BOSS Unveils RC-1 Loop Station

PRESS RELEASE: BOSS is proud to announce the RC-1 Loop Station (Roland Australia link here), the new entry-level model in the company’s acclaimed lineup of dedicated loop recording devices. Battery-powered and affordable, the RC-1’s straightforward operation makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists, and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions. For well over a decade, BOSS has led the industry in loop recording technology. Five current Loop Station products serve the needs of all types of musicians, and looping functions are integrated into many other BOSS products as well. Designed with guitarists and bassists in mind, the RC-1 sheds the more sophisticated features found in other Loop Stations, offering a streamlined approach that will appeal to both beginning players and advanced musicians who like to keep things simple. Read More …

REVIEW: TC Electronic Alter Ego Vintage Echo X4

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TC Electronic’s TonePrint line of pedals is a great innovation: when it was first launched, various rock stars and industry pros were handed the keys to a special program which allowed them to design custom effects which could then be loaded into the pedal by everybody (via USB or a handy mobile app). But then the program was made available for everyone, and now anybody who wants to tweak their tone and then share it with the world can do so. The Alter Ego Vintage Echo X4 Delay is related to the smaller Alter Ego delay, which was born when Andy and Aaron of ProGuitarShop got their paws on the TonePrint software for the Flashback Delay and created two exclusive new delay modes worthy of their own pedal. Now the Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo takes this pedal and blows it out, in a similar way to the awesome Flashback X4 Delay.

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TC Electronic Announces PolyTune 2 Mini

Untitled-1.121508PRESS RELEASE: PolyTune 2 Mini takes everything that’s great about TC Electronic’s innovative polyphonic tuning technology, and crams it into an unfathomably small enclosure that willl fit on basically any pedalboard out there. On top of that, the new PolyTune 2 Mini features an upgraded display with 109 ultra-bright LEDs, which ensures that no matter where you play, you will always get a fast and clear read on whether you’re in tune or not. Finally, a new super-precise strobe tuner mode has been added. With its 0.1 cent accuracy, PolyTune 2 Mini is the perfect tool for setting up your instrument with dead-on precision. Read More …

Devin Townsend Australian Clinic Tour!

Prepare yourselves for the subjugation! Devin Townsend is heading to Australia for a series of exclusive guitar masterclasses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, right ahead of the release of his next opus, Z2, which comprises two discs: Dark Matters (Ziltoid) and Sky Blue (Devin Townsend Project). There will be two levels of ticket pricing: a standard general admission ticket and a limited VIP package which will include exclusives such as a meet-and-greet with Devy and a seat in the first three rows. And during the clinics there will be a Q&A session so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to pick Devin’s seemingly massive brain. Merchandise and music will be available on the day too (cash sales only). Tickets available now here! Here’s the press release, including tour dates: Read More …