Electro-Harmonix has introduced the new EXH 45000 – a multi-track digital recorder with state-of-the-art features, making it possible to create complex multi-track loops quickly and easily.
Each loop has four mono tracks and one stereo mixdown track. The 45000 records non-compressed, 44.1 kHz / 16-bit CD quality audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops accessed with the optional 45000 Foot Controller (sold separately).
T-Rex, the Danish guitar effects pedal manufacturer, is introducing three new effects pedals at the 2011 NAMM Show.
Here’s what they have to say about the new pedals:
Originally conceived to offer the killer delay tone and certain controls found on its ‘big brother’ Replica pedal at a more affordable price, the Reptile gets a facelift for 2011. It now features a convenient Tap Tempo function, allowing the user to quickly and easily get in sync in a live setting.
The Reptile 2 also features an enhanced set of Flutter controls, providing great retro-sounding, tape-delay ‘warble’.
We gave the Twister a face-lift based on user feed-back, and it has been completely updated with new hardware and software. The Light / Heavy switch has been removed and the Twister 2 covers a wider tonal range than the original Twister.
The new software update does the trick – by adjusting Depth, Tone and Rate, you can make Twister II deliver both old-fashioned vintage sound as well as a more modern chorus sound.
The Tonebug Sustainer joins this growing line of T-Rex pedals built with a simple philosophy in mind: to offer the classic T-Rex tone found in our higher-end pedals, with intuitive, uncomplicated controls, at a price that any guitarist can afford. The Tonebug Sustainer first compresses the signal, and then applies gain to keep your tone playing.
The result is gorgeous, natural-sounding sustain for long-lasting power chords. Your tone is preserved, with no artificial colouring. Features Compression, Sustain, and Attack controls.
Bixonic recently released the Bixonic Expandora EXP-2000R, a reissue of the earlier EXP-2000.
The Expandora has more going for it than a great name. It’s established a reputation as a great source for a variety of distorted sounds. It’s been used by Bush, Megadeth, ZZ Top, Bootsy Collins and other artists.
The EXP-2000R retains the look of earlier versions, but improves on them by bringing to the front dip-switches that were previously inside the case. It also adds a switch to toggle between Bass and Guitar settings. As a result, the Expandora is like having eight distortion pedals combined into one.
The Expandora is housed in a brushed aluminum housing. Some players may not like its “tuna can” design, but it’s a refreshing alternative to the standard pedal block.
The case feels solid and substantial. The overall build quality appears to be very good.