The amp master and rig-builder-to-the-stars walks us through his latest and greatest tone solution for guitarists while the smooth shredster shows off the pedal's many moods of rude.
The Friedman IR-X dual-channel tube preamp is an entire Friedman rig in a compact pedalboard-friendly package. Powered by two high-voltage 12AX7 preamp tubes, each channel delivers the harmonic richness and touch response of Dave Friedman’s finest designs. DSP IR cabinet/power amp simulation sends a studio-quality mic’d-up tone to your DAW or Front-of-House.
IR-X isn't simulating a Friedman tube preamp. It is one. While many available preamp pedals utilize tubes to 'warm up' their digital or solid-state circuit, two glowing hot 12AX7 preamp tubes, running at the proper high voltage, are this pedal's beating heart. A genuine preamp in every way, IR-X delivers all the tone, response, gain characteristics, and harmonic complexity you expect from a Friedman design.
IR-X boasts two fully independent foot-switchable channels. Like the famed Friedman flagship amps, channel one takes your tone from bluesy, British-voiced cleans to a muscular Plexi-style roar. Engage channel two for the Friedman signature higher-gain voice and all the percussive punch, note clarity and singing sustain that comes with it.
Both channels feature their own independent and highly tweakable Boost circuits. This essentially gives you four channels, accessible with the tap of your toe.
All great tube amps need a great speaker cabinet, and whether sending your signal straight to the board or silently playing through the onboard headphone output, IR-X gives you a selection of Dave Friedman’s favorite IRs. Select the IR per channel using the 3-way mini toggle switches or load your own quickly and easily via IR-X’s editing software. You can even disengage the onboard IRs entirely to use IR-X’s tube preamp with another IR loader.
IR-X gives you astounding tonal control, but its included Friedman IR-X Editor software takes it to a new level. With it, you can tweak each channel’s power amp simulation via the thump and presence controls, load your favorite IRs, activate the Boost Lock feature, select loop ON/OFF and save it all to 128 MIDI presets.The IR-X software includes 12 free Friedman IRs to choose from.
IR-X is MIDI-capable. Whether pulling up presets with a pedalboard controller or switching channels with the laptop running your entire show, IR-X is ready for the job. It truly is the perfect marriage of modern control and classic tube tone.
The IR-X’s transparent effects loop allows you to easily integrate your favorite effects with everything from the most straightforward setups to the most complex digitally controlled rigs.
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Hotone Ampero Mini
Ampero Mini is the smallest guy in our Ampero family so far, offering you uncompromised Ampero sound in an ultra compact aluminum case.
✪ Ultra compact amp modeler & effects processor
✪ Powerful dual-core DSP platform ensure Ampero-grade tone quality
✪ CDCM & F.I.R.E. modeling system ensures high end tonal expressiveness and realistic playing experience
✪ 24-bit signal processing, 112dB S/N ratio
✪ Iconic touch screen operation and straight-forward UI for intuitive control
✪ Editable effect chain
✪ USB-C port for firmware upgrading, loading/editing/managing effects/IRs via free Mac/PC software or for use as an USB audio interface
✪ Up to 9 simultaneous effect modules
✪ Selected effects from stunning Ampero effects library including: -100+ CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. based amp, cab, legendary pedal models -Next-gen mic position and microphone type simulations -Selected Hotone original effects (drive/dynamic/filter/mod/delay/reverb models and more)
✪ User custom IR loader with 3rd party IR support
✪ Specially designed input jack for both electric and acoustic instruments
✪ 198 presets
✪ Ampero-style acoustic effects and patches
✪ Built-in drum machine with 100 patterns
✪ Built-in looper with max. 100 seconds recording time ✪ Authentic stereo output processing ✪ External controller jack for connecting external footswitches/pedals ✪ Customizable main display modes and theme colors and UI language
✪ Road-ready, light-weight aluminum casing
✪ 9V DC power supply
Dimensions:134mm (W) × 120mm (D) × 49mm (H)
Check out this demo of a rather faithful recreation of a classic echo box—right down to the beautiful imperfections.
Offering 1600ms of stereo delay, 7 repro-tape head combos and spring reverb, a 40-second stereo looper, and full MIDI control, the NUX TAPE ECHO (NDD-7) pays tribute to the original Space Echo while combining modern feature updates.
NUX TAPE ECHO uses Core-Image technology to recreate all the properties of the original Space Echo from 1974. It provides control of Bass, Treble, Time, Repeat, Level and Reverb, as well as further adjustment of Wow, Flutter, Saturation and Kill Dry. With different combinations of the virtual repro-tape heads, you have 7 delay pattern options. The longest delay time can reach 1600ms using Tap Tempo. You can even engage self-oscillation to get an infinite feedback.
An important feature of Space Echo is the spring reverb, which has also been recreated here. Core-Image technology captured the natural spring reverb sound and combined it with the warm and organic delay; NUX TAPE ECHO gives you lush echoes.
NUX TAPE ECHO also features a looper (SOS mode) with a maximum recording time of 40 seconds in stereo. Elsewhere, the pedal has 3.5mm MIDI IN/OUT jacks - you can assign the settings via a corresponding editor software. It’s a versatile and compact tool for modern guitarists looking for retro echo sound!
NUX TAPE ECHO highlights include:
• Up to 1600ms stereo delay time
• 7 Repro-Tape Heads combinations and Reverb only
• Core-Image technology brings natural Tape Echo with parallel spring reverb
• Realistic infinite pitch-shift feedback with TIME & REPEAT knobs tweaking
• Sub-division time signature with Tap Tempo foot switch
• 40 seconds stereo phrase loop
• Optional delay time display (MS / BPM)
• MIDI In/Out
• Holding ON footswitch for self-feedback
An environmentally friendly power box that offers a ton of juice—plus it’s carbon free.
WORLD’S FIRST CARBONFREE® POWER SUPPLY FOR EFFECT PEDALS!
In partnership with CarbonFund.org, the ECO-Dapter®’s carbon footprint is neutralized through the purchase of carbon offsets. CarbonFund.org’s certified carbon reductions are third party audited to assure the highest standards and are retired rather than being re-used.
The ECO-Dapter® also meets the stringent Level VI energy efficiency standards set out by the U.S. Department of Energy. This means that the ECO-Dapter® consumes less power, conserving natural resources while also eliminating the waste and environmental hazards associated with disposable batteries.
In addition to environmentally friendly operation, the ECO-Dapter® provides ultra-quiet, reliable, high-current power to your effects so they can operate at their peak performance levels.
Connect the ECO-Dapter® directly to your favorite pedals using the included Cable-11/R daisy chain & jumper cables. Purchase optional Power-All® daisy chain & jumper cables to power even more pedals from a single ECO-Dapter® power supply!
French neo-soul artist Kaspar Jalily shows off his new signature semi-hollow’s neo-traditional soul.
Vola Guitars and Kaspar Jalily have teamed up to design a guitar that he can use for his solo projects but also something that he can use for all the diﬀerent styles of session work and live performances that Kaspar is involved with. The Vola Vasti KJM J1 has an array of features that is worth checking out.