Rush’s Vapor Trails Gets Much-Needed Remix

Rush_VaporTrails_Remix_Cover-800x800Rush’s Vapor Trails is a great album …but it kinda sounds like crap. Harsh, abrasive, cluttered… it’s a real shame that the mix let it down so badly, because the material and the performances deserve to be heard in their best light, and they’re just …not. But David Bottrill to the rescue! He’s given the album the remix treatment, better framing the sonic nuances of the band as they returned to recording after a rough few years on the personal front. The new version will be available either separately or within the new¬†RUSH: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007 boxed set. They’re both due for release on October 1 in the USA and October 4 here in Australia. Here’s the press release: Read More …

ADA Announces New Cabinet Simulator

gcsADA has always been a company that created things guitarists didn’t even realise they needed, but then couldn’t live without. Their pioneering flanger and phaser pedals and the MP-1 preamp are perfect examples. The company has been back in action for a while now, and the APP-1 preamp is a great example of what they’re up to now. The new GCS-3 Cabinet Simulator looks like the perfect partner to the APP-1 – much like the GCS-2 – but it adds a headphone output as well as a power amp direct connection which lets you take the signal from your power amp and feed it through the unit and on to the mixing console without needing to mic a cab – while still using your cab onstage for all the benefits like controllable feedback and lookin’ cool. Read More …

DOD Classics Return!

DOD_250_TOPIn 1974, before “boutique pedal” meant anything, two friends started building pedals between gigs to make some extra money. Their band never got signed but the pedals they built became the signature tones of their generation, inspiring the music that changed the world.¬†Forty years later, the original boutique pedal line – DOD – triumphantly returns with a new the Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201. They feature a lighter aluminum chassis, true analog bypass, modern power supply, and crisp LED. These pedals wiil only be available for a limited time only. Want more info? Read on! Read More …