If you listen to classic rock, then you’ve heard the wonderful and awe-inspiring sound of he Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato. It’s one of the most iconic effects in music history and that’s not an exaggeration. Since the late ™60s, players pushing the limits of the guitar have used it to blow minds and reconfigure the tonal and textural palette of music. The geniuses over at MXR have just remastered the classic effect for today’s guitarist but in a smaller footprint while maintaining all of the gorgeously chewy, Leslie-sounding goodness. With its simple three-knob interface, you can dial up the sound to your liking without problems. First, use the VIBE switch to select either Chorus Mode”dry signal mixed with pitch-shifted signal”or Vibrato Mode”only pitch-shifted signal. Then, use the LEVEL control to set the effect volume, the SPEED control to set the sweep rate, and the DEPTH control to set overall intensity. The Uni-Vibe comes in a Phase 90-sized housing”a fraction of the size and weight of the original Uni-Vibe pedal”and features true bypass switching. Perfect for hitting the road with lush, swirly madness.
- Take your chorus effect from subtle to extreme
- Much more pedalboard-friendly than the original
- Maintain your tone with true bypass switching
- Iconic Chorus/Vibrato true to the classic late ’60s tone
- Simple three-knob interface
- True bypass
Made famous by Jimi Hendrix, the Octavio Fuzz and its touch-responsive octave-up saturation continue to be employed by modern players, from straight-up rockers to low ’n’ slow doomsayers. For the first time ever, that iconic effect has joined the MXR standard line. The layout is as simple as it ever has been—just set the Output and Fuzz controls to your desired volume and intensity, and allow your picking and plucking dynamics to coax out the pedal’s legendarily searing, synth-like tones. Explore the furthest reaches of silicon saturation in a trusted vessel. Get yourself an MXR Octavio Fuzz.
The NUX Cerberus is a multi-function effects pedal that can be used stand-alone or with the 4-cable method. It comes packed with extraordinary features including inside routing, IR loader, analog overdrive & distortion and digital effects.
You can use Cerberus as a stand-alone device to prepare your setup and control as a stomp-box chain and/or save any combinations including routing as a preset and recall by a single click. You can add your essential gear into the chain with using the 4-cable method no matter which equipment you use. Cerberus also offers MIDI control to organize your own effect pedals and improve your effects control at the same time.
NUX put together two selected analog Drive / Distortion pedals, modulation effects and delay & reverb effects. All these sounds and effects were improvised both from the all-time-classic and newly most-liked gear.
Analog Overdrive and Distortion:
Overdrive (Blues Breaker): Cerberus Overdrive sound is a tribute to the ’70s Little Wing / Hendrix playing-style. The technology is only about 10 years ago, but it quickly became one of the most-preferred overdrive sounds on the market. The Overdrive Channel simply takes your guitar tone to the next level without adding mid-frequencies or any other unwanted characteristics inherent in “Tube Screamer Style” circuits and provides a transparent overdrive sound. Any pedal can sound amazing but when you create an effect chain, harmonizing the sound is critical for maximum efficiency.
Distortion (Brown Anger): If you prefer high gain distortion with a Classic British flavor, rich bass responses, thick mid-frequencies and a balanced treble response, Cerberus Distortion will soon become one of your all-time-favorite sounds. NUX also considered compatibility in respect to the Overdrive and Distortion channels. Whether you use distortion standalone or combine with overdrive, when you hit your distortion switch, you’ll feel the classic JCM touch on your sound.
Drive section has analog circuitry with digital control parameters and it remains analog (AD/DA converter starts from the MOD FX section).
Tremolo: Cerberus Tremolo creates authentic vintage tremolo guitar sounds and it is an easy-to-use compact effect, but it offers wide parameters for precise effect tailoring.
Phaser: It’s warm, organic, and rarely harsh and burnt-orange phaser. From simple and warm, to tuneful character melodic?
Sleepy psychedelic swirl, with rich high-end harmonics, Cerberus’s Phaser is a joy to use.
U-vibe: For guitarists who really dig the swirling vibes sound– especially in “vintage” mode, Cerberus’s U-Vibe offers a massive swirl, that’s true, it’s more than “feeling the U-Vibe” sound, you can jump on it. NUX made sure our U-Vibe effect included the classic favorites, and Cerberus has them ready
Chorus (CE – Analog, SC – Digital, ST – Modern)
CE Chorus: This chorus type is from early years of Chorus effect. There is no any other vintage sound without an analog chorus touch.
SC Chorus: SC Chorus adds a dreamy chorus sound and creates an ambient guitar tone. That’s another alternative chorus if you like a digital touch and to create and ensemble chorus effect.
