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Printable Effects Units

What are printable effects pedals/units? In the world of studio and live effect products, there's been a new innovation in the last few years! These are units that let the user print, or download, to the unit whatever the user wants it to be. Meaning that by a direct computer connection, or by Bluet...

Switching Systems: Part 2

We introduced effect switching systems last time, and noted how you can connect a large number of pedals with little signal loss. This is because when a pedal is engaged, all of the others are taken out of the chain, because each is in its own isolated loop. The other asset these systems bring to th...

Switching Systems: Part 1

A new addition to the arsenal available to guitarists and other musicians is the switching system. These systems essentially consist of a number of isolated loops that an effect unit or pedal sits in. Imagine if your signal chain has 15 pedals in it. When you engage one pedal, your signal is still g...

Impulse Response Creation

A while ago we discussed the use of “Impulse Responses”. Impulse responses are digital models of a speaker cabinet, a speaker, a microphone, and the placement of the microphone. These are used in conjunction with digital amplifier simulators to help us create a natural guitar signal chain direct...

How to Use Pedals with Your DAW

We all love plugins, but if you've invested a good bit of money in guitar pedals, why not use them with your DAW? Many high end pedals beat plugins hands down, and offer a different sound. Radial makes a box where you can connect a line level signal from the recording system; it unbalances the signa...