Line 6 has unveiled Helix, its new flagship tour-ready guitar processor. Helix represents a giant leap forward in guitar processing, as well as a new way of thinking about guitarists and their relationship to technology.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
You use stomp boxes to affect your guitar’s signal. How about something that lets you change your tone right at the source: the guitar’s strings? Vo Inventions’ Vo Wond lets you vibrate the strings of your guitar individually to create string- and flute-like sounds.
John Crawford has introduced a patent-pending piece of gear called Jack, a Wi-Fi device that replaces your guitar cable with a “studio-quality 24-bit connection." Unlike existing wireless devices, it doesn’t use Bluetooth or radio technology, which are slow and cause a loss in fidelity.