ST Chorus: This is the most common chorus effect. From clean arpeggios or strumming and fat-drive power chords to sparkling distortion killer solos, Cerberus ST Chorus fills in the gaps to complete your sound.
Delay (’60s, ’70s and ’80s)
’60s Delay (Tape Delay) 55ms – 550ms: Tape delay effects that never get old. NUX picked a heavy-lift tape echo and shrunk it to add one of the delay modes in Cerberus. In ’60s Delay mode you can create aged over-saturated repeats — the way tape does!
’70s Delay (BBD) 40ms – 400ms: This mode can handle all or your performance needs if you prefer to use analog-style repeats. It has a decreased modulation so you feel really the popular analog-like BBD sound repeats.
’80s Delay (Digital Delay) 80ms – 800ms: ’80s Delay sounds fantastic is super easy to use. Its simplicity makes it the best mode if you are already using modulation effects, and all you want are crystal clear repeats.
All of the Delay effects provide an original sound and each one has its own delay speed range. When Tap Tempo is activated, the Time Knob controls the repeat quantize and Tap Tempo delay range is 125ms – 1500ms for all delay types. And while you tweak the Time Knob, it still allows you to have the original delay time range to emerge infinite feedback, run-away/oscillation as physical tape echo and BBD delay.
Reverb (Plate, Hall and Spring)
Plate Reverb: Plate reverb helps you to have the touch of reverb. If you are in need of a deep ambiance, long decay parameters will give you the deepest but also versatile and organic reverb sound.
Hall Reverb: It offers the spacious feeling of a well-architected performance hall with natural reflections in a studio quality reverb effect.
Spring Reverb: Based on a tank sound, get the warmth and richness of a vintage reverb unit with Cerberus’s Spring Reverb function.
Impulse Response (IR) Loader
Cerberus has stereo outputs: one is a dedicated Output with speaker simulation for direct connection to the mixer or your audio interface. When using both Outputs, you can activate or deactivate by pressing the Speaker Cab Sim button. This comes in handy when running 2 amps. The headphone output is cab simulated and ready-to-play. It can run any 3rd party IR files as well.
An integrated loop switcher, kill dry function, 0 to 20dB volume boost and an accurate tuner into a simple-to-use floor unit. Great tone, ultimate flexibility, easy control, and extreme portability make Cerberus ideal for all players. It also has an additional foot control switch for the selected functions of your choice and you can also connect an expression pedal while it becomes a volume control option before the digital section.
Control switch can be assigned as Reverb, Mod FX, Drive Section Bypass or Clean Boost (0dB – 20dB)
MIDI Implement / Global Settings
When you’re using any kind of MIDI-compatible pedals and stomp boxes, they are extremely handy when paired with a rack processor or even a guitar effects software. Cerberus provides full MIDI implementations that you can use and combine with any MIDI-supported gear.
Bob Weir’s Real Deal acoustic preamp by Pigtronix provides crystal-clear, super-loud acoustic guitar tone while faithfully maintaining the organic wooden sound of the instrument like no other pedal has ever done.
– Single (TS) or Dual-Source (TRS) input
– Balanced (TRS) Input for External Mic
– Low-noise 24db / octave optical filters
– Crossover sweeps from 300Hz to 3kHz
– 60db Gain on Microphone channel
Phantom Power & Phase Inversion
18VDC Power Supply Included
- Smallest guitar graphic equalizer pedal in the world
- 5-Band Graphic EQ with master level control
- ±18dB adjustable gain range per band
- Full metal shell
- Very small and exquisite
- True bypass
- Requires DC 9V Adapter power supply
The MOOER GE150 is the newest entry in the GE line of multi-effects pedals from MOOER. The GE150 comes packed with 55 High-quality amp models and 151 different effects, a straight forward and intuitive UI, topped off with a fully-functioning expression pedal. With OTG capabilities, users can record directly into a compatible device from anywhere!
Mooer GE150 Multi FX Floor Pedal
Factory preset 26 IR sampling cabinet simulation, and support loading third-party IR sampling data
200 preset sounds included
Support TAP TEMPO dot setting function
Support expression pedal function, custom parameter settings
USB interface supports PC-side tone editing and firmware upgrade
Built-in 80-second LOOPER recording loop
Support headphone output for silent practice
Support line audio input AUX IN
Built with drum machine function, with 40 drum machine rhythms and 10 metronome rhythms
250K MONO VOLUME PEDAL (FOR PASSIVE SIGNALS)
The Ernie Ball full-size Mono Volume Pedal features a super smooth foot sweep for precise volume control and is perfectly voiced for passive audio signals. Directly behind the input jack under the footplate is a micro taper switch which provides the user two distinct volume swell rates. The Ernie Ball VP 250k’s rugged construction consists of aircraft grade aluminum housing that is virtually indestructible.
