Line 6 Intros Amplifi FX100 iOS-enabled WiFi Effects Pedal

amplifi-fx100At Musikmesse 2014, Line 6 today introduced AMPLIFi FX100, an iOS enabled, ‘cloud-enhanced’ multi-effects pedal. It lets users wirelessly control every detail of the effect.

The AMPLIFi Remote iOS app lets users control the pedal from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch*. With the Remote app, there’s no need to navigate through tiny screens and complex menus. Users can create, share, download and rate tones with a cloud-based community of musicians. Continue reading

Creating ‘Spooky’ Effects For Halloween

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In the latest Electro-Harmonix Effectology episode, effects guru Bill Ruppert takes a look at creating ‘spooky’ sound effects for Halloween using pedals.

While Ruppert’s series is aimed at guitarists, his approach to pedals is to basically use them like a modular synthesizer.

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Boss Intros RC300 Loop Station – Offers 3 Independent Stereo Tracks

Roland RC300 Loop Station

BOSS today announced the RC-300 Loop Station, the company’s new flagship real-time phrase loopers.


  • Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
  • Dedicated fader per track
  • Expression pedal for effects control in real time
  • Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
  • 16 onboard effects optimized for looping
  • XLR Microphone input with phantom power
  • USB storage; import/export WAV files

Details below.

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Paranormal Effect Pedals

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Guitar effect guru Bill Ruppert sent word of a new video in his excellent Effectology series, Paranormal Guitar Effects:

I am writing to tell you of a new Effectology video I thought your viewers would enjoy watching.

This is the video series I do for Electro-Harmonix on how to produce “impossible” sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect foot pedals.

In this fun episode I explore guitar effects in the amazing world of the unknown!
Alien Bells, Poltergeist Strings, Theremin, X-Files and more.

While this may, on first glance, seem a bit off-topic for Synthtopia, Ruppert approaches effects pedals in way very similar to creating patches on modular synthesizers.

You can details on his patches at the Electro Harmonix forum.