Digitech releases JamMan Vocal XT stompbox looper

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Digitech has announced the release of the JamMan Vocal XT, a new stompbox looper that makes looping easier than ever before by giving vocalists the ability to create harmonies or rhythmic counterpoints with simple presses of a footswitch.

Digitech JamMan Vocal XT

A vocalist can connect their favorite mic directly to the JamMan Vocal XT and its built-in studio quality dbx® mic preamp with phantom power will retain true vocal tone ensuring original vocals and loops sound crystal clear.

The JamMan Vocal XT features up to 10 minutes of stereo looping and SilentClear™ technology, which clears the pedal’s loop memory without starting playback first. The pedal also provides the ability for a vocalist to link together multiple JamMan Vocal, Express or Solo XT’s through an innovative pedal-linking capability called JamSync.

JamMan Vocal XT features

  • 10 minutes of looping time.
  • Built-in dbx® Mic Preamp.
  • +48V Phantom Power.
  • XLR Input & Output.
  • JamSync™ – automatically synchronizes with other JamSync-enabled JamMan pedals.
  • Silent Clear™ – clears loop memory without starting playback first.
  • Separate LEDs for Record, Overdub, and Play Status.
  • Unlimited Overdubs with Undo and Redo.
  • Included 9VDC Power Supply.
  • Durable metal chassis and footswitch.
  • 24-bit 44.1kHz sample rate.

The JamMan Vocal XT is available for purchase for a suggested retail price of $229.95 USD.

More information: Digitech / JamMan Vocal XT

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G-Sonique releases Classic Colored Pedals 2

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123Creative has announced the release of Classic Colored Pedals 2, a guitar VST effect pedal collection by G-Sonique.

123Creative Classic Colored Pedals 2

G-Sonique: Classic colored pedals 2 is collection of four classic yet very usable virtual guitar pedals / stompboxes that can be used also with any other instruments / synthesizers (not only guitars).

Classic Colored Pedals 2 features

  • Auto Wah WH-1 – standard automatic wah wah guitar vst plug-in.
  • Graphic Equalizer EQ-1 – get ideal tone of your guitar or any other instrument.
  • Phaser PH-1 – analog modeled phaser.
  • Pitch shifter PS-1 – very creative effect that play incoming signal splitted in 3 parts: pitchshifted up (one octave up), pitchshifted down (one octave down) and original signal, you can set volume of every one of splitted signal.

The pedal collection is available for Windows (VST) for the introductory price of 8.90 EUR (regular 10.90 EUR).

More information: 123Creative / Classic Colored Pedals 2

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Positive Grid introduces new JamUp Bundle Packs

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Positive Grid has introduced All Access, All Amps, and All Effects, three new bundle packs for the popular JamUp guitar multi-effects app.

Positive Grid JamUp Bundle Packs

Now iOS guitarists and bass players can get the most out of the powerful mobile multi-effects processor at a greatly reduced price.

The All Access pack offers the opportunity to own everything inside JamUp, including 40 amps and 50 studio quality effects; All Amps and All Affects packs can also be purchased separately to add more gear to the arsenal.

JamUp Bundle Packs features

  • All Access Pack – $49.99 USD
    A vast range of amp and effect models, you can access to everything in JamUp, including 40 amps from acoustic simulation, clean, blues, crunch, boutique to metal, and 50 studio quality effects, plus the full 8-track recorder. Get the most out of the #1 guitar amp-and-effect app!
  • All Amps Pack – $29.99
    Access to all authentic amp models in JamUp. It’s packed with a world-class collection of guitar amps to inspire your playing. From vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each amp delivers incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance.
  • All Effects Pack – $29.99
    Access to all effect models in JamUp. It features classic stompboxes, Positive Grid’s awesome modeling, and rare and eclectic studio effects, more effects will inspire your playing in endless new ways. Explore new song ideas and riffs using a broad collection of distortions, delays, mods, filters, reverbs and more.

The JamUp Bundle Packs are available as in-app purchase on the JamUp Store.

More information: Positive Grid

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Source Audio launches Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-Filter

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Source Audio Stingray Multi-Filter

Source Audio has announced the release of the Soundblox 2 Stingray multi-filter pedal.

