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Pedal Review: Line 6 FM4

Line 6 excels at packaging the best elements from a collection of vintage analog effects into a single digital stompbox. Their classic “green delay pedal” (DL4) is one of the most versatile delay modelers/loopers available. While the FM4 Filter Modeler is not as user-friendly or universally appealing as the DL4, it follows in the same...

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Eventide Pitchfactor Review

The PitchFactor is a “Best of” of Eventide’s long history of harmonizers, and of all the ‘Factor’ series pedals, this one probably had to be simplified the most from its rack inspirations. Providing 10 different patches of pitch shifters and harmonizers, the PitchFactor shares a common setup and interface with the other units in the...

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A classic updated: ProCo’s RAT2

ProCo’s RAT2 distortion pedal is an update on a classic from the early 1980s. With an appearance similar to the footswitch of a Marshal Amplifier, the pedal’s sound is reminiscent of the dirty channel on those British tube amps. However, Rat2 also features a thinner crunch characterized by solid state amps like the Fender M80...

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NAMM top pick: Two Notes Torpedo

One of the most interesting pieces of equipment showcased at this year’s NAMM conference was the Two Notes Torpedo VB-101. A multipurpose guitar/bass rack processor, the Torpedo follows in the footsteps of Line 6’s POD series and DigiDesign’s Eleven Rack with a twist. Equally suited for live sound or recording use, the Torpedo enhances your...

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Guitar Pedal Review: Malekko’s Barker Assmaster

The Barker Assmaster from Malekko Heavy Industry is a hand built clone of the Maestro Bass Brassmaster harmonic octave fuzz. This updated version supplies the same classic fuzz tones as the original in a modern, rugged and reliable package. Although aimed at bassists, this pedal performs equally well on guitars and even synthesizers. The three...

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Guitar Pedal review: Harmonic Percolator

Boutique distortion pedals are a lot like New York City bagels: everyone seems to make them, and everyone seems to claim his or hers is the best. The Chuck Collins Harmonic Percolator makes no outlandish statements about being number one, but for any fan of the Steve Albini/Big Black tone, ...

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The Martini Analog Chorus

In the contemporary boutique effects community, the hippest stomp-boxes offer bizarre and unprecedented ways to thoroughly dismember one’s guitar signal. Conversely, traditional effects like phasers and vibratos have become about as sexy as huge crimped hair and shoulder pads. The chorus pedal, like the floyd-rose tremolo and 12-string bass guitar ...

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Pedal Review: Devi Ever’s Eye of God

Devi Ever is creating effects unlike most we’ve ever seen. Based out of Portland this one-woman show is breaking new ground with every product she produces. The Eye Of God, a feedback loop equipped with a light sensing photo eye, is no exception. Although it produces no ...

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Guitar Pedal Review: Malekko’s Barker Assmaster

The Barker Assmaster from Malekko Heavy Industry is a hand built clone of the Maestro Bass Brassmaster harmonic octave fuzz. This updated version supplies the same classic fuzz tones as the original in a modern, rugged and reliable package. Although aimed at bassists, this pedal performs equally well on guitars ...

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Recording: Home VS. Studio

Indie producer/musician Bruce Kaphan(R.E.M., David Byrne, Red House Painters, American Music Club) analyzes pros and cons of recording the DIY way - read.

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Delicious Audio Open Blog! WEIRD GEAR AND TECHNIQUES

Musicians and Sound Engineers out there, Please use the comment section at the bottom of this blurb to let us know about any of the following: Crazy/unusual musical instruments and other musical gear you own and love (please include pictures!) Your favorite effects (pedals or not) and interesting way you use them Your favorite unusual...

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