Godley & Creme’s Gizmotron Returns

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Gizmotron LLC announced plans to release a re-engineered, updated sequel to a guitar effects device that has not been seen or heard since the early 1980’s; the legendary Gizmotron.

Invented over 40 years ago, by Lol Creme and Kevin Godley of the rock group 10cc, the Gizmotron debuted at the NAMM trade show in 1979.

The Gizmotron 2.0 offers musicians the ability to mechanically bow one or more strings of a guitar or bass by pressings its keys. Each key brings a spinning wheel into contact with a string, creating a bowing sound similar to a cello, viola or violin.

Here’s an example of the Gizmotron 2.0 in action, on a Les Paul Deluxe: Continue reading

Electro-Harmonix Intros 22500 Dual Stereo Looper

electro_harmonix_22500_looper_dual_stereo_1430712000000_1143934At the 2015 NAMM Show, Electro-Harmonix debuted the 22500 Dual Stereo Looper.

The 22500 records high quality,
non-compressed audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32 GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops.

Includes an 8 GB card
for up to 13 hours of total recording time. Continue reading

BOSS Intros DD-500, ‘The Most Powerful Digital Delay Pedal Ever Made’

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, BOSS today introduced the DD-500, a new effects pedal that the call they most powerful digital delay pedal ever made.

The DD-500 stompbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes, along with deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI and more.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

Eurorack Modular Delay Effects Compared: Synthrotek DLY vs Synthrotek Echo

Synthrotek has introduced the DLY – a PT2399 bucket-brigade style delay for Eurorack modular systems.

In the video demo above, Synthrotek’s Steve Harmon introduces the new module and compares it to their Echo delay module.  Continue reading