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Strymon Iridium: The Premier Guitar Review

February 26, 2020
Intrigued but also daunted by sophisticated amp modelers? Strymon's latest brilliantly bridges the gap with a simple stompbox-style interface boasting a handful of stellar amp emulations.
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Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb: The Premier Guitar Review

February 7, 2020
A DSP-driven blackface Deluxe that dares players to differentiate between tube and digital.
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mooer

Mooer GE250, GE300 Lite, A7 & D7 Demos | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
The company's flagship line of amp modelers expands with a pair of new models that also include Tone Capture.
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nux

Nu-X Effects Mighty Plug Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
This rather small plug offers amp modeling, effects, Bluetooth, and recording-interface capabilities—all for $60.
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positive grid

Positive Grid Spark Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
SmartJam performance-analyzing technology boosts this app-enabled practice partner’s fun factor.
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Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
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First Look: Strymon Iridium

November 5, 2019
Marshall-, Vox-, and Fender-style tones and a plethora of killer cab and speaker IRs reside in this impeccable pedalboard amp modeler for stage and studio.
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Blackstar

First Look: Blackstar Silverline Standard

October 10, 2019
We take a listen to the British amp outfit’s latest, which features six power-tube-mimicking modes and numerous recording and performance options—all in a compact and handsome form factor.
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ToneMaster

First Look: Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb

October 7, 2019
Classic "American" amp tones in a butt-simple modeling amp? You bet—and it sheds 15 pounds in the process!
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Line 6

First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120 MkII

September 9, 2019
Thousands of tone-shaping options and thumping power make the Spider's latest evolution a screaming deal.
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Fractal Audio Systems

Fractal Audio Systems Announces the FM3

April 26, 2019
The compact floor unit captures the subtle sonic characteristics of real tube amps, with 265+ models offering an impressive range of clean tones, elusive “edge of breakup”, and everything from warm, touch-sensitive overdrive to face-melting modern distortion.
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Joyo Audio

Joyo Audio Introduces the MA-10 Combo & Gem Box III

April 26, 2019
The Chinese brand now offers a series of portable amps specially designed for different instruments and a multi-effect unit with 150+ effect types and 300 presets.
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IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Review

March 6, 2019
This audio interface/MIDI controller is perfect for iOS devices—and lots of other things.
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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 Review

February 7, 2019
Solid-state circuitry makes this programmable powerhouse light, and super-flexible, too.
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mooer

NAMM '19 - Mooer GE300 Demo

January 27, 2019
Listen to the company's new all-in-one multi-effects unit that features amp modeling, IR support, a polyphonic synth engine, and more.
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FEAT

Clone Your Clean Amp Tones!

December 20, 2018
Discover how to create hyper-realistic models of your favorite combos and stacks using impulse-response technology.
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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
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IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia Introduces Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube

November 5, 2018
Collection features models of the gear used on Pantera's classic album, Cowboys From Hell.
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ik

SNAMM '18 - IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Demo

July 19, 2018
Check out the power lurking inside the USB pedalboard controller that integrates a professional, high-resolution, MFi-certified audio interface with MIDI input/output.
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line 6

SNAMM '18 - Line 6 Shuriken Variax SR270 & Spider V 20 Demos

July 1, 2018
Check out updates dished out on the company's popular modeling instrument and practice combo.
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