Industry leaders in guitar software plugins IK Multimedia have released a brand-new range of stompboxes, taking the studio to the stage (and back again if need be!) Boasting 300 presets, each pedal is supplied with a matching virtual version for Mac or PC, along with a copy of AmpliTube 5 SE, so adjustments made in either realm can be easily saved.
There are currently four X-GEAR pedals to choose from, each covering a different area of guitar effects, including the X-DRIVE distortion, X-VIBE modulation, X-TIME delay, and X-SPACE reverb.
The X-GEAR stompboxes also conveniently function as a USB audio recording interface, complete with stereo out and full MIDI implementation. Featuring 24-bit/192kHz ultra-low noise converters, an extended frequency response of 5Hz-24kHz, and a dynamic range of up to 123dB, both wet and dry signals can be sent to your DAW in super-high fidelity.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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