The Electro Harmonix Ravish Sitar Pedal

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Effects guru Bill Ruppert, as part of his excellent EHX Effectology series, takes a look at the Ravish Sitar pedal.

No keyboards, samplers or midi pickups were used.

Setting specifics are available in the EHX forum.

Guitar Tone Capacitors Compared

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Here’s a comparison of Guitar Tone Capacitors, via johnplanetz:

In part one of this video on tone capacitors, I demonstrate the sound characteristics of 7 different capacitors with dialectrics of different material types.

The caps I try here are: Orange Drop 225P 100V (polypropylene), Mallory 150 series (metallized polyester film), Russian K-409 PIO (paper in oil), mystery vintage yellow cylinder (identified as WMF 1S22 Polyester Film 100v from CDE Cornell Dubilier), the original Epi tone cap from my Riviera (probably mylar polyester film), mystery vintage gray cylinder (identified as Mullard/Phillips Mustard polyester foil/film 630v), and a vintage tropical fish (polyester film).

Everything is played on my Epiphone Riviera P93 with Vintage Vibe Guitars P-90 pickups, through my Vox VT30 on the Boutique Clean model, mic’d with a Rode NT1 large diaphragm microphone.
In the part two, I’ll demonstrate how the capacitance value affects the range and usefulness of the tone knob.

Continue reading Guitar Tone Capacitors Compared

Moog Lap Steel Looping Improvisation

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Moog Lap Steel Explorations Part 2 – a live looping improvisation by Bill Walker, using the new Moog Lap Steel and Looperlative LP-1. 

The improvisation features the usage of the guitar’s onboard filters, and using an Ethos preamp for distortion, in tandem with the Moog guitar’s infinite sustain capability to get a high volume feedback response at a low volume,

The LP-1 is being controlled by a Gordius Little Giant MIDI controller and an iPhone using the OSC app and a Missing Link WiFi to MIDI adaptor.

via BillWalkerGuitar

Willis Plays The Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer

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Willis plays the GR-55

via gwillis44:

‘Been ages since I uploaded. Hope this makes up for it. I’m putting the GR-55 through its paces plus I’ve cranked things up on the production side. Now back to work on the new TT cd . . .

iRiffPort Guitar Jack For iPhone, iPad

iRiffPort guitar iphone jack

iRiffPort is a new guitar jack for the iPhone and iPad.

Features:

  • Turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a practice guitar amplifier and effects processor
  • Designed for electric guitar and bass
  • Integrated 6 foot cable with instant setup
  • Digital Audio IO with Low Noise Guitar Preamp
  • Core Audio complaint; works with virtually all audio Apps

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar Demo

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This is a demo of the Electro Harmonix Ravish Sitar effects pedal.

The Ravish Sitar pedal transforms your guitar into a Sitar-like instrument.

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth Demo

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Rob Marcello (formerly of Danger Danger) demos the Roland-GR-55 guitar synthesizer at the 2011 Summer NAMM Show.

via Oceanachine

iRig Review & Amplitube Review

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This video offers a review and demo of IK Multimedia’s iRig and Amplitube.

The iRig cable is an adapter that allows you to connect you guitar to your iOS device like an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The iRig from IKMultimedia.com retails for $40.

IK Multimedia offers two apps that work with the iRig. One is the free version and the other is the full paid version for $19.99.