At the 2016 Summer NAMM Show, we talked with Gizmotron about their Gizmotron 2.0 – an electro-mechanical bowing device that attaches to electric guitar or bass, enabling players to produce string sounds such as cello, viola or violin. The Gizmotron 2.0 debuted at a previous NAMM Show, but it is now available for both guitar and… Read More Gizmotron 2.0 Overview & Demo
At Musikmesse 2016, Yamaha introduced a new line of guitars, the Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar, that includes electro-acoustic chorus and reverb. The effects are generated by an actuator, fitted inside the guitar, that vibrates in response to string vibrations. These vibrations are then carried by the body of the guitar and the air inside and out, generating reverb and… Read More Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar Features Built In Electro-Acoustic Effects
ZVEX shared this video, demonstrating the Candela Vibrophase – a sort of steampunk, candle-powered Leslie effect. Here’s what they have to say about it:
When we have covered the Vo-96 Guitar on Synthtopia, readers’ comments have focused on ‘infinite sustain’ as the key feature, and compared the Vo Guitar’s technology to other sustain technologies. But inventor Paul Vo‘s vision for ‘acoustic synthesis’ is much deeper than infinite sustain.
At the 2016 NAMM Show, we got an update from Zivix on their JamStick+ MIDI guitar controller. They discussed two main audiences for the JamStick+:
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Boss is introducing the VO-1 Vocoder Pedal – a stompbox that lets you transform your tone into electronic voices, classic talk box sounds, and more. Here’s the official intro video:
Developer Robin Sukroso let us know that the ACPAC MIDI Controller, described as the world’s first wireless MIDI Controller for acoustic guitar, is now available via a Kickstarter project. The ACPAD lets you play instruments, control effects, record and trigger loops, trigger samples and control your DAW, wirelessly, from an acoustic guitar. Here is the… Read More ACPAD Adds A MIDI Controller To Your Acoustic Guitar
This video, via sonicstate, compares three effects pedals that specialize in big reverbs: the Strymon Big Sky, Digitech Polara and Crazy Tube Circuits Splash MK.