Gibson has re-introduced the Faded series that became popular in the early 2000s, that later attained a cult status amongst gigging guitarists. This time around, Gibson has brought the “Faded” finish to the Les Paul Standard ’50s and ’60s as well as the SG Standard ’61 Maestro. The zZounds team was lucky enough to get […]
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 […]
Satisfy your cravings for the ultimate Mesa/Boogie tone with the world-renowned Mark Series. This series’ pedigree spans over four decades, from founder Randall Smith’s earliest tinkerings to the modern high-gain amps of today. Whether you are looking for pristine yet muscular cleans, juicy saturation, or anything in between, a Mark Series amp delivers with ease. […]
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 […]
Add vintage character to your recordings! The Universal Audio Volt 276 interface has built-in analog compression and tube emulation circuitry to add warmth and vibe to your tracks. With its Vintage Mic Preamp mode, you can add the warm, tube-based sound of the classic Universal Audio 610 preamp to your tracks at the push of […]
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 […]