Musikmesse 2015: Pittsburgh Modular has officially introduced the Patch Box modular effects pedal case.
According to the company, the Pittsburgh Modular Patch Box ‘redefines modular synthesis around the venerable stomp box’.
The Patch Box is a fully patchable, customizable effects pedal. The open architecture allows the patch box to create unique effects unattainable with standard, fixed signal path guitar pedals.
The Patch Box is available as a fully customizable, empty enclosure or as a pre-configured set of Complete and Core effects systems. Complete systems provide a fully curated modular effects system utilizing all the available space of the Patch Box Enclosure. Core systems offer a core effect and patchable modulation with room to expand and customize. Continue reading
Muse Research and Development, makers of the Receptor line of hardware plug-in players, have introduced a new entry-level model, called the VIP2.
The VIP 2 features a 3.3GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of RAM (expandable to 16GB), and built-in compatibility with the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL audio interface.
Here are the details: Continue reading
Today Moog Music announced the release of two new MiniFooger pedals, the MF Chorus Bucket Brigade Time Modulator and the MF Flange Bucket Brigade Harmonic Manipulator.
The MF CHORUS is a 100% analog BBD-based time modulation pedal that is capable of a wide range of sonic shifting and manipulation in both mono and stereo output modes. A three-position Mix switch quickly transitions the effect from subtle shifting and swirling into analog vibrato. The wide-range Time and Feedback controls allow users to further customize each sound to their personal taste. Like all Minifooger Analog Effects, the MF Chorus features a dedicated expression pedal input on its rear panel. This input provides hands-free control over one parameter – the Rate knob.
Twisted Electrons’ Crush is a tabletop effects unit that creates bit rate and sample rate reduction effects.
According to the company, “Crush can reveal interesting textures surprisingly rich in character and harmonics by lowering the sample rate and resolution of you sound.”
You can adjust the amount of distortion manually with the Crush knob, and/or add some modulation with the dual-shape LFO. Continue reading
NIIO Analog has introduced the Iotine Core 2 – a full analog audio processor, designed to ‘thicken and or shape’ mono audio signals. Continue reading
In this video, Robert Fripp demonstrates his ‘Frippertronics’ setup for live looping and overdubbing, using a pair of reel to reel tape recorders. Continue reading