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  • History of the Talk Box
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    History of the Talk Box

    10/29/16 in Talkboxes

    Although many hits have been marked by the Talk Box sound — take, for instance, California Love by 2Pac, Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi or Pigs by Pink Floyd — it still remains a little known effect. Often confused with the vocoder, the wah wah and even auto-tune, this mighty vocal machine is much older than you might think. At a time when there's…

  • The best small brands for guitar effect pedals
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    The best small brands for guitar effect pedals

    10/19/16 in Guitar Effects

    The long-awaited poll regarding "small" guitar effect pedal brands is finally here! It's open season for anybody who likes controversy!

  • The best big brands for guitar effect pedals
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    The best big brands for guitar effect pedals

    09/26/16 in Guitar Effects

    Despite the explosion of the pedal market and the appearance of countless small manufacturers, the big names in the effects world continue to implacably dominate the business. Here's a list of the main players in the pedal world. Be it huge corporations or somewhat smaller enterprises, they all share a common trait: a large production capacity. We…

  • iSolo Acoustic Guitar Microphone Review
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    iSolo Acoustic Guitar Microphone Review

    08/10/16 in iSolo iSolo

    If you are in the audio world you have surely noticed how crowdfunding campaigns have multiplied in recent years. Everyday there are news stories about "groundbreaking" products on platforms like KissKissBankBank and Indiegogo. This tendency seems to only be going up, so we decided to test ride some of the products being crowdfunded. The first one…

  • The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar
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    The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar

    07/27/16 in Overdrive pedals

    The overdrive pedal is one of the most timeless and classic effects for electric guitar, and finding the overdrive of your dreams can be a lifelong endeavor. They have become a true cult object and manufacturers have seized the opportunity to expand the offering exponentially throughout the years. Given the saturation of the market, it's not easy …

  • The Best Type of Vibratos for Electric Guitar
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    The Best Type of Vibratos for Electric Guitar

    07/03/16 in Guitar Vibratos

    Far from being a simple accessory, the vibrato has become an essential element in the playing style of many guitarists. Be it for subtle modulations with clean sounds or dive bombs with fat distortions, tremolo bar fans often look for specific types of vibratos. 403 members of the French version of Audiofanzine took part in a poll to choose their …

  • The Best Electric Guitar Tuners
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    The Best Electric Guitar Tuners

    06/30/16 in Guitar Machineheads

    Is there anything more annoying than a guitar that won't stay in tune? Most guitar lovers will say no. While there are several factors to consider, the quality of the tuning machines plays a crucial role to guarantee stability and comfort. But there are so many options out there that it's hard to make a decision. We polled 427 members of the Frenc…

  • Empress Effects releases Reverb stompbox
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    Empress Effects releases Reverb stompbox

    05/31/16 in Empress Effects Reverb

    Empress Effects has announced their Reverb pedal has started shipping, and requests customer inputs for next feature to be added in a free update.

  • iRig products to unlock Cubasis LE features
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    iRig products to unlock Cubasis LE features

    05/24/16 in Steinberg Cubasis LE App

    Owners of IK Multimedia’s iRig digital interfaces, mics & MIDI controllers can now unlock features inside of Cubasis LE for iPad.

  • Flash sale on Mr. Black's Eterna reverb pedal
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    Flash sale on Mr. Black's Eterna reverb pedal

    05/05/16 in Mr. Black Eterna

    Today and tomorrow, the Eterna reverb pedal is available with a discount from Mr. Black's online store.