Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6: A battery powered digital stompbox mixer

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Need a portable mixer for street performances and singer/songwriter sessions? Take a look at the new Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6. It’s a 6-channel digital mixer with effects, that lets you store and recall mixer scenes with your feet.  Elite Acoustics claims that the Stompmix X6 is the world’s first digital mixer in a stompbox format. […]

Joyo Bantamp FireBrand: A lunchbox amp for modern high-gain metal tones

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Joyo Audio has just launched a new model in its BantAmp range, the Firebrand. It’s a lunchbox amp head tuned to a modern high-gain distortion tone and given its diminutive size has plenty of useful features. Joyo Audio Bantamp FireBrand The preamp on the FireBrand consists of a JFET plus a single 12AX7 tube. These two […]

Yamaha introduces the STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system

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Yamaha has added the STAGEPAS 1K to its lineup of portable PA systems. The Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K consists of a 12″ subwoofer and an array speaker paired with a 1000W amplifier. It also features a 5-channel integrated mixer with bluetooth playback. Yamaha says that the array speaker contains ten of the 1.5″ drivers known from […]

Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200: “The largest-sounding combo ever produced”?

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Not so long ago, Hughes & Kettner introduced the Black Spirit head, rated at 200 Watts. Now comes the logical next step, a sibling amp in combo form. And according to the manufacturer, the Black Spirit 200 Combo is the “largest-sounding combo ever produced.” How about that for a confident claim? Black Spirit 200 Combo The […]

Alto Professional Uber FX: A mobile PA with bluetooth and internal FX

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Alto Professional has announced the Uber FX portable PA system. Uber FX runs on AC power or the internal rechargeable battery, which lets you perform anywhere. Compared to the Uber and Uber LT, it adds internal effects, which makes it a good fit for street performers and anyone else needing mobile amplification for a couple […]

Blackstar gets rocked with Fly 3 Def Leppard Hysteria edition mini amp

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Blackstar has just announced a Def Leppard Hysteria edition of its 3-Watt Fly 3 mini amp – complete with the album artwork emblazoned on the amps front grill. Blackstar Fly 3 – Def Leppard Hysteria edition Hysteria was a phenomenally successful album for Def Leppard and sold bucket loads of copies worldwide. Now, Blackstar has chosen […]

NUX Mighty 20BT guitar amp: A budget Bluetooth home practice amplifier

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NUX makes some useful and affordable guitar gear and its latest release is the new Mighty 20BT. This Bluetooth enabled practice amp has plenty of handy features geared towards use at home. NUX Mighty 20BT guitar amp The NUX Mighty BT20 has four channels. Each has four sound presets available, making this a flexible little […]

MidiWrist app: Turn your Apple Watch into the most cramped MIDI controller ever

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Developer Geert Bevin has come up with a way to make the Apple Watch useful beyond updating you on stocks and shares and making sure your heart’s still beating. MidiWrist turns your Apple Watch into a wireless MIDI controller. MidiWrist This is a nicely implemented idea. With the MidiWrist app the Apple Watch can give […]

Is Jamstack the ideal mobile practise solution for guitarists?

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Jamstack is a Bluetooth-capable mini amp its inventors are calling “world’s first attachable guitar amplifier”. Given that we already have many nano amp products in the market, what does this solution do that’s different? Jamstack The crazy world of gimmicky guitar products and “world-first” innovations is littered with things we don’t need and often regret […]

NAMM 2019: Lâg Guitars Tramontane HyVibe ‘smart’ acoustics

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Lâg Guitars new HyVibe system works in conjunction with an app that syncs with the guitar. Opening up the possibilities of effects that are built into the Tramontane HyVibe ‘smart’ acoustics. However, they can also do a lot more! Lâg Guitars HyVibe These new Tramontane HyVibe series (THV) by French makers Lâg Guitars under the […]