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  • Hotone’s New XTOMP mini: 140 Classic, Vintage & Modern Effects for Guitar, Bass & More

    Hotone’s New XTOMP mini: 140 Classic, Vintage & Modern Effects for Guitar, Bass & More

    Hotone Audio’s XTOMP mini pedal is the lean, mean core of Hotone’s flagship XTOMP Bluetooth Modeling Effects Pedal. With a smaller, more pedalboard-friendly footprint than its big brother, this solid aluminum stompbox can be transformed into over 140 different classic, vintage and modern effects for guitar, bass and more. The XTOMP mini uses a mobile... »

  • Universal Audio Introduces Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Pro Plug-Ins

    Universal Audio Introduces Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Pro Plug-Ins

    Recording bassists have some new amp modeling software options with Universal Audio’s new Ampeg Bass Amp plug-ins. The two new plug-ins focus on the SVT sound with an SVT-VR model and an SVT-3 Pro model, both of which are included in UAD Software v8.3 and are made exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces. Each... »

  • Analog Alien Shipping Alien Bass Station

    Analog Alien Shipping Alien Bass Station

    Analog Alien is now shipping the Alien Bass Station, a pedal that puts three effects into one box. The effects, which include a limiter, an amp generator, and a gamma fuzz, can be used independently or simultaneously for tonal flexibility. Each section has separate output knobs to adjust that effects signal strength. The limiter has... »

  • Two Notes Audio Engineering Introduces Torpedo C.A.B.

    Two Notes Audio Engineering Introduces Torpedo C.A.B.

    Two Notes Audio Engineering has introduced the Torpedo C.A.B., a stompbox styled cab simulator designed for bass and guitar. The C.A.B. is placed after all your effects pedals in your signal chain and takes the place of an amp by plugging straight into the mixing board. Among the bass cab simulations are presets based on... »

  • Agile Partners Introduce AmpKit Version 1.4, with Ashdown Amp Model

    Agile Partners Introduce AmpKit Version 1.4, with Ashdown Amp Model

    AmpKit, the popular amp modeling app for iOS, has been updated with Version 1.4. The new incarnation introduces two new pedals and two new amplifiers including modeling of the Ashdown ABM-900 and its matching 8×10 cabinet. The second in AmpKit’s bass amp series, the Ashdown rig replicates all the features of the real ABM-900. Besides... »

  • IK Multimedia Expands Amplitube with 2.5 Release

    IK Multimedia Expands Amplitube with 2.5 Release

    IK Multimedia has released a major update for the iOS version of Amplitube. Version 2.5 of the mobile amp modeling and effects processor app expands its capabilities with MIDI and digital audio support, a redesigned recorder and mixer section, and audio copy and paste functions. It also adapts to new iOS devices by supporting Retina... »

  • Agile Partners Adds Trace Elliot Bass Amp Model to AmpKit

    Agile Partners Adds Trace Elliot Bass Amp Model to AmpKit

    Agile Partners has released version 1.3 of their AmpKit app for iOS, and with it comes the addition of the first modern bass amp system model for the platform. The company has partnered with Trace Elliot, offering up the Trace Elliot 1215 combo, complete with 12-band Graphic Equalizer – tuned for bass frequencies – as... »

  • Korg Releases Pandora Mini

    Korg Releases Pandora Mini

    Korg is now shipping the Pandora Mini, an even more portable version of their popular multi-effect processor. Designed for both bassists and guitarists, the Pandora Mini includes 158 amp models and effects with 400 programs – 200 preset and 200 user programmable locations. The pocket-sized effects processor also includes 100 rhythm and metronome patterns for... »

  • PocketLabworks Releases PocketGK Bass Guitar Amp iOS App

    PocketLabworks Releases PocketGK Bass Guitar Amp iOS App

    PocketLabworks has teamed up with the amp builders at Gallien-Krueger to make the world’s first iOS amp simulator designed specifically for bass. The app requires an instrument adapter, which is sold separately. The adapter connects your bass to your device, and the app allows you to select your amp combinations and settings, including different cab... »

  • Obbligato releases Turnstyle amp modeler for P-Bass

    As a follow up to Obbligato’s bass modeling system for Jazz basses, the company is releasing the P-Bass version of their passive analog modeling system, the Turnstyle. The Turnstyle uses the magnetic pickup on the bass and rotary switch so bass players can select from five different tones. No modifications are required. The Turnstyle is... »