Line 6 has unveiled Helix, its new flagship tour-ready guitar processor. Helix represents a giant leap forward in guitar processing, as well as a new way of thinking about guitarists and their relationship to technology.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
You use stomp boxes to affect your guitar’s signal. How about something that lets you change your tone right at the source: the guitar’s strings? Vo Inventions’ Vo Wond lets you vibrate the strings of your guitar individually to create string- and flute-like sounds.
John Crawford has introduced a patent-pending piece of gear called Jack, a Wi-Fi device that replaces your guitar cable with a “studio-quality 24-bit connection." Unlike existing wireless devices, it doesn’t use Bluetooth or radio technology, which are slow and cause a loss in fidelity.
Apogee Electronics has announced that its Duet, Quartet and Ensemble audio interfaces for Mac now include Waves plugin bundles. Customers who purchase a new Apogee Duet for $649 from an authorized dealer on or after June 8 can register their product and receive a license for the Waves Silver plugin bundle.
The EVH Wolfgang USA guitar designed and played by Eddie Van Halen is one hell of a fine instrument, but not everyone can afford its $4,000-plus sticker price. Fortunately, EVH recently introduced its most affordable version of the Wolfgang guitar yet—the EVH Wolfgang WG Standard.