Dave Grohl Exclusive Garage Studio Tour

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Dave Grohl gives you a tour of his f****** awesome garage studio.

He doesn’t have much to say about the awesome pink bike, but he does share his thoughs on recording to analog.

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Studio Devil Guitar Amp For iOS

Studio Devil has introduced Guitar Amp, a guitar amplifier emulation app for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

According to the company, Guitar Amp brings you the tone of vacuum tube amps using Studio Devil’s proprietary vacuum tube modeling technology.

Select from three different amp styles, three different amplifier speaker cabinets, and tweak gain, level, bass, and treble controls just like on real amps

Tones range from classic clean (GREEN amp), to British Crunch (YELLOW amp), and on to Modern Lead (RED amp). Cabinet choices help sculpt your tone with choices from practice amp, to large combo, or half-stack.

Guitar Amp is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.

Requires headphones and / or a guitar input device (such as the iRig, AmpKit, or similar guitar interfaces) to function correctly.

Gibson Firebird X Guitar Gets Its Own App Store

Gibson Firebird X App Store

Here’s something we didn’t see coming.

Gibson has announced an App Store for guitars – if yours happens to be a Gibson Firebird X.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

We are only using about 20% of the power of the Pure-Analog™ Engine. This leaves enormous possibilities for future enhancements without any hardware changes. The entire Firebird X system is designed to a new Gibson standard which will allow other companies to develop hardware and applications that can integrate with any guitar that uses this standard, including the Firebird X.

Gibson will set up an authorized store – very much like the Apple iPhone/iPad environment – where all vendors can sell their applications, which we will verify are compliant with our system. Like Apple, this involves a sophisticated e-commerce site that removes the hassle and overhead for a development company and just generates a pure revenue stream for the developer.

It is our intention to roll this out to hundreds of thousands of guitars in different price points, giving all fans and consumers the ability to take advantage of this new technology. This eco-system, with a well-specified and published Gibson environment, will open up thousands of enhancements for our customers.

EASY FIRMWARE UPDATES AND UPGRADES

Product enhancements, both paid and free, will be very easy to install via a simple firmware update option in our Tone Editor software. The firmware is downloadable, and updates and upgrades take about a minute.

Sound interesting – as long as you don’t have to reboot your guitar during a gig.

What do you think about the idea of loading up apps on your guitar?

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Eternal Descent Lyra Introduced By DigiTech

DigiTech Eternal Descent LyraDigiTech announced the Lyra, a multi-effects pedeal which brings Eternal Descent’s Lyra to life, at the 2011 NAMM Show.

Eternal Descent is a comic book and music series and the new Eternal Descent Lyra, a limited edition multi-effects peda,l brings the sound of the globally popular series to guitarists everywhere.

Eternal Descent is a cross-genre story that blends elements of fantasy, action, music, superhero, gothic, science fiction, supernatural and other elements into an ongoing saga featuring Lyra, the series’ heroine.

Music is integral to Eternal Descent. Created by writer Llexi Leon, the comics revolve around the exploits of Lyra and her band, Constellation Nine, and rock and metal bands like Static X, Atreyu, Firewind, Shadows Fall and others have made guest appearances. A series of albums have been released that bring the comic to life with music created specifically for the series. Continue reading Eternal Descent Lyra Introduced By DigiTech

Electro-Harmonix Intros Four New Pedals At NAMM 2011

Electro-Harmonix Pedals

Electro-Harmonix introduced four new pedals at the 2011 NAMM Show

  • The KILLSWITCH Momentary Line Selector is a new, utilitarian Electro-Harmonix pedal. In Kill Mode, the KILLSWITCH can be used to provide instant muting. It can also be used to create interesting stutter effects by turning the instrument’s signal abruptly on and off for hard rhythmic in/out transitions.
  • The new EHX NEO MISTRESS presents the lush flanging Electro-Harmonix is noted for. True to the classic Mistress, the Neo’s design adjusts the harmonic sweep to present the varied tonal density that flanging brings to musical performance.
  • EHX has now created the ultimate Deluxe Memory Man equipped with Tap Tempo, Expression Control and an Effects Loop. Adding Tap Tempo ensures that you will always be in sync with the groove, wherever your performance takes you.
  • The programmable Stereo Talking Machine, Vocal Formant Filter, presents creative vowel shaping that is controlled by the player’s dynamics. Nine selectable Voices deliver vowel sounds such as AH-OO and OW-EE.

The Killswitch is available now, and the rest are expected to be available soon.

The Kemper Profiling Amplifier (Overview Video)

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This is an overview of the new Kemper Profiling Amplifier – a new amp that ‘learns’ the sound of any amp. Continue reading The Kemper Profiling Amplifier (Overview Video)

Peavey Intros XPort USB Guitar Interface

Peavey XPort USB Guitar InterfacePeavey has introduced the Xport, a portable 1/4″ jack-to-USB audio interface for electric guitar and bass, for both Windows and Mac OS X.

Powered by the USB bus and featuring both Headphone and Line outputs, the Xport provides musicians with a simple, hassle-free digital recording solution.

Included with Xport is Peavey ReValver amp modeling software. This software can be used as a stand-alone virtual amplifier or with your favorite recording software.

REAPER digital audio workstation software, an advanced multi-track audio production and recording environment for Windows and OS X, is also included with the Xport.

Features:

  • USB bus powered.
  • 1/4″ guitar instrument input.
  • Headphone output with volume control.
  • Line output with volume control.
  • USB cable included.
  • ASIO™/OS X (Core Audio™) drivers.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 – Mac OS X.
  • Includes ReValver™ and REAPER DAW software.

The Vox ToneLab EX

Vox Tonelab EX

Vox announced the ToneLab EX, a powerful Valvetronix modeling multi-effect pedal, at this year’s 2011 NAMM Show.

The ToneLab EX provides 11 stand-alone distortion pedals. These distortion pedals can be used in place of one of the amp head models, providing a truly diverse range of tones to cover many musical styles.

Following the cabinet models, the ToneLab EX features a full complement of spatial-type effects such as modulation, reverb, and delay allowing you to complete your guitar sound without requiring any other equipment. A full-sized VOX expression pedal ensures stability while performing. The Stomp Box mode places six effects on a virtual pedal-board at your feet, with real stomp-box control. Continue reading The Vox ToneLab EX

Fender Factory Tour, 1959

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Fantastic Fender factory tour footage, filmed in 1959 by Forrest White. Edited by Ross Lenenski of Denison University.

Music by Russell “Daemonzed” Eldridge. Russell’s Stratocaster guitar is from the American Deluxe Series made at the Corona Plant (Fender), USA in the Year 2000.

Leo Fender is in the second shot. No CNC machines back then, everything was done by hand. It is amazing to realize that every guitar made that year is now worth a small fortune.

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Featuring AmpliTube Fender For iPhone/iPad + iRig

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IK Multimedia and Fender introduced AmpliTube Fender at the 2011 Winter NAMM show, an iOS app designed to let you “Get that legendary Fender tone on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.” AmpliTube Fender app was developed with tone testing from the tone gurus at Fender.

The app offers 5 Fender amp models:

  • the ’65 Deluxe Reverb
  • the Super-Sonic
  • the ’65 Twin Reverb
  • the ’59 Bassman™ LTD and
  • the Pro Junior

6 Fender stompbox models:

  • Tape Delay
  • Compressor
  • the Blender
  • Phaser
  • Overdrive and
  • Noise Filter.

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