Focusrite has a cool new iPad dock that is an audio interface. All the ports and stuff you need, records direct into your iPad.
Gibson announces they're increasing prices for 2015. Les Paul Standard is up almost 30%. Insane.
Bridge system based on maintaining constant tension on the string
in-body spring system looks like a trem, but compensates each strings intonation to return to pitch properly
Unfortunately kind of ugly, and you need to mod your guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAtnUz82HdY (official explainer vid w/ demo)
Boss and EHX are making mini loopers!
This MUST be in response to the TC Ditto looper line
Boss form factor, single level control, LED display shows length of loop
Stereo in/out, Stop loop press twice, clear loop press and hold.
Battery or power adapter, 12 minute record time, LED only works with power adapter
New FS-7 dual footswitch pairs with it. Latching/momentary mode, a/b switches to toggle loops (I think)
EHX Nano Looper 360
“360 seconds of looping” can be divided to 11 different loops (thats 6 minutes). Select a bank, record into it.
Silent momentary foot switch, power supply included
Level control, loop bank control, unlimited overdubs
Push to record, double tap to stop, push and hold 1 sec to undo, 2 sec to delete. Redo push and hold 1 sec again
Pedal Genie - pedalgenie.com/tonecontrol
Create a wish list of pedals you want to try out
TONS of gear from a great list of manufacturers
Fulltone, Wampler, Source Audio, Z.Vex, Pigtronix, to name a select few
They send you one at a time, and you keep it as long as you like
$34.95/mo for 1 pedal, or $59.95/mo for 3! First month is only $1
If you get a pedal you can’t live without, you can keep it! Contact Pedal Genie and they will give you a buy-out option based on the pedal and your length of membership.
New Bogner pedals - With NEVE Transformers!
3 pedals launched 9/1
3 more coming soon
Faster, “studio grade” compressor (Harlow is “slow and sloppy”)
Speaker cab simulator for direct out recording - no load
A/B Buffer pedal. One side buffers signal going into pedalboard, one side buffers going out of pedalboard
ALL with RND Transformers
Hughes & Kettner Grandmeister
36W, EL84 driven head
4 channels, clean, cruch, lead, and ultra - each with switchable boost
Full blown digital control via iOS app
Real analog signal path, true H&K Tone, but all controlled digitally. EVEN the power soak