Introduced in 1974, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo stands among the most legendary and sought-after effect units ever produced. The Boss RE-202 faithfully delivers the authentic sound and behavior of the Space Echo like never before with modern amenities and vintage-voiced tones. Roland/Boss engineers have tirelessly reproduced the same non-linear behaviors that original tape echoes […]
Compression is one of the most-heard effects in the world, but its ubiquity is almost matched by its mystery. While the applications of compressors can range from gentle squeeze to full vice grip, training your ear to hear the subtle differences can sometimes prove arduous. Well, wonder no more! Check out this special edition of […]
Melodic, harmonious, intuitive, and playful, Syntakt is a 12-track drum specialist that brings Elektron’s world-class 64-step sequencing into the realm of drum synthesis and soundscaping – no experience required. Watch as we explore this instrument in our exclusive demo video!
Get ready to rock with the Blackstar St. James amps! Available in both head and 1×12″ combos, these amps come in your choice of two bold flavors, thanks to the legendary pedigrees of each model’s power tubes: • EL34 – The classic high-gain British sound. Imagine crispy cleans that smoothly transition into compressed saturation and […]
Pint-size but mighty, Korg’s Volca Series synths and groove machines are quite possibly the perfect portable music instruments for stage and studio. Watch as Justin covers the compelling features crowning Korg’s backpackable musical cohorts!
Sometimes you just want to take your tone to another world. Wampler, Beetronics, and Walrus Audio are all known for crafting effects pedals that are not only built like tanks, but feature some of the most unique and useable tones in the world of effects manufacturers. In our exclusive zZounds Live demo, we’ll be diving […]
In this special edition of zZounds Live, Rob Scallon joined the zZounds crew! Justin and Rob Scallon talked all things content creation and how Rob got started in making videos. During their talk, they also showed how 7 and 8-string guitars aren’t just a one trick pony made for djenting. Rob tells us about his […]
Have you ever performed a golden take only to realize afterward that the amp sound just wasn’t quite there? Or maybe you want to audition the perfect amp for a hot solo you just recorded? If you record any guitars at all, then now’s the time to learn about reamping. With recording technology more accessible […]
In this edition of zZounds Live, Justin shows that the Mesa/Boogie Badlander 50 is no one-trick pony. With three gain modes, two identical channels, and the ability to run in 50 or 20 watts, the Mesa/Boogie Badlander 50 is one versatile beast. Is that not enough? Well, this amp also has a headphone output and […]