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 […]

RockBoard + Mooer = MOD 5 – The ultimate pedalboard tool?

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A joint effort between Rockboard and Mooer, the new MOD 5 could be a fantastically useful pedalboard tool that combines a DI Box, a connection box and an IR loader. But there’s a caveat… RockBoard MOD 5 The new MOD 5 has some very handy tools for your pedalboard  (as long as you have a Rockboard pedalboard, […]

Joyo R-08 Cab Box IR Loader: The best value IR cab pedal on the market?

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We’ve already written several times in the last few weeks about Joyo’s new R Series including the R-o1 Tauren Overdrive and the new OMB looper. Now the R series is to be expanded further with the R-08 Cab Box, a handy cab simulator that uses Impulse Responses and even lets you load up your own. Joyo R-08 […]

NAMM 2019: Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander – A Swiss Army knife for valve amps?

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Coming hot on the heels of news about two new combo amps, Boss has come up with something called the Waza Tube Amp Expander, slated for release in early 2019. The product is designed to be a kind of “command centre” for valve amps. Sounds interesting, but what does it all mean? Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander The Boss […]

Mercuriall Audio models the AMT SS-11A and AMT SS-11B preamps

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Fender Clean, Marshall Crunch and a big lead sound? That’s hard to get under one roof. But Russian pedal builder AMT says it has come up with the goods with its SS-11A and SS-11B preamps. Everyone will soon be able to replicate those pedals in their DAW, because Mercuriall Audio plans to release both versions […]

Hotone intros Binary series of budget pedals: Amp, Cab, Mod and Eko

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While premium, hand-built boutique pedals are all the rage, it can be worth checking out some more moderately priced digital gear, too, especially if you’re on a budget. To that end, Hotone has announced the Binary series of four new effects named Amp, Eko, Cab and Mod. All four are based on the technology behind its […]