BOSS intros RC-1 Loop Station

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Sep 02, 2014 - comment 0 comments

BOSS has announced the RC-1 Loop Station, a new entry-level model in the company’s acclaimed lineup of dedicated loop recording devices.

BOSS RC-1 Loop Station

Battery-powered and affordable, the RC-1’s straightforward operation makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists, and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions.

For well over a decade, BOSS has led the industry in loop recording technology. Five current Loop Station products serve the needs of all types of musicians, and looping functions are integrated into many other BOSS products as well. Designed with guitarists and bassists in mind, the RC-1 sheds the more sophisticated features found in other Loop Stations, offering a streamlined approach that will appeal to both beginning players and advanced musicians who like to keep things simple.

Built to record loops and nothing else, the RC-1 is all about instant musical satisfaction and creative enjoyment. Housed in the famous, ultra-durable BOSS compact pedal case, the stripped-down RC-1 lets players experience the fun of spontaneous loop creation with no complicated controls or features to get in the way.

RC-1 features

  • Straightforward and easy to operate.
  • Newly designed loop indicator displays the current loop mode (Rec/Overdub/Play).
  • Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life).
  • Can be used with an optional AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately).
  • 12 minutes of stereo recording time.
  • Stereo inputs and outputs.
  • Flexible external footswitch options.
  • Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off.

More information: BOSS / RC-1 Loop Station

comment

Monocasual updates Giada Loop Machine to v0.9

Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 19, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Monocasual has released version 0.9 of its Giada Loop Machine for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Monocasual Giada Loop Machine
Giada v0.9 includes a deep GUI redesign with full-screen support.

Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows for production use and live sets.

Changes in Giada v0.9

  • New full-screen GUI.
  • Multi-column support.
  • Advanced logging system.
  • Upgrade to RtAudio 4.1.1 and RtMidi 2.1.0.
  • Removed embedded RtAudio (thanks to Arty).
  • Fix wrong processing of VST MIDI events on 64 bit version.
  • Fix stretched buttons when resizing sample editor window.
  • ‘Clear all samples’ destroys channels (fixed).
  • ‘Free channel’ messes up loop / mute buttons (fixed).
  • Fix potential recordings with odd frames.

Giada is available to download at no charge (binaries and source code).

More information: Monocasual Giada

comment

ToneCarver releases Regen looper plugin

ToneCarver has released Regen, a free looper plugin developed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

ToneCarver Regen

Regen is at its heart a looper plugin (a la Frippertronics) that is well suited for ambient/textural/soundscape type layering. It can be a simple looper but also offers deeper dive controls to modify playback of recorded material.

It features four independent loopers (“tracks”) that are built up from individually recorded audio segments (“layers”). Recorded material in the layers and tracks can be manipulated (playback rate, direction, blend, pan, level, start offset) post-recording for creative playback. Regen accepts stereo input and supports up to 4 stereo outputs. Regen allows Undo and Redo of recorded material and supports control via MIDI.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: ToneCarver / Regen

comment

BluGuitar introduces Amp1 guitar amplifier

BluGuitar has announced Amp1, a new analogue guitar amp unit.

BluGuitar Amp1
The Amp1 by Thomas Blug, renowned guitarist and official “Strat King of Europe”.

Amp1 is a fully analogue guitar amp with four channels amplified by a newly designed 100-watt Class D tube power amp. The amp sets new standards in terms of power, vitality, responsiveness and genuinely analogue output stage behaviour – the only Class D power amp to offer a PowerSoak. Amp1 features a Clean Channel and three Overdrive channels. Each of the four channels can be supplemented with an extra portion of gain via the built-in Boost control. Thanks to Amp1’s unique Custom Controls, guitarists can even customise the responsiveness and tonal character of each of the four channels to their own personal needs in order to maximise their individual tone.