Loosely based on the vintage Foxx Tone Machine, the Orange Fur Coat Fuzz takes its inspiration from the great fuzz pedals of the 70’s.
The Fur Coat gives you a fully controllable octave fuzz pedal. Separate switches mean you can choose between Fuzz or Octave Fuzz. The controllable Octave up fuzz means you can bring in the fuzz to whatever level you need and the EQ allows you to boost your Treble or Bass. This truly is a fuzz you control.
This is our only True Bypass pedal. This is because a Fuzz is better at the beginning of the chain where it interacts directly with your guitar. Placing the pedal further into your signal chain or after a buffer will give the fuzz a more distorted tone.
The Orange Fur Coat fuzz can be used into a clean amp or an amp with some hair. When used into an overdriven amp, it creates a unique, thick “fur coat” of vintage fuzz.
Something quite rare, rather than simply being able to switch it on/off, the Fur Coat adds octave up as you increase the octave control.
LOW POWER CONSUMPTION:
The Orange Fur Coat fuzz draws very little current (much less than 10mA) allowing for long battery life. Use a regulated 9-12V DC centre-negative power supply.
CONTROLS (LEFT TO RIGHT):
VOLUME, EQ, OCTAVE, FUZZ
ACTIVATE OCTAVE, ACTIVATE FUZZ
UNBOXED DIMENSIONS (W X L X H):
9.5 × 6.5 × 13CM (3.7 X 2.6 X 5.1″)
524G (1.15 LBS)
BOXED DIMENSIONS (W X L X H):
11.4CM X 14.8CM X 8CM
JOYO JF-328 Nebulous Phase mini Guitar Effect Pedal
The JOYO JF-328 Nebulous Phase mini Guitar Effect Pedal has landed and what a JOY-o it has been trying it out.
The nebulous phaser splits the audio signal into 2 separate paths. One is unaffected while the other passes through 4 all pass filters and a LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), these two signals are then mixed back together. As the Nebulous has 4 of these all pass filter it makes it a 4stage phaser, just like a certain orange ancestor ;). The phase filters the guitar signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum. The position of the peaks and troughs of the waveform being affected is then modulated, adjusting speed, width and feedback. The phase effect varies over different times, adjusting the phase width (the gap between the peaks), creates a sweeping effect that can sometimes be confused with flanger..
As well as the plethora of 70’s rock, funk and pop recordings, phase is commonly found on 70s keyboards and remains a classic effect. We got great results placing the nebulous phase after the molo tremolo, something oscillating before adjusting the volume. Using the shape shifting molo trem, you will be creating anything from a subtle modulated effect to widen your girth, or something that will take you out of this world..
Listen to Small Faces, Brian May, Radiohead, Eddie Van Halen.
and watch the demo.
JOYO JF-301 Rated Clean Boost Ironman Mini Guitar Effects Pedal
The Joyo Rated Boost JF-301 is part of the highly rated JOYO Ironman series, well built tiny tone machines that are guaranteed to surprise with their sound quality and affordability. With ±12dB boost range and active low/high EQ it is perfect for a little extra volume or gain on tap!
The Joyo JF-301 Rated Boost is here to push your amp to beautiful overdriven overtones while maintaining your guitar’s inherent natural sound.
Dial in crystal clear volume or add a little dirt and EQ to take it up a notch for your tasty solo.
One special feature of the Ironman series is the cover that flips over the controls to protect your carefully dialed in settings from getting changed accidentally. Set it and forget it! A nice little bonus is the LED light glows through the cover when engaged for a cool visual effect.
Running Current 18mA
Power:DC 9V adapter (negative polarity)
Dimensions 73(L) * 43(W)* 50(H)mm
Plug in 9v DC Adapter (not included)
JOYO Cab Box Guitar Cabinet Speaker Simulator and IR Loader
The JOYO CAB BOX is a guitar cabinet emulator, a guitar effect pedal that allows full configuration of vintage and modern amps. You can configure the power amp, Cab simulations, Microphone type and distance, EQ, midi control and loading & editing of 3rd party IR files.
The Cab box makes everything about recording or performing so much easier and authentic with a massive array of adjustable parameters to achieve the custom guitar set up of your choice.
The JOYO Cab Box has a straightforward and user friendly interface that fits on the pedalboard, it offers full configuration and eliminates complex menu options found on amps, tablets and computers.
The sound of vintage and modern amps is at your feet.
