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    Boss GT Pro

    Guitar Effects Processor

    The Boss GT Pro is more than just a guitar effects processor — in fact, with its dual COSM-based processing engines, it's two. But when it comes to guitar tone, does the GT Pro put Boss in charge?

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Wave Arts Power Suite 5

    Plug-in Bundle [Windows/Mac OS X]

    The latest incarnation of Wave Arts' plug-in suite is a treat for the eyes and the ears.

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb

    Modelling Reverb Plug-in [Mac OS X/Windows]

    The convolution revolution has left a gap in the market for a high-quality reverb based on more traditional room-modelling techniques. IK's suite of plug-ins looks to fill the void.

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    Boss RT20

    Rotary Speaker Effects Pedal

    The latest box of tricks from Boss is a pedal-based Leslie speaker simulator with some cool flashing lights.

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    Marshall Regenerator, Echohead & Reflector

    Guitar Tech Reviews, Tips and Techniques

    • Marshall Regenerator, Echohead and Reflector effects pedals • Technique: tuners and tuning stability

    Reviews Jul 2006
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    Guitar Technology

    Digitech Expression Factory • 'Re-amping' Electric Guitars

    • Digitech EX7 Expression Factory • Electro-Harmonix 2880 Super Multitrack Looper • Technique: 'Re-amping' electric guitars

    Reviews May 2006
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    Sound Toys Echoboy

    Pro Tools Effects Plug-in [Mac OS X]

    The former Wave Mechanics team set out to create the ultimate classic echo unit emulator, and ended up with a plug-in that does much more.

    Reviews Apr 2006
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    Guitar Technology

    Gear Reviews, Tips & Techniques

    Line 6 Echo Park & Liqua-Flange Stomp box effects • Digitech EX7 Expression Factory • Terratec Producer Hi Jack Guitar preamp •Re-recording with Fishman Aura and D-Tar's Mama Bear

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    Q. What's the difference between phasing and flanging?

    I have several phasing and flanging plug-ins, and the same effects on my Korg Triton. While not identical, the two effects...

    Sound Advice Mar 2006
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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2

    Guitar Amp Simulator [PC/Mac]

    With version 2 of Guitar Rig, Native Instruments are taking amp modelling into the realms of modular synthesis.

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    Plug-in Folder February 2006

    3 New Plug-ins

    We test another group of hot plug-ins: Universal Audio Dimension D • Ugo Rez, Texture, String Theory & Motion • TC Electronic VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb.

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    Line 6 Toneport UX1 & UX2

    USB Recording Interfaces [PC/Mac]

    Line 6's latest products are USB boxes that turn your computer into a low-latency amp-modelling system.

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    Wizoo W2

    Reverb Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    With W2, Wizoo's aim is to combine the realism of convolution reverb with the flexibility of an algorithmic design.

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    Korg D3200

    Digital Multitracker

    Korg's newest workstation heavyweight boasts 32 recording tracks, a powerful 44:12:2 mixer, a programmable drum machine, and up to 11 simultaneous effects — all for under £1000. Read our hands-on report...

    Reviews Jan 2006
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    Digitech Artist Series

    Digital Guitar Effects Pedals

    These new pedals model celebrated guitar tones, including those of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, in unprecedented detail.

    Reviews Dec 2005
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    Q. Is there something wrong with my vintage spring reverb?

    I have just bought an old spring reverb unit called the Great British Spring off eBay. It sounds great but if I feed any drums through it, it makes a weird 'ping' sound...

    Sound Advice Dec 2005
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    Lexicon MX200

    Multi-Effects Processor

    Lexicon's latest hardware reverb is designed to be as easy to control from your computer as a plug-in.

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    Camel Space & DVR2

    Plug-in Folder

    We test two hot new plug-ins: Camel Audio's Camel Space (PC VST & Mac OS X AU) and TC Electronic's DVR2 (Mac/PC Powercore).

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    Waves GTR Guitar Tool Rack

    Guitar Processing System [PC/Mac]

    Software guitar amp modelling has been around for a while, but GTR is Waves' first foray into the field — and as you'd expect, they have made a huge effort to get it right, even hiring guitar maker Paul Reed Smith to design a bespoke preamp.

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    Q. Is there a big difference between hardware and software reverbs?

    How much difference is there between the quality of a VST reverb plug-in and a hardware reverb processor such as the...

    Sound Advice Oct 2005
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    Audio Ease Altiverb 5

    Convolution Reverb [Mac OS X]

    Altiverb was one of the first convolution reverbs to appear. Is it still the best?

    Reviews Sep 2005

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