Source Audio has introduced the Soundblox Guitar Envelope Filter, a pedal which packs the power and flexibility of a rack-mounted unit into a user-friendly stompbox.
The GEF offers a set of 21 individual envelope filter effects, from traditional auto wah sweeps to more dramatic vocal simulations. Filter categories include 2 and 4 Pole Low Pass, Single Peak, Triple Peak, Peak & Notch, and Phaser. Due to the finely tuned nature of the pedal, even the slightest gap in the incoming signal will reset the filter position providing a full sweep range for every note. The control panel is simple, but allows users to dial in a broad range of tones. Minor adjustments, such as a change in the direction of the filter sweep, can produce significantly different sounds within a single filter type. The three-knob control panel provides adjustability to the center point of the frequency sweep, the depth and direction of the moving filter, as well as the attack and decay times.
On its own, the GEF can be modulated in the fashion of a standard auto wah, but is also controllable via Source Audio’s Hot Hand Motion Controller Ring for a remarkably expressive and unique approach to filter modulation. The unit also features proprietary state-of-the-art 56-bit Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with 24-bit converters for crystal clear output. Continue reading “The Soundblox Guitar Envelope Filter”
Frontier Design has released an updated to iShred Live – a free guitar effects app for the iPhone and iPad.
iShred LIVE app puts you in control of an amp simulator with variable overdrive, and starts you with three free built-in effects: the HK-2000 digital delay, the Q-36 Space Modulator/Flanger, and Buzz Kill, a noise gate and filter.
In addition to the killer effects, iShred LIVE gives you these essential guitar tools:
48 user-defined presets set up as 8 color-coded banks of 6 nameable buttons
metronome with adjustable tempo, tap tempo, and selectable accent
chromatic tuner that helps you tune up quickly and accurately
looping music player lets you set up loops and play along with the songs in your music library – *great* for practicing favorite parts
To extend the range of tonal possibilities, these additional effects are available as in-app purchases:
Me doing a demo of my Digitech RP50 guitar effects processor. I pretty much go through some of the presets to show what it can do.
It was like $50 bucks new, so it’s a great deal for the money. The only minor problem, which I forgot to mention, is the fact that the switches for toggling effects are close together and it’s easy to accidentally go into Bypass mode by hitting them at the same time if you have big shoes on. Other than that it’s awesome. I’m playing my Fender Jaguar HH so you know. Enjoy!
The Super Fatman . An envelope follwer is putting it lightly…an auto wah is an understatement… it’s an auto-wah-filter-envelope- Q-master of all things quacky! Very cool, and so versatile, there’s little you can’t do wit h it. William Mathewson is a genius.
This vid show you the Bud-Wah Wah Wah Pedal, made by Budda Amplification. My personal fave from all I tested. Thanks to Dario for lending it to me! Reviewed by Justin Sandercoe. Many more reviews, more info and links about this pedal – as well as hundreds of free lessons at: www.justinguitar.com Thanks and take care, J
This vid show you the RMC3 Wah Wah Pedal, made by Real McCoy. This is a seriously cool wah guitar pedal. Thanks to Dario for lending it to me! Reviewed by Justin Sandercoe. Many more reviews, more info and links about this pedal – as well as hundreds of free lessons at: www.justinguitar.com Thanks and take care, J
This vid show you the Vox Wah Wah pedal, modified by Robert Keeley. This is the most versatile wah pedal on the test and has many features that the standard vox does not have. Nice work Mr Keeley! Reviewed by Justin Sandercoe. Many more reviews, more info and links about this pedal – as well as hundreds of free lessons at: www.justinguitar.com Thanks and take care, J
This true bypass wah pad is a great new invention from the G Lab boys in Poland. It means that your precious guitar tone is not sucked away by your wah pedal when it is not in use. More info on true bypass on the web site. It costs about GBP 99 – and is available here: guitar-xperience.com Company web site: glab.com.pl Reviewed by Justin Sandercoe. Many more reviews, more info and links about this pedal – as well as hundreds of free lessons at: www.justinguitar.com Thanks and take care, J