The JOYO Cab box features
- 4 tube power amps – select and edit the tube parameter, Select tubes from 6L6,6V6,EL34 or EL84
- 20 cabinet models (see below)
- 11 classic microphone models – adjusting microphone model, microphone type, microphone angle position & distance.
- 3 fully configurable post EQs for guitar, bass & parametric. With settings for Gain & Attentuation, Q value, Low & High Pass filtering. The 5 band EQ is fully customisable, setting the 5 bands from 80hz to 11khz and level adjustments as required for each.
- 20 preset IR loading and an additional 10 loading memory banks for third party IR.
- 128 cab memory slots to save all of your presets.
An IR is an impulse response (IR, for short) its a sound measurement that takes into account the conditions around a guitar cabinet speaker, including the room, microphone and mic preamp. The JOYO Cab box works with third party IR files, simply connect to the pc/mac via USB for IR loading using the JOYO Cab software.
With the JOYO Cab Box IR loader, in addition to 20 preset saving locations, you can store 10 additional third party IRs, Using the software you can load or delete third party IRs and then apply these to the Cab box emulation.
IR sampling info:
- IR file format: .wav
- Sampling accuracy: 24bit
- (supports 16/24/32 bits third party IR files)
- Sample rate: 44.1kHz
- Sample’s length:1024pts
The JOYO CAB BOX has many parameters to adjust, a large display screen, easy control buttons and sits nicely on the pedalboard. It is perfect on the board for performing, at the recording desk, mixer/pa or even at home using direct with headphones.
Inside the JOYO you will find cab boxes inspired by world class vintage and modern Cabinet speakers amps:
- Vibro Silver 1×8
- Prince Reverb 1×10
- 57 Tweed 1×12
- AC15 1×12
- 67 Twin 2×12
- Madchless 2×12
- AC30 Blue 2×12
- 64 Super 4×10
- Bass Bigman 4×10
- 1960A Green 4×12
- 1960B V 30 4×12
- Juice PPC 4×12
- Soldano L 4×12
- Recto MB S 4×12
- Recto MB T 4×12
- Die2al V30 4×12
- Die2al G12 4×12
- Ampg SVT 1×15
- Ampg SVT 4×10
- Ampg SVT 8×10
Microphones with distance and angle adjustment
Power Amp Tube Valves – Adjust input, presence and output.
Control buttons: Master Volume, Parameter Select, Power Amp, Cab/Mic, EQ, SAVE, HOME, LED Toggle
- Input: 6.35mm mono plug
- Output: 6.35mm mono plug
- XLR balanced plug
- 3.5mm stereo plug
- Input Impedance: 2.2MΩ
- Output Impedance: 470Ω
- XLR Output Impedance: 470Ω
- Headphones Impedance: 35Ω
- Working Current : 300mA
- Working Voltage: DC 9V(center minus)
- Dimensions: 130*110*50mm
- Weight: 418g
Inspired by one of the most sought-after (and expensive) sounds in rock & roll
Complete, dynamic range of drive tones, from subtle break-up to robust, fuzzy dirt
Gain, Tone and Volume controls let you dial in your drive tone with precision
Voice control adds an extra dimension of control, allowing you to darken or brighten the overall color of your tone
Carl regularly spends some of his spare time listening to his old records from the 60’s and 70’s. More often than not, he will find a record or artist that will inspire him to create a new pedal. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 records or artists to fully develop an idea! Now, think back to Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies, Robin Trower’s Bridge of Sighs, or almost anything by David Gilmour, and then open your creative mind to the Purple Moon! It has taken a couple years on the bench for Carl to be satisfied because it has been developed with very creative guitarists in mind. The Purple Moon is the only True Bypass, all analog, dual speed Vibe with Fuzz, and it is your ticket to recreating the same classic guitar sounds that inspired Carl. Like the rest of the pedals in the Vintage Series, the Purple Moon features a die-cast case with it’s own special colour, mini knobs for ease of use, high quality switching, bright visible LED’s and a choice of 9V battery power, or suitable transformer
Well, does the world really need another Chorus pedal? Hmmm good argument, does it? Does it really? Well yeah, if it has something to bring to the table. So what does the new Carl Martin Atlantic Chorus bring to the table apart from the stellar looks with its new two-toned die-cast enclosure in Ocean Blue anodized finish, small pedal board friendly footprint, connector jack on the top, and top-notch sound (off cause)? Well, there are a few tricks; highly unusual for a chorus pedal, the Atlantic Chorus has a level control, which actually can boost the signal quite a bit to sit right in the mix. But the real game changer is in the RATE control knob which blends in vibrato for some more extreme in-depth chorus modulations