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New Pedals: Electro Harmonix SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine

synth9[1] This press release just came in from Electro-Harmionix, it sounds intriguing... The SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine transform your guitar sound into classic electronic synthesizers and features nine of the most distinctive vintage synth type sounds: OBX, PROFIT V, VIBE SYNTH, MINI MOOD, EHX MINI, SOLO SYNTH, MOOD BASS,...

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New FX: Guitar double trackers – TC Electronics Mimiq and Keeley 30ms

doublt-trackers Double tracking guitar parts has been a technique used in recording for decades (and also live actually, if there is more than one guitarist) to thicken things up. It can make guitars sound bigger, fuller, wider, and more textured. In the '60s Abbey Road Studio's engineer
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ATX Synth Expo Giveaway! Win a Novation Novation Circuit and Launch Control XL Black

novation Synth freaks who will be in Austin in mid March, To celebrate the upcoming Austin Synth Expo (scheduled for March 17-18, during $X$W's Music Week) we are starting to give away some electronic gear!

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New Pedals: Jellyfish Electronics Murder By Fuzz (demo)

13556796_1170662486326191_707387551_n[1] Fuzz, as an effect, seems to inspire pretty gruesome names, and fuzz lovers, who play musical genres that tend to sublimate violence through heavy hitting music, love that.

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Seen at NAMM: Baroni Lab Pedals

baroni Italian based pedal manufacturer Baroni Lab  offers an array of quality, hand-built stompboxes (they also manufacture amps).  Their pedal range covers all kinds of ground, including distortions, modulation, time-based effects, and tube preamps. What sets the company’s pedal line apart from the rest is that all...

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T-Rex giveaway! Win a Diva Drive and a Replay Box!

trex Pedal aficionados of all colors and stripes, To celebrate the upcoming Austin Stompbox Exhibit (scheduled for March 17-18, during $X$W's Music Week) we are starting to give away some guitar effects!

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Giraffes? Giraffes! – Pedals & Creative Process

girafffes Western MA-based GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES!  is one of those bands crafting deliciously head-spinning math-rock licks so labyrinthine, that you'd imagine it'd be tough for even a full four or five piece band to execute. So, when you hear that their music is the work of...

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Catalinbread Formula No. 55 Overdrive – Demo from Tone Report

55 Fresh video of the Catalinbread Formula 55 from Pro Guitar Shop, certainly one of the distortion pedals that made ear turns at the latest NAMM show. It's part of the Portland based manufacturer's Foundation Overdrive series emulating classic tube amp circuits.

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The EHX Blurst is the Best Looking Pedal of NAMM 2017

blurst[1] I had a friend in high school who would just buy some records (from the equivalent of the $1 bin) for their covers. Even though I've never done anything like that, this idea has been slowly growing on me: beautiful art makes things more desirable and therefore more valuable....

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Stylish new pedals: Gurus Amps

gurus You know how Italians are, right? Everything needs to be "BELLO," because... who on earth wants to see things that are "BRUTTE"? (By the way, we are using full caps because Italians are notoriously loud, and truly yours, who in the  Mediterranean peninsula was born and raised, can certainly confirm that!). Well,...

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Next Level Mini Pedals? One Control BJF Series

one-control Since their introduction a few years ago, mini effect pedals have been the delight of the cheapo guitarists and the curse of boutique maniacs. But as it always happens, innovation's constant improvement allows to pack more and more quality in ever smaller packages, and it feels like...

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Alexander Sky Fi Reverb/Delay

Alexander Sky Fi Reverb/Delay Some guitarists (the ones into shoegazer in particular) can be very attached to their digital reverb rack units from the '80s (Alesis ruled at the time), even though they have become obsolete and as ridiculed for their size as the primitive cellphones from that same decade.

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