Since the introduction of the Hot Hand Wah back in 2006 and the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter in 2011, Source Audio has built a reputation for making excellent filter effects with immense tonal range and superior envelope control. The Stingray carries on that tradition and adds some exciting features like new LFO wave shapes, onboard overdrive/fuzz, improved envelope response, external control options, and full MIDI capabilities. “Over the last ten years, no other effects company has been as deeply invested in all aspects of filter understanding and development as Source Audio” says company owner, Roger Smith, “Stingray is our ultimate creation and expression of beauty and depth.”

The Stingray includes 12 diverse and finely crafted filter effects, including low pass, high pass, phaser, single peak, and multi-peak. Each filter brings its own unique character, from a resonant and aggressive Single Peak Filter, to smooth, vowel flavored Multi-Peak effects. The Stingray also contains an internal overdrive/fuzz circuit that adds an entirely new set of possibilities to the sound palette – users can blend a wide range of distortion levels with any of the filter effects, from moderate overdrive to extreme and aggressive fuzz.

“I truly think the potential of filter effects has been largely ignored by pedal builders,” says Source Audio’s Head of Engineering, Jesse Remignanti. “Traditional envelope filter pedals are very limited in the range of sounds you can get, but with the LFO waveform options and built in overdrive, the Stingray has a wealth of completely original tones, everything from basic wahs to ambient oscillating vocal sounds and beyond. This pedal really is a filter powerhouse.”

Stingray Multi-Filter features

  • Diverse Sound Palette — Features 12 different Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Single Peak, Multi-Peak, and Notch filters.
  • Onboard overdrive/fuzz that blends perfectly with any of the Stingray’s filter effects. Drive tones range from warm and natural overdrive to extreme fuzz.
  • Control filter modulation with envelope follower, Tap Tempo LFO (sine, square, random sample-and-hold, or saw tooth), Hot Hand, or the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal.
  • MIDI Capable — Use the Soundblox HUB for MIDI access to control parameters and save up to 128 user presets.
  • Deep Control Set — Access to control parameters typically found in only professional rack-mount effects, or computer software. Adjustable parameters include Modulation Depth, Filter Frequency, Resonance, Wet/Dry Mix, Overdrive, Overdrive EQ, Output Level and more.
  • State-of-the-Art DSP — Our proprietary 56-bit Digital Signal Processor, the SA601, and crystal clear 24-bit converters.
  • Two programmable user presets easily accessible via two dedicated footswitches.
  • Multi-Function Jacks — Use the Source Audio Hot Hand motion sensors, or Dual Expression Pedal, for on-the-fly control over modulation or any knob parameter.
  • Universal Bypass — Select either analog buffered or relay based True Bypass.
  • Compact, rugged, cast aluminum housing. Dimensions: L: 4.5 in./11.4cm x W: 4.5 in./11.4cm x H: 2.25 in./5.7cm (including knobs) 9V DC power supply included.

The Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-Filter is available for MSRP $249 USD (street $169 USD).

More information: Source Audio / Soundblox 2 Stingray

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Musical Entropy updates Guitar Gadgets to v1.1.1

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Musical Entropy has released version 1.1.1 of Guitar Gadgets, a free analog guitar pedal simulation plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Musical Entropy Guitar Gadgets

Guitar Gadgets is a plug-in which makes sound this time, and this is a compilation of “false” analog pedal models, doing strange, weird, ugly but fun sounds. It is made to be used with an electric guitar and a guitar amp simulation, but you can use it with whatever you want.

Changes in Guitar Gadgets v1.1.0/v1.1.1

  • New: 4 pedals can be chained, using the new control on the top of the GUI.
  • New: MIDI Learn for all the parameters using the right click.
  • New: the HOT switch is always available, even without the easter egg.
  • New: new skins for each pedal available when the game has been unlocked.
  • Changed: removed the limiter algorithm.
  • Solved: translation issues.
  • Solved: issue with some DAWs which don’t like plug-ins not reporting at least one program.
  • Solved: issue with the Super Phazor output volume.
  • [v1.1.1] Changed: display “MIDI Learn” explicitely when one component is right-clicked.
  • [v1.1.1] Solved: issue with Cubase 7 Mac about MIDI Learn.

Guitar Gadgets for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download as freeware.

More information: Musical Entropy

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