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 […]
Attention, solo and duo podcasters looking for an easy-to-use audio interface that won’t bust your budget: Focusrite Vocaster has arrived! Known for building some of the world’s most popular home studio interfaces for musicians, Focusrite loaded their Vocaster One and Vocaster Two with the podcasting community’s most-wanted features, like Auto Gain for setting levels quickly […]
The ideal amp for gigging, rehearsing, or bedroom jamming is a Katana! The Boss Katana series turned heads when it arrived for guitarists, and now the bassists are getting their turn. The Katana Bass series includes both a 2×10″, 160-watt option, and a 1×10″, 60-watt version. These are both practical, affordable options for the budding […]
Guitarists aren’t the only ones going gaga over EarthQuaker Devices’ Afterneath reverb effect! The EQD Afterneath Retrospective Eurorack module gives FX-curious keyboardists an eye-level version they can tweak, too. In our exclusive video, we put it inside a Cre8Audio NiftyBUNDLE Eurorack kit and pair it with Arturia’s MiniBrute 2, attempting to unlock its otherworldly sound.
How many gnarly rodents can you stuff into a stompbox? The JHS PackRat features nine rodent-style distortion versions all available on a single knob. Think replication, not emulation. When JHS founder Josh Scott crafted the original prototypes of the PackRat, he examined 45 different versions of the famous rodent-style stompbox. Now with the JHS PackRat, […]
J. Rockett Audio crafts incredibly useful effects that tend to stick around on pedalboards for the long haul. The J. Rockett El Hombre overdrive will be sticking to your board in no time with its classic “Texas-style” overdrive that captures all the nuances of your tone with incredible touch sensitivity. Alter your drive style with […]
Don’t simulate – recreate all the essential instruments necessary for the gigging keyboardist. Yamaha YC series stage keyboards feature a proprietary VCM engine that captures all the subtleties of acoustic and electronic pianos, organs, and more, right down to their circuitry. Find out what it all means as Yamaha’s Brother Paul Brown (current member of […]
Line 6 made waves all the way back in 1999 when the DL4 delay and echo unit made its debut. Now, it’s time to party like it’s 1999 again with the DL4 MkII. An updated take on the original unit, the DL4 MkII is complete with 30 delay options (15 MKII patches + 15 legacy […]
Dreadbox’s Nymphes is an ambitious 6-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer. With 6 different playing modes and a lush digital reverb, the Nymphes grants myriad sonic possibilities that promise to strike joy in anyone’s heart. In our exclusive video demo, we discover just what’s possible on a Dreadbox Nymphes.