TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4 Delay pedal: Now with MASH and TonePrint

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TC Electronic has just announced the Flashback 2 X4 Delay, an extension of the Flashback 2 into the X$ format. The Flashback 2 X4 adds MASH-capable footswitches and a new delay setting, adding some sweet features to an already well-specified delay pedal. TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4 Delay The new delay sound added to the […]

Boss debuts the RC-10R pedal, a next-gen looper with a rhythm section

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Boss knows a thing or two about looper pedals. The RC-1, RC-202 or RC-505  are probably among its best known models. So what could Boss possible want to add to its already extensive range? A rhythm section.  Boss RC-10R In contrast to the other RC pedals, the new RC-10R is not just a purely a looper pedal. It has […]

Craig’s Production Tips #4: Try starting your mix in mono!

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Who mixes in mono any more? Well, virtually no one, and in most cases you don’t want to end up with a mono final mix. But if you start mixing with all channels panned to center, it’s easier to hear which tracks conflict with each other; you might not notice these problems if the tracks […]

Behringer Crave: new videos and sound demo

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While we’re still awaiting the arrival of the MS-101 (delayed delivery again!) here’s some more on the Crave that’s been generating a lot of interest since its big reveal in January. Crave The Crave is Behringer’s own semi-modular synthesizer based upon the 3340 VCO like that found in the Prophet-5. It’s not designed to be a […]

Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth turns your guitar into a synthesizer

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The Electro-Harmonix Bass Mono Synth synthesizer pedal for bass guitar was announced back during Winter NAMM. Now EHX has added a guitar version to its range, along with an official demo video – and it all sounds quite ‘Enola Gay’. Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth This neat little monophonic synth pedal for your guitar requires no fancy […]

TC Electronic June-60 pedal ‘Juno Chorus’ finally here?

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I wrote about the ‘new’ TC Electronic June-60 pedal back in 2017 and it was supposedly due out soon back then. Well, it has just popped up their site, so looks like we may finally see it in 2019. TC Electronic June-60 Essentially the chorus section from the Roland Juno-6 in pedal format. That is […]

NAMM 2019: Electro Harmonix Super Switcher

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Programmable Effects Hub is the nickname of the Electro-Harmonix Super Switcher. And super is not exaggerated here for once. At Winter NAMM, the US manufacturer had not only the Mono Synth and Attack Decay, but also this monster controller pedal. EHX Super Switcher The new pedal from Mike Matthews’ Electro Harmonix is not an independent […]

NAMM 2019: Electro Harmonix Attack Decay – Its back!

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The new Electro Harmonix ‘ 80s Attack Decay is a bit of a cult classic and so collectors go squirrely for them. Now the New York pedal company has bought it back, updated for 2019. Electro Harmonix Attack Decay The Attack Decay is tape reverse simulator effect and it can produce volume and reverse swells, backward […]

Chronoblob 2: the return of the blob delay

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Alright Devices have announced that their seminal Chronoblob digital delay module is getting a big brother. Chronoblob 2 is here to squish and absorb all the shortcomings of the original and take its delay to new and exciting places. Chronoblob 2 The original Chronoblob was a simple, instantly usable and creative digital delay. There were […]

GS Apollo 1 Analog Monosynth ready for liftoff

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From Argentine manufacturer GS Music comes the Apollo 1 analog monophonic synthesizer. Nicely laid out with classic lines and Moog-esque knobs, let’s check it out. Apollo 1 It’s as straightforward as they come. Apollo 1 is entirely analog with two voltage controlled oscillators, a VCF, VCA, two envelopes, and three LFOs. The oscillators have triangle, sawtooth, […]