NAMM 2019: Chase Bliss Audio Blooper prototype

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Chase Bliss Audio has been busy and now we have the news of their new Blooper ‘looper’ pedal, which they debuted at Winter NAMM after last week’s Instagram tease. Chase Bliss Audio Blooper Obviously, everyone is already more than excited about the new Chase Bliss Audio Automatone MKII pedal (a new preamp with motorised robotic […]

Ibanez ‘Foxx’ Tone Machine – $20,320 dirt box anyone?

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The Foxx Tone Machine is a special Octave Up Fuzz effect. You either love them or you are happy when you do not have to hear him. Undoubtedly, it is a big piece of effect pedal history. Now there is an extremely rare prototype to buy. Ibanez Tone Machine There are apparently four prototype pedals […]

NAMM 2019: Mooer presents powerful GE300 prototype

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Although the new Mooer GE300 multi-effects and amp modeller is still in development, we’ve heard that Mooer is bringing a prototype to NAMM 2019 for everyone to see. And a powerful animal it is, too… Mooer GE300 prototype This monster looks like it will provide a massive amount of power in a floor pedal unit. Powered […]

Rossum Electro is cooking up something analogue

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Or at least so they say in the thread beneath the image of a new prototype they’ve been working on. And that could be very interesting as Rossum Electro has been all about the digital so far. The flagship Assimil8or is a fully featured, Euroracked and patched-to-craziness digital sampler. So an all-analogue module is a […]

Strata: next generation control system for Ableton Live

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People love to control Ableton Live. It seems to inspire hardware designers more than any other DAW or performance software. One such designer is Galen Farrel (who sounds like he should be in Star Trek) of Envision Sound who is building what he believes to be the next generation (see!) controller for Ableton Live. Strata has […]

Otto’s DIY Cookbook – handy recipes for Eurorack modular DIY

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I reported on Otto’s DIY prototyping environment back in February. It’s sort of like a breadboard in the shape of a Eurorack module which makes it much easier to build prototype modules. Well, they are now releasing a “Cookbook” featuring recipes of modules to build on your  Otto’s DIY board. Otto’s DIY Cookbook It’s not […]

Pete Thorn previews new Wilkinson locking trem system on YouTube

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Pete Thorn has just previewed a new Wilkinson trem system on his own YouTube channel. This twin post trem looks and sounds super stable. Wilkinson Prototype This new Trevor Wilkinson bridge system is a drop in replacement for the classic Gotoh 510 two-post bridge system, and Pete Thorn has been using a prototype for around six […]

PRS John Mayer Silver Sky prototype teased on Instagram

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The PRS John Mayer Silver Sky signature guitar could be available in new colours soon! John Mayer has just posted a photo on Instagram of a Silver Sky model with a finish  we haven’t seen before. Silver Sky Colour Version 5.0.1 According to My Mayer’s Instagram post, it is currently called Colour Version 5.0.1. It also […]

First look at the Pulsar-23 organismic drum machine being cooked up in Soma Labs

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Vlad Kreimer has brought us a lot of crazy stuff through Soma Laboratories, most of which defy explanation in the most delicious sense. He’s now released some information and a video demo of the prototype Pulsar-23 which appears to be the most exciting and wonderfully weird drum machine I’ve ever witnessed. Pulsar-23 This is what […]

NSynth Super: Experimental machine learning Neural Synthesizer from Google

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In a slightly unexpected move, Google has released details of NSynth Super experimental physical interface for the NSynth algorithm. Unexpected in that I hadn’t imagined Google moving into hardware synthesis, but only “slightly” because they’ve demonstrated an interest via their work with Web MIDI in Google chrome and their various musically interactive Google doodles. So, what is […]