I’ll try my best to refrain from making drummer jokes, but I will say that finding a good one is probably harder than hitting all six numbers on the Powerball lotto.
That’s the reason why drum machines were invented, but one dig against drum machines is that it’s nearly impossible to improvise live with them. Instead you have to remain in lockstep with pre-programmed songs and beats.
The Beatbuddy drum machine pedal has changed that, however, allowing musicians to engage intros, fills and rhythm changes as they see fit, with a simple tap of the foot. It’s like having a drummer who can read your mind and is completely at your own control—a concept never imagined possible until the Beatbuddy came along.
ToneConcepts has announced the launch of Steve Lukather’s signature pedal, The Luke, which was developed in collaboration with Lukather. The Luke is the first pedal in ToneConcepts' upcoming ICON series of signature pedals.
With Viscous Vibe, TC Electronic has created a dead-on 1:1 digital recreation of the legendary Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe, known from countless unforgettable recordings by Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and Pink Floyd.
Members of the Guitar World crew paid a visit to the TC Electronic booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new Viscous Vibe pedal and Helix phaser.
Packed with a selection of impressive ambience effects plus automatic pitch correction, doubling, and more, the VE-1 allows performing vocalists to easily enrich their sound with studio-quality processing.