Ep. 000017 - Trying To Find The Brown Note [LIVE]

This episode of The Tone Control is recorded in front of a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE! Local post-rock legends Vessel join us to talk about cool gear, babies, and beards. www.vesselnh.com

NEWS:

  • TC Electronic Alter Ego X4

    • Pro Guitar Shop exclusive, Flashback X4 style Alter Ego Delay

    • 12 new sounds based on PGS’s vintage echo collection

      • Echoplex, 2 Binson Echorec voices, Roland Space Echo, EHX Echoflanger, Watkins Copicat, Boss DM-2, Reverse delay w/mod, TC 2290 w/mod, Tel-Ray Super Organ Tone, EHX Blue Face Deluxe Memory man vibrato/chorus

    • Same controls as Flashback X4: 3 presets, 4 toneprints, quarter/dotted eighth/quarter+dotted eighth subdivisions, looper, tap tempo, stereo in/out, midi in/out

    • $269.95

    • http://bit.ly/SBungy

    • Video: http://youtu.be/VXMPre19xBY

  • Fractal Audio announces FX-8

    • Fractal is best known for the rackmount AxeFX hardware

    • “Just Effects”, looks like a midi controler but everything is on-board

      • seems similar to the Line 6 M13

    • USB port for remote editing of sounds using free software

    • It does amp channel switching, built in looper, 2 expression inputs (wah/volume for example)

    • Not much about this yet, it was sort of a leak… but very interesting

    • http://bit.ly/UmuRZx

  • Positive Grid Release the new JamUp

  • Pedal Genie

    • Create a wish list of pedals you want to try out

    • TONS of gear from a great list of manufacturers

      • Coldcraft Effects, MXR, T-Rex, Z-Vex, Wren & Cuff, to name a select few

    • They send you one at a time, and you keep it as long as you like

    • $34.95/mo but the first month is only a buck!

    • Pedalgenie.com/tonecontrol

  • Korg Nuvibe Univibe reissue

    • Exact recreation of the original circuit with added features

    • Korg collaborated with the original designer of the Univibe for this model

    • Chorus/Vibrato toggle switch, intensity, speed, and volume knobs, expression pedal input (expression is included!)

    • Waveform sliders! Lets you completely customize the shape of that groovy vibe, man

    • $500...ouch

    • http://bit.ly/1l8fqsO

    • Video: http://youtu.be/1IxzhWucRcc

  • Digitech Drop

    • Polyphonic drop tune pedal that goes from one semitone to one octave

    • Seems to me like the same technology that’s in the Whammy (same design style)

    • Momentary or latching switch setting

    • Rotary selector has 9 settings, going down in semitones. Last setting is octave + dry signal

    • True bypass, has 9V power supply included

    • http://bit.ly/1ucAN1z