guitar processors is all of those, and more.
So many Leslie speaker emulators are mere approximations. Could authenticity lurk in these tiny boxes?
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