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Torpedo Captor X For Tube Amp Lovers

Torpedo Captor X For Tube Amp Lovers

Two notes Audio Engineering announce the Torpedo Captor X at Winter NAMM 2020 (Hall D, Booth 5647). Two notes CEO, Guillaume Pille, “Playing your tube amp in a great sounding room with an exceptional choice of perfectly matched speaker cabinets and microphones is truly joyous and an unparalleled experience. Torpedo Captor X is for tube amp lovers who crave this every time they play – no matter the environment.”

Torpedo Captor X is a premium compact reactive load box, tube amp attenuator, miked cab simulator, IR loader and stereo expander for home, live and studio use with a compelling price point of $549 / €549 / £469. Two notes pioneered the digital load box and over the last decade, thousands of Two notes hardware users have captured and enjoyed the harmonic complexity and responsiveness of their tube amps both in the studio and on-stage. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Ovation Custom Shop Opens

Ovation Custom Shop Opens

Adamas Guitars, Custom Ovation Orders And More

Ovation Guitars is proud to announce the opening of the all-new “Ovation Custom Shop”. This purpose-driven shop is located in New Hartford, Connecticut and features a small team of dedicated luthiers and technicians who have a truly specialized focus – custom-made, USA built Ovation guitars. These craftsmen have well over 100 years of combined Ovation-specific expertise. Utilizing their unique cumulative knowledge, cutting-edge technologies and the most sophisticated construction techniques available, the resulting Ovation and Adamas guitars offer a playing and performance experience that is completely off the charts. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Release The Quad Cortex Pedal

Neural DSP Release The Quad Cortex Pedal

Neural DSP are bursting into 2020 in a huge way, by releasing the Quad Cortex. Not content with dominating the amp and effects software market, they have now used their knowledge to develop their first physical product.

The Quad Cortex uses machine learning via Neural Capture. Neural Capture features a unique neural network architecture that is capable of autonomously analysing, learning, and replicating an amplifier’s sound and dynamic response in a way that closely resembles human perception for unparalleled accuracy and realism. Users can use Neural Capture to create profiles based on their own rig using the most accurate and powerful technology on the market.

Powered by 2Ghz of dedicated DSP from the Quad Cortex’s quad-core SHARC and dual ARM architectures, this hugely powerful pedal will be able to run 4 amp models, stereo reverb and multiple effects simultaneously. All of this power has been squeezed into a small and portable unit made from aluminium and featuring a 7-inch multi-touch screen. The stainless steel footswitches also rotary encoders for making adjustments to your settings.

Neural DSP Quad Cortex

The Quad Cortex will ship with 50+ amps, 70+ effects and 1000+ IRs. These will be expanded with free updates.

Neural CNS allows you to connect the Cortex to various devices via wifi allowing real-time control, preset sharing and updating wirelessly.

Neural DSP Quad Cortex Rear

If Neural DSP’s software is anything to go by, the Quad Cortex is going to be a game-changer!

You can pre-order one of the first 1000 units now with a €200/$200 deposit. The total cost will be €1599/$1599 and orders will ship by September 2020.

Visit neuraldsp.com for more information

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
New releases from Sandberg Guitars

New releases from Sandberg Guitars

NAMM 2020

Visit Sandberg At Hall D Booth #2846

Sandberg Guitars today announced several new basses for Winter NAMM 2020! The Lionel Bass is a new short-scale (30”) passive bass, the California TT4 SuperLight with Roasted Maple neck, the Nighthawk Plus,  and the addition of Aguilar Electronics to the options list! Continue reading →

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ESP Guitars 2020 Line-up

ESP Guitars 2020 Line-up

ESP have been busy refreshing their product line-up for 2020 with an incredible amount of new models. In fact, there are too many to show you at once so I’ll be picking some of my favourites from the models announced so far.

The Phoenix Is Back

The Phoenix is a guitar that could be no more cool, and it has returned to the LTD lineup, now as an LTD Deluxe version in two different outstanding versions. The LTD Phoenix-1000 See Thru Black Cherry features a pair of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker active pickups (Alnico in the neck position, Ceramic in the bridge), with a push-pull control to activate the second voicing. The Phoenix-1000 Vintage White offers a passive pickup set, with a Seymour Duncan Phat Cat single-coil in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Custom in the bridge. This humbucker also can be split via a push-pull control. Both of these guitars have a neck-thru-body design, with mahogany body wings and a three-piece maple neck. Other features of the new Phoenix-1000 include a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, LTD locking tuners, a Macassar ebony fingerboard, and gold hardware. Continue reading →

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Say Hello to the Newest Member of the GE Family – The MOOER Audio GE250!

Say Hello to the Newest Member of the GE Family – The MOOER Audio GE250!

MOOER Audio introduces the perfect choice for those that need high-quality IR support, quality preamps/cab simulation and a full palette of effects, with a bit of TONE CAPTURE amp-sampling fun. The GE250 is fully redesigned with easy to read black text on an all-white body while sporting a fancy new expression pedal design for added durability. Functionality is also expanded for the professional guitarist as the GE250 comes with a host of I/O options as well as a footswitch setup similar to the GE300 for added customization and control. Continue reading →

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BOSS Announces DD-3T And DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

BOSS Announces DD-3T And DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

New Digital Delay Models in the Iconic Compact Series Bring Players Expanded Features and Increased Versatility

BOSS announces the DD-3T and DD-8, two new digital delay pedals added to the famous compact series lineup. The DD-3T replaces the long- running DD-3, updating the classic pedal with tap tempo and other modern features. The DD-8 takes over from the previous-generation DD-7 as the most advanced delay in the compact series, enhanced with numerous sound modes and features that make it the most full-featured delay pedal in its class. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Discussion
PRS Introduce New Sandblasted Swamp Ash SE Guitars

PRS Introduce New Sandblasted Swamp Ash SE Guitars

PRS Guitars Europe have announced a new range of SE Ltd Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash guitars. This very striking limited run features a solid Swamp ash top in place of the regular model’s maple top and veneer.  The solid Swamp Ash is sand-blasted and then grain filled to add colour (this great finish is borrowed with thanks from their Private Stock team!) Continue reading →

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PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas

PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas

PRS Guitars is pleased to announce the opening of a new guitar manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia for their popular line of PRS SE Series instruments. The facility, which is part of the PT Cort campus, features custom-designed machinery and a dedicated staff of engineers and guitar builders who are solely focused on making PRS SE guitars. Continue reading →

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