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Wampler, Reviews »

Monday, June 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Wampler may be a relatively small builder, but they have big ambitions, a big selection of pedals, and big sounds. I've had the pleasure of reviewing two of their products for this Marshall-in-a-Box Roundup, the Plextortion and the Super Plextortion. These two pedals sometimes perplex potential buye... [More]

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Groove Monkee, Reviews »

Monday, June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

The drums are among the most difficult instruments to record well. From room selection for proper acoustics, to ensuring good phase between the many microphones used, to getting consistently high-quality takes, drums present challenges which are significant even for seasoned audio engineers, and whi... [More]

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Reviews, AMT Electronics, Reviews »

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | 1 Comments

AMT (Asia Music technology) was initially founded in 1982 by Russian musician and electronic engineer Sergei Marichev, whose initial goal was to adapt the MINI MOOG design to work with existing Soviet components. By 1987, the company (then called Asia) diversified to produce guitar effects and elect... [More]

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Reviews, Tech 21 »

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Tech 21’s analog technology has always impressed me, especially their take on “modern” Marshall tones (Plexi and forward). However, their previous generation of SansAmp pedals generally didn’t cover more vintage JTM series nor provide uber gain for metal fans. Their SansAmp C... [More]

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First Act (Pedals & Accessories), Reviews »

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Since I first saw the V-Stack, I was intrigued by its concept. I’ve always loved the amp in a box concept and the V-Stack Classic is a compact, 100% analog stomp box, treble boosted valve amp simulator. V-Stack technology was originally designed by Steven Webster but was recently purchased and... [More]

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IK Multimedia, Reviews »

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

IK Multimedia, the company responsible for the Amplitube family of amp modeling and effects products and many virtual studio tools, is not new to audio interfaces for instruments. They have released the impressive StompIO unit in the past, a fully-featured DI and control combination which integrates... [More]

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Reviews, Almateq »

Monday, May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Almateq Overloud TH1 1.1 is a very interesting entry into what has become a very crowded field of guitar amplifier modeling and multi-effects software. Among the considerations that the modern musician or audio engineer has when selecting a modeling software is whether the software is flexible enoug... [More]