LEAK! New Kemper Profiler Floorboard Effect spotted on Instagram

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The rumours circulating all weekend at Summer NAMM are true: Kemper’s new Profiler floorboard has been spotted on the Instagram account of guitarist Jakob Schulze from the German band Swiss & Die Andern! Kemper “Profiler Floor” seen in the wild The image shows Jakob holding what we presume is the new Kemper Profiler Floor (or whatever it’s going to […]

Is Kemper about to announce a new floorboard effect?

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A few days ago, Kemper introduced the new Profiler OS 6 with two new effects. Now the German company has surprised many by running a video teaser for a new product due to be announced on July 24. We’ve been trying to decipher the images in the video and on Kemper’s Instagram feed – and […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Line 6 Powercab 212 Plus announced

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The new  Line 6  Powercab 212 Plus is aimed at professional players and offers an active 500 watt, stereo output FRFR cab. Along with new upgraded speakers and a proprietary speaker modelling mode. Line 6 Powercab 212 Plus Line 6’s new Powercab 212 Plus is an active stereo speaker loaded with twin 12”, custom lightweight neodymium coaxial speakers made […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Line 6 Helix 2.8 finally released!

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Line 6 today finally released the Helix 2.8 firmware update that they have been promising for what feels like forever and you can download it now! Line 6 Helix 2.8 Yes, it has been forever and a day since Line 6 teased this infamous 2.8 firmware update. It promised everything we guitarists wanted and then […]

Amp modelling vs Tube Amps: Has ‘digital’ won the guitar tone war?

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Recently, the “tube amps versus modelling” debate has heated up online. Products like Line 6’s Helix, Fractal Audio’s FM3, Hotone’s Ampera and, of course, the Kemper Profiler are getting closer and closer to the sounds of real classic valve amps. Recently, players like John Mayer and even Mark Knopfler have used guitar modellers live during concerts, instead […]

Mooer GE300: The ‘budget Helix’ is finally released!

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The Mooer GE300 was announced earlier this year during Winter NAMM and caused quite a stir, as it looks on paper to be a lower-priced equivalent to the Line 6 Helix pedalboard. So how will the new Mooer GE300 stack up against the market leader? Mooer GE300 Looking at the specifications available, the GE300 has everything a good […]

Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets: Dynamic drive with added clarity

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The Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets pack is a set of carefully programmed, dynamic patches for the Line 6 Helix family based upon Craig’s famous Quadrafuzz from the mid-80s. Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets If any of you ever owned or tried out Steinberg’s Quadrafuzz plug-in back in the ’90s then you may know it […]

Joyo Gem Box III: A new, low-price multi-fx pedal with IR loading

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Joyo has just announced the Gem Box III, a multi-fx box with 61 preamp emulations, a total of 157 effects and it even has IR loading. At this price it might just succeed in taking some market share from more established brands in this segment… Joyo Gem Box III On top of all those effects and […]

Fractal Audio shoots for Line 6 Helix with FM3 floor-based amp modelling and FX

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FM3 is Fractal Audio’s latest product based on its Fractal Axe-Fx III system, this time in a compact pedal format that reminds you of Line 6’s Helix range… The FM3 is based around a 3-Core “Griffin” DSP with one ARM an two SHARC+ cores. It’s the same engine as the company’s flagship Axe-FX III rack system, with the […]

NAMM 2019: Line 6 show off new Shuriken Variax finishes

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Line 6 was showing off new Shuriken Variax finishes for 2019 during Winter NAMM and these new models are a limited run in the UK during 2019. Shuriken Variax Line 6 has just announced three new finishes for their Shuriken Variax models, which will now come in Charcoal Burst, Trans Black Burst and Metallic Silver during 2019. […]