Amp1 is perfect for use without a loudspeaker, just with headphones or for “Silent Recording”. You can use Amp1 like an amp head on top of your cab, connect it up to your effects board and stompboxes, or simply use it like an FX pedal on the floor in front of you. Amp1’s three footswitches let you select between the Clean/Vintage/Classic/Modern channels, with Boost and Reverb settings either on or off.

With Amp1 it’s possible to build a complete 100-watt guitar amp and effects setup on a single pedalboard for the first time ever. This will really help reduce the amount of cabling guitarists will need to use, which not only benefits their tone, but will also save the pro player an awful lot of time with assembly and clear-up before and after the gig.

Amp1 & Remote1

Using the optional Remote1 foot pedal, all of Amp1’s functions can be directly selected via 9 switches. These settings can be stored as presets. There are 4 Banks with 9 Presets available. Consistent with the Presets, Remote1’s MIDI out can be used to switch programmes on external MIDI-capable effect devices.

Alternatively, the optional MIDI1 Adapter allows players to control Amp1 with their own favourite MIDI foot pedals. For players who want to integrate their favourite FX pedals into the Amp1 guitar system, the optional Looper-Kit extension (featuring four true bypass relay loops) is available, making pedalboard tap dancing and sound loss a thing of the past.

BluGuitar Amp1 is available in stores from June 2014, priced at RRP 649 EUR. BluGuitar Remote1 retails at 349 EUR; BluGuitar Looper-Kit is 249 EUR, and the BluGuitar MIDI1 Adapter costs 49 EUR.

The Amp1 guitar amplifier system and the 61 Masterbuilt electric guitar are introduced at Musikmesse 2014, in Hall 4.0, Stand H10.

More information: BluGuitar

comment

TC Electronic announces Ditto Looper X2

Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 14, 2014 - comment 0 comments
TC Electronic Ditto Looper X2

TC Electronic has introduced Ditto Looper X2, its new looper pedal designed for guitar players.

The original Ditto Looper rocked guitarists with a lust for looping like nothing else. Finally something that was simple, made for guitarists and sounded great.

What would possibly be better? Well, how about all of that, plus new, next level looping features forged from pure awesome?

  • Dedicated Start/Stop Button
  • Looper effects: Stop, Reverse and Half Speed
  • Loop Import/Export and Backing tracks

Ditto Looper X2 features

  • The guitarist’s looper – made by guitarists for guitarists.
  • Loop FX (Reverse and ½ speed).
  • Import/Export loops from PC/Mac.
  • Backing Track – perfect for solo practice and live performance.
  • Stereo In/Out.
  • Undo / Redo function.
  • Unlimited overdubs.
  • Audiophile approved 24-bit uncompressed high quality audio.
  • Dedicated Stop/Clear footswitch.
  • True bypass and Analog-Dry-Through.
  • 5 minutes of looping.

The Ditto Looper X2 will be available from March 1st, 2014, priced at MSRP $179.99 USD / 169 EUR.

More information: TC Electronic / Ditto Looper X2

comment

More posts that match this tag

DigiTech ships JamMan Express XT compact stereo looper

DigiTech has announced that the JamMan Express XT compact stereo looper/phrase sampler is now shipping. The size of a standard stompbox, JamMan Express XT offers a host of capabilities including up to 10 minutes of … read more

Outbound link: DigiTech / JamMan Express XT – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Nov 04, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Line 6 releases POD HD500X guitar multi-effects processor

Line 6 has introduced the new POD HD500X guitar multi-effects processor, the successor to the POD HD500. With even more processing power, POD HD500X enables musicians to create more intricate sounds and signal chains than … read more

Outbound link: Line 6 / POD HD500X – Related: , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jul 11, 2013 - comment 1 comment

Loomer updates Sequent to v1.3.11

Loomer has updated the Sequent modular multi-effects unit to version 1.3.11. Sequent has seven individual effect blocks: a Beat Looper; two Filters, both switchable between lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes and capable of self oscillation … read more

Outbound link: Loomer / Sequent – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on May 15, 2013 - comment 0 comments

BOSS introduces RC-505 Loop Station

BOSS has announced the RC-505 Loop Station, the newest addition to its industry-leading lineup of live looping devices. The Boss RC-505, a unique and powerful live performance tool that’s perfect for next-generation loop artists. Featuring … read more

Outbound link: Roland / RC-505 Loop Station – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Apr 05, 2013 - comment 1 comment

mono.casual updates Giada loop machine to v0.6.0

mono.casual has released version 0.6.0 of its Giada free audio tool for DJs and live performers. Load or record up to 32 samples, choose to play them in single mode (drum machine) or loop mode … read more

Outbound link: Giada – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 06, 2013 - comment 1 comment

Oscillicious JamDeck now available at Mac App Store

Oscillicious has announced that its JamDeck organic music sketchpad is now available through the Mac App Store. Turn your Mac into an instant jamming, live looping, musical brainstorming studio. JamDeck is organic music production software … read more

Outbound link: JamDeck – Related: , , , Posted in news on Mar 05, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Loomer updates Sequent to v1.3.3

Loomer has updated its Sequent effect plugin to version 1.3.3. Sequent is a modular multi-effects unit, the ideal tool for mangling audio on stage or in the studio. Changes in Sequent v1.3.3 (feature) Keyboard entry … read more

Outbound link: Loomer / Sequent – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 19, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Loopr Live Loop Composer app for iOS

Loopr is a low latency loop recorder and player for iOS. Compose, practice, jam along, or sample audio soudscapes easily. Created by long-time expert loopers, it is focused on ergonomy and simplicity via one-finger controls … read more

Outbound link: Loopr – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Nov 22, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Holderness Media releases Echo Pad effect processor app for iOS

Holderness Media has released Echo Pad, a real-time echo effect processor for iOS, featuring a unique delay and sound on sound looper controlled by a multi-touch XY interface. Use the built in mic on your … read more

Outbound link: Holderness Media / Echo Pad – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Nov 15, 2012 - comment 1 comment

A Tasty Pixel updates Loopy live-looping app for iOS

A Tasty Pixel has announced a major update to its Loopy live-looping iOS app. The update includes a big overhaul of the app’s sophisticated audio engine, bringing an entirely new level of audio quality, responsiveness, … read more

Outbound link: Loopy – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 06, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Sugar Bytes updates Turnado to v1.5 incl. AAX + Limited Time Deal

Sugar Bytes has announced version 1.5 of its Turnado multi-effect audio manipulation plugin, in collaboration with beat-boxer and vocalist Beardyman, who requested lots of useful improvements and features. Sugar Bytes celebrates the Turnado update with … read more

Outbound link: Sugar Bytes / Turnado – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jul 24, 2012 - comment 0 comments

BOSS VE-5 Vocal Performer now shipping

Boss has announced it is now shipping its VE-5 Vocal Performer compact FX processor and looper for vocalists. The VE-5 compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists. Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design … read more

Outbound link: BOSS / VE-5 Vocal Performer – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jun 05, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Nicolas Lacoumette intros Cycler Looper

Nicolas Lacoumette has announced Cycler Looper, a software that provides musicians with a simple yet extremely powerful set of looping tools. Created to support all aspects of sound performances (playback, looping, remixing), it can be … read more

Outbound link: Cycler Looper – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 26, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Vox introduces Lil’ Looper

Vox has announced the Lil’ Looper, a looper multi-effect pedal. Combining two independent loops with a dozen onboard effects, the VOX Lil’ Looper shares many of the winning features of the VOX Dynamic Looper. The … read more

Outbound link: Vox / Lil’ Looper – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 22, 2012 - comment 1 comment

BOSS announces VE-5 Vocal Performer

BOSS has announced the VE-5 Vocal Performer, a compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists. Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the … read more

Outbound link: Roland / BOSS VE-5 Vocal Performer – Related: , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 21, 2012 - comment 0 comments