Category Archives: new

Klon Clone Demo

OK, this video is 75% the Klon clone, but I give Amp 11 and the Fuzz Tool Jr. a fair amount of play, I think.

Well, here are my thoughts on the Klon. First off, I have absolutely no first-hand experience with the real thing. But with this Klon clone being a part-for-part reproduction of the original, I trust that I’ve assembled something that sounds faithful to the genuine article. Continue reading Klon Clone Demo

Pedaltrain Metro-16

Here’s my mini pedalboard mounted on a Pedaltrain Metro-16, one of their new offerings for 2015.

Previously, I had the old Pedaltrