Last night I had the fortunate pleasure to be invited to see The Guillemots play an intimate gig in Manchester’s Hard Rock Cafe. With the release of the first of four studio albums this year – Hello Land – that’s correct, you heard right, FOUR ALBUMS, one can only assume they are one of the busiest bands on the scene right now.
In the run up to Liverpool Sound City Festival (Thursday 17th May - Saturday 19th May), we’ll be bringing you our 5 “Ones to Watch” out of the 360 band line-up. First up are the Temper Trap and their full gear guide, plus a sneaky Behind the Scenes of their second album. Dolphin Music will also be taking place in Sound City’s first ever Expo, where you’ll find The Music Hub, DJ Hub, Digital Hub and Stage - your favourite manufacturers, companies, and products bringing you the latest tech tools and gadgets, everything you need to create, record and perform, and the best new innovations in creative and digital technology.
Boss have been making the world’s most poular compact guitar pedals for over 30 years. From classics such as their legendary Delay and Chorus effects, to their modern day and ground breaking Loop Station Pedals. They have everything you need.
Are you too a bit skeptical when it comes to signature gear? Regardless of which musician the piece is made in honour of, how do you know you’re going to want to sound like that next week? Next year? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get a piece of gear and quickly program it to sound like your favourite flavour of the week? We investigate into TC Electonics revolutionary TonePrint technology…
Check out Richard Devine giving a sneak peak of Eventide’s newest guitar delay, reverb & sampler FX pedal. Released at Winter NAMM 2011, Eventide bring you a dazzling collection of reverb algorithms combines with delays, pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation and special effects in a compact and affordable package. Read on to reserve your order without payment until we have estimations on delivery and actual pricing, and watch the video for what you’ll be getting!
We’re giving you too many reasons to splash out in our winter sale. With up to 60% off your favourite musical equipment you can buy all your music related Christmas presents a present. Sound better for less! So, you can now tick that guitar you asked for off your Christmas list but here’s some perfect accessories that you might be missing, and some amazing discounts you shouldn’t be missing out on! Check out our best guitar gear offers….
The first official iPhone app from Boss is here. The ‘Boss Pedal Sketch’ is the ultimate tool for remembering all your settings for Boss compact pedals. From the historic list of Boss compacts, add all of the pedals you own to your collection and then change the settings. From here, you can take pictures of your set-up and record your sounds so that no matter where you are you remember your Boss tones.
The 19th Episode from Electro Harmonix is here! In this episode we see Bill Ruppert taking on a challenge some may deem impossible..he shows us how to recreate one of the most respected instruments of the 20th Century, the Moog Synth. Using only EHX pedals, Bill reproduces analog filters, specific ADSR enveloping as well as the sweeping modulations that redefined the way people think about tonal creativity…
Learn how a simple effect became one of the most important tools of expression for guitarists everywhere with the Dunlop Cry Baby.
This trailer from Guard House pictures announces the trailer release of Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World. The documentary tells the story of the #1 selling effects pedal of all time from its invention in 1966 through its evolution into the present day.
When Premier Guitar Magazine said they were doing an effects pedal special, it was obvious that Electro Harmonix’s Big Muff Pi was going to be included. Read the blockbuster story with never before told stories of the iconic Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Effects pedal in an interview with Mike Matthews. Also inside the 253 page digital magazine are reviews on brand new pedals, Andy McKee answering your questions, an interview with Ron Wood and a 2010 Pedal Round Up. An issue not to be missed.
The Electro Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer pedal lets you capture a frozen moment and turn it into a tonally unique sonic foundation.
The Electro Harmonix Freeze pedal delivers infinite sustain of any note or chord at the press of a momentary footswitch. Release the footswitch and you are again sample ready. Three selectable decay rates, including a latch mode, guarantee liquid, smooth tonal transitions. Watch a demo video of the EHX Freeze…
Electro Harmonix Ring Thing presents state of the art modulation control, which allos you to explore a new sonic world that is both familiar and inventive. Complex modulations with interactive parameters create any sound your mind can imagine. From metallic sweeps to subtle colour changes to unique and limitless modulations, Ring Thing will become your sonic dream machine. Articulate pitch shifting, preset tuning, selectable waveforms and external control delivers sound designer mystery, with a Rock and Roll Edge. The sonic master, Bill Rupert himself will dazzle you with the sounds he creates using the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator
Every musician battles hum in thir signal chain. Electro-Harmonix present you with the Hum DeBugger which turns the hum into a dead silence. How do they do it? It’s top secret EHX magic o’course! It’s definitely not a noise gate or a suppressor - but a real hum extractor. Bill Ruppert takes Electro Harmonix into his studio and shares his secret to stomping out the hum with the Electro-Harmonix Hum DeBugger! We can also let you inside the magical secret of Electro Harmonix by showing you exactly how they make their pedals…
As a bass player, you shouldn’t feel that your job is solely to fill out the bottom end and anchor the music. Although you may not attract as much attention as other musicians, bass is a vital and indispensible part of any rock band. While the nature of a bassist’s role in a band means it’s unlikely to use highly intrusive effects, adding subtle embellishments can really help as an enhancement. Here are a few of what we consider to be the best effects pedals..
Way Huge pedals are one of the most sought after guitar effects pedals on the market. Known by their original names, from animal inspiration; Foot Pig Fuzz, Green Rhino Overdrive, Red Llama Overdrive, Camel Toe to Swollen Pickle, Aqua-Puss Analog delay and many more, Way Huge is a name you should know everything about. See what Way Huge and Dolphin Music have in store for you within the next few weeks….
It’s playtime! Looks like Electro Harmonix have done it again - a pocket-sized delay pedal that packs an almighty punch.
If you’re looking to add a delay effect to your rig, or are stuck in a rut in your playing, then buying one of these could prove a very sound investment…
When you think of effects pedals that are innovative, inspiring and just plain fun, the chances are they’re made by Electro Harmonix. They’ve made a number of classics over the past 30 years and the Memory Toy Pedal is just another addition to their legendary collection!