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Posted on21 August 2017 4:27 PM GMT

12 of the Best Delay Workstation Pedals for Your Consideration

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12 of the Best Delay Workstation Pedals for Your Consideration

Some of you will have deduced from my relatively recent ’Empress EchoSystem vs Strymon TimeLine’ post that I recently made the move across to the new Empress EchoSystem Delay workstation - which I currently consider cream of the crop. Its Dual Effect abilities and easy selection of modes and parameters are what swung it for me. The Boss DD-500 does not appear to be quite up to the standard of the more recent RV-500 and MD-500 pedals, but supposedly a significant firmware update is

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Posted on21 August 2017 9:30 AM GMT

12 of the Best Reverb Workstation Pedals for your Consideration

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12 of the Best Reverb Workstation Pedals for your Consideration

Reverb is one of my must have pedals - it’s one of 6 pedals in my chain that is always on, alongside a booster, compressor, noise gate, equalizer and double-tracker - without it, the tone is wholly missing a key dimensions. I was very fortunate in that I did some solid research right at the start, and went directly to a Strymon BigSky, an exceptionally lush pedal, which many still consider the King of Reverbs.

 

Even though I still love the BigSky, and it will stay permanently in

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Posted on20 August 2017 11:15 PM GMT

9 of the Best Guitar BitCrusher Pedals for Your Consideration

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9 of the Best Guitar BitCrusher Pedals for Your Consideration

This is an area that I’ve really only dipped my toes into, and need to put a little more of a concerted effort to figure out what works best for me. Some of these pedals have been touched on before in the ’16 Weird and Wonderful Guitar Noise Pedals’ and other posts, but this is the first time all are featured together in one category for you to compare and contrast fully.

 

I have already acquired the BitQuest here, which is a bit of an oddity really - fantastic, but

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Posted on17 August 2017 11:46 PM GMT

10 Modern T-Style Guitars for Your Consideration

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10 Modern T-Style Guitars for Your Consideration

Anyone even remotely connected with electric guitars knows that pretty much most of what is out there in the marketplace is derived from just 3 original guitars - the Les Paul, Stratocaster and Telecaster. I personally have a preference for the Stratocaster / S-type style of guitars, followed by the elegant curves of the Les Paul / LP-Style, with the T-type / Telecaster a somewhat distant third.

 

Until recently, I had often wondered why the Tele’s weren’t so much to my

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Posted on16 August 2017 2:00 AM GMT

9 of the Best Ambient Delay + Reverb Pedals for Your Consideration

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9 of the Best Ambient Delay + Reverb Pedals for Your Consideration

All-in-one ambient pedals are a relatively new thing. I had toyed with including ones like the Mooer Ocean Machine and the Boss RV-500, but I ended up leaning more towards slightly simpler pedals which give you those lovely ambient washes when you crank up the reverb - and fill in the spaces between with elegant musical repeats generated by simultaneous delays.

 

The first of these I experienced were the EQD Avalanche Run and Foxpedal The Wave - which are at the more feature-rich end of

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Posted on16 August 2017 1:12 AM GMT

9 of the Best Mini Fuzz Pedals for Your Consideration

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9 of the Best Mini Fuzz Pedals for Your Consideration

I used to have quite a thing for mini pedals - and have amassed a number by Mooer, OneControl, Xotic, Wampler, Ibanez etc. I often use these as a first foray into an effects area - to determine what kind of thing I like and equally importantly - what I might not like. By and large, mini pedals are restricted in functionality / feature set by their diminutive enclosure size, and they tend to be digital / DSP types as you cannot fit a whole load of analogue circuitry into such a small form factor

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Posted on15 August 2017 11:19 PM GMT

16 of the Best Mooer Micro pedals worth having

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16 of the Best Mooer Micro pedals worth having

If you are a pedal fan like myself, you will know by now what there are 4 universal full-range pedal makers - i.e. have a pedal for every occasion, we are of course talking of Boss, Electro-Harmonix, MXR and TC Electronic. And while the latter two have a number of mini pedals out, those are very far from being representative of all the pedals available in regular or medium-sized enclosures. In fact the only company that really has a mini pedal for every purpose is Mooer with its Micro Series.

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Posted on04 August 2017 10:23 AM GMT

Affino 7.5.18 Release - Awards, Seminars, Recruitment, Service Credits & Optimisation

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Affino 7.5.18 Release - Awards, Seminars, Recruitment, Service Credits & Optimisation

This is the final major Affino 7.5 release before Affino 8 launches. We have extended Affino in four major ways with the new Awards and Seminars modules; major updates to Recruitment management, including the online sale of job postings, and user self management of job postings; and the re-launch of Service Credits, now fully supported across mobiles and tablets.

 

We are reaching the end of the Affino 8 development cycle, and in preparation are focused on simplifying and optimising

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Posted on03 August 2017 11:36 PM GMT

Check out our recently updated Affino Features Pages

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Check out our recently updated Affino Features Pages

Over the last few months we’ve been remodelling and re-originating our ’Features’ pages to cover all the latest updates and patch releases. On the old site we handled Features somewhat differently and listed them on a more individual basis - meaning 60 or so separate articles (covering 100’s of features).

 

This time around we have largely taken a more holistic approach, and grouped Affino Features into more contextual / larger categories. We can probably

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Posted on03 August 2017 10:54 PM GMT

9 of the Best Chorus+Vibrato Guitar Pedals for Your Consideration

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9 of the Best Chorus+Vibrato Guitar Pedals for Your Consideration

Apart from the intro to Purple Rain, I’ve never been a particular fan of the Chorus Effect per se, but add some flutter and depth for Vibrato, and I’m all in. Many of the smarter Chorus + Vibrato pedals go one better and give you a decent flavour of a Leslie / Rotary Speaker too, do note that even though there are a myriad chorus effects pedals out there, the vast majority are mono only and cannot therefore properly simulate the Leslie effect, which really does need stereo

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