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 […]

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 […]

Watch JHS compare cheap Behringer pedals with the expensive classics they’re based on

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JHS Pedals has just posted a new YouTube video entitled “What’s The Deal With Behringer?” comparing a bunch of cheap Behringer pedals with the classic/boutique pedals they were inspired by. And it’s quite the eye-opener, too. Warning, gear snobs: you may want to turn away now! During the video, Josh Scott from JHS compares Behringer’s budget effects pedals […]

NAMM 2019: Line 6 Helix 2.8 update – K.O.T added

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So then everyone is waiting for a certain Line 6 Helix update. Looks like it may well be dropping, but you are going to have to wait a little longer. Line 6 Helix 2.8 update You know me, I love a good rumour and the biggest one at NAMM 2019 was possibly that fabled Line 6 […]

NAMM 2019: HoTone Ampero – The Helix Killer is here at last

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I wrote all about the forthcoming HoTone Ampero back in October last year, which you can read about here. Well, it looks like it is finally getting a release now and we have a price and date. Chances are you can check it out at NAMM this week as well. HoTone MP-100 Ampero Touted as an […]

NAMM 2019: HeadRush FRFR-108 powered guitar cabinet with 2000-Watt 8″ speaker

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HeadRush has just announced the latest incarnation of its Full Range Flat Response speaker range, the new 2000-Watt FRFR-108. This unit is aimed at players that want to use amp modelling technology live. HeadRush FRFR-108 Last year’s NAMM Show saw the release of the Headrush FRFR-112, a high powered speaker aimed at players wanting to […]