MUSIKMESSE: BOSS GT-001 Guitar Effects Processor

boss-gt-001PRESS RELEASE: BOSS is proud to announce the GT-001 Guitar Effects Processor, a sleek desktop unit with premium sound and an integrated USB audio interface. Equipped with a huge selection of top-quality COSM amps and effects, 1/4-inch and XLR inputs, and much more, the compact GT-001 brings flagship BOSS guitar tones and advanced recording features to any home studio or mobile setup. Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: Squier USB Strat

Wow! This is a very cool idea. I especially like the headphone jack, because the tangle-factor is always so much higher with iOS guitar devices And their associated cables. They seem to have thought of everything herE.
SQUIER® BY FENDER® INTRODUCES STRAT® GUITAR WITH USB AND iOS CONNECTIVITY

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (November 12, 2012) – Squier is proud to introduce an innovative new Strat guitar model that can directly connect with and record to Apple iPhoneiPadiPod touchMac or Windows-based computers.

The Squier by Fender Strat Guitar with USB and iOS Connectivity features an onboard mini-USB connector that allows players to interface directly and easily with all these devices, with no additional hardware needed – including GarageBand and other music apps on iOS. Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: KMI 12-Step chromatic keyboard foot controller


Now this is cool. Always wanted to mess around with bass pedals/midi triggers but were put off by the price and sheer gadgetry? Well check out the 12-Step  chromatic keyboard foot controller from Keith McMillen Instruments. Not only is it pretty wallet-friendly, it’s also USB, and you can even use it with your iOS devices. I’d just love to get one of these, hook it up to my iPad and add some atmospherics to my band’s live sound, or hold down the low end while Rohan goes for a mega bass solo.

KMI announces 12 Step, Chromatic Keyboard Foot Controller
Polyphonic, Expressive, Rugged, Portable and ….. Affordable

September 8, 2011 (Berkeley, CA). Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) today announced 12 Step, the first lightweight and portable Chromatic Keyboard Foot Controller for musicians at the extraordinarily low price point of $289.

With 12 Step, keyboardists, guitar players, bassists, instrumentalists and vocalists can accompany themselves with their feet, playing bass lines, notes and chords. 12 Step opens up a new dimension in performance by giving your feet unprecedented expressive control using polyphonic aftertouch and pitch bend. Upon the heels of the success of SoftStep, KMI’s versatile USB Foot Controller, 12 Step is another leap forward for performing musicians.

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