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The loop pedal is a fun gadget to bring around during gigs, and a great tool for experimenting with your sound. Today, we look into Rowin’s Tiny Looper pedal to know more about whether it’s worth adding to the selection or not. Details & Specs: Simple, one-key looper with 10 minutes of clear looping + unlimited overdubbing functions Precise, true bypass technology (48kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio quality) USB output for easy upload/download to and from the PC Made of high-quality zinc alloy for premium durability and sturdiness Includes an owner manual and one USB cable (no power supply included) Retailed...

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Isolated power supplies are necessary for the pedal to perform at its best. We bring you the Donner Dp-1 Guitar Pedal Power Supply, one of the power source must-haves in the market today. Details & Specs: 10 isolated output plugs with Short-Circuit Protection tech Made of aluminum alloy for its light weight, portability, and smooth, strong finish Power indicated by bright blue LED lights Includes 10 pieces of link power cables Power supply: AC 100v – 240v; input: DC 18v powering 9v/12v/18v pedals Retailed at $39.99; 15.5 ounces Given that you, as a musician, might need more than two or...

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The MXL 770 prides itself as the condenser microphone that’s worth the price/performance ratio. Because of this, we thought of trying it out ourselves. Details & Specs High-quality FET pre-amp for its low-frequency response and high-end clarity; Low noise and dynamic range by its transformer-less balanced output 10db pad for a wide sound source variety; 10db attenuation switch and bass frequency roll-off switch Multipurpose small-diaphragm condenser, black metal construction, and finish Cardioid polar pattern with a frequency response of 30Hz – 20kHz Low-frequency roll-off for reduced, unwanted rumble Power requirements: 48V phantom power (+/ 4V) Retailed at $74.97; 1 pound...

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We’ve reviewed microphones worth looking into before, and we’ve got a new one we believe you should try. Introducing the Blue Yeti USB Microphone, a strong tri-capsule array condenser with features that both promise and serve. Details & Specs Tri-capsule array technology to fit various recording setups (power consumption requirement of 5V 150mA) Multi-pattern selection for impressive recording flexibility (stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional modes) Microphone frequency response – 20Hz to 20kHz; headphone amplifier frequency response – 15Hz to 22 kHz Headphone output with zero latency; gain control and mute button Compatible with Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista) and...

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Amps are basically your guitar’s best friend, but they may not always come in the quality you expect; hence our duty to give you as many options as possible. If you’re looking into amps for medium to large audiences, check out our review for the Marshall MG102CFX. Details & Specs 2x12 combo amp (100 watts) with 4 programmable channels (clean, crunch, OD1, OD2) Critically acclaimed Marshall analog tone technology Carbon fiber finish for look and feel Digital effects: flanger, vibe, octave, chorus, phaser; digital delay: hi-fi, tape, reverse, multi With power amp dampening switch tech and a supplied 2-way channel...

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Want to expand your condenser microphone selection? An option you can rely on is the Audio-Technica AT2020, a condenser mic that can nail every star performance you desire. Details & Specs Standard inside address studio condenser microphone technology ideal for project or studio applications The unmatched versatility provided by its wide dynamic range and high SPL-handling Extended frequency response that is also super transient, made possible by its custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm Cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the desired sound source Includes a pivoting, threaded stand mount for easy and precise placement Includes a 5/8”-27 to 3/8”-16 threaded adapter and a...

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Pedals have always been “instrumental” to various musicians ever since the tech made it possible for them to be experienced. Nowadays, with the help of new innovations and design iterations, we can enjoy advanced, if not hybrid editions of the pedals we’ve come to love. If you’re a big multi-effects fan, we recommend you check out our review for the NUX MG 100 below. Details & Specs Multi-effect pedal/processor with 58 built-in effects (8 of which can be simultaneously used) plus a 6-band graphic EQ designed mainly for the electric guitar Added playability (sound on sound) by its 40-second phrase...

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Wireless transmitting tends to become a tedious chore when you’re not getting the right signals and tones to cut through the mix. Thanks to today’s technology, however, we’re delighted to share what we think about the Donner’s DWS-2 Wireless Guitar System. Details & Specs Easy-to-use, plug-and-play wireless system for guitars and bass; providing high-quality tone and short delays (less than 2.5ms latency) Uncompressed wireless transmitting up to 100 feet Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 2.5 hours of operation (USB port for charging) Simultaneous support for 4 sets of devices – CH1-CH1 to CH4-CH4 Head can be rotated up...

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Getting high-quality sound for your audio needs can be tough without the right mic. With Blue Snowball’s “iCE Condenser Microphone,” however, we guarantee you’re getting one of the best condenser microphone values the market can offer. Details & Specs Crystal-clear audio with 40 – 18 kHz frequency response fit for music, podcast, YouTube, interview, and video call needs (including a special Skype certification) Stylish, custom capsule condenser (4 inches in diameter) with cardioid pickup pattern Reinforced, metal USB 2.0 and 3.0 port at the back for easy plug-and-play (16bit, 4.1 kHz); no setup needed Available in white or black “iCE”...

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When you’re aiming for brightest and best overtones, you will need the right overdrive pedal. If you’re looking for one, you’re in the right place. Read on for our review of Fulltone’s take on the overdrive, called the Obsessive Compulsive Drive Pedal. Fulltone OCD Drive Pedal Details & Specs Compact, tube-like overdrive with a touch-sensitivity response feature Instant re-voicing made easy by the HP/LP switch Basic volume, tone, and drive controls/adjustments True Bypass switching technology Retailed at $115; 8 ounces Fulltone is known for its impressive series of overdrive pedals. The OCD is one of its bestselling units – capable...

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