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BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal Review

PROS: Flexible, great sounds, simple-to-use. CONS: Editing software is only available (at this time) for Windows. PRICE: $349 Drum machines have always served a purpose in a studio, but were limiting for live use; the BeatBuddy guitar pedal/drum machine hybrid takes the consistent performance of the machine and adds the ability to manipulate things on […]Read More »

Performer’s Ultimate Guide to Modulation FX Part 2

[Editor’s note – read last month’s issue or head here to catch up on part one, in which we discuss tremolo, vibrato, chorus, flange and more.] PHASING Often confused with the previous chorus and flange, this can be attributed to the way these effects are created, but the differences are noticeable when you know what to […]Read More »

Source Audio SoundBlox 2 Multiwave Distortion Pedal Review

PROS: Good selection of distortions, flexible controls. CONS: None. PRICE: $169 Multi mode programmable effects have been known to be tricky to work with; menus, parameters, patches and banks can make things tough. Source Audio has brought all the plusses of programmable distortion with the simplicity of a stompbox: The SoundBlox 2 Multiwave Distortion Pedal. […]Read More »

Source Audio SoundBlox 2 Multiwave Distortion Pedal Review

Source Audio SoundBlox 2 Multiwave Distortion Pedal  – $169 PROS: Good selection of distortions, flexible controls. CONS: None. Multi mode programmable effects have been known to be tricky to work with; menus, parameters, patches and banks can make things tough. Source Audio has brought all the plusses of programmable distortion with the simplicity of a […]Read More »

Emperor X Finds New Uses for the Audio-Technica System 10 Wireless Stompbox

“Oh, Chad would love this,” said Roger as he rummaged through the cramped Allston practice space of Pretty & Nice. He found a duffel bag full of wires and pedals and dongles and pulled out a brand new Audio Technica System 10 Wireless Guitar Unit (ATW-1501), still smelling new and off-gassing factory plastic vapor. “Performer […]Read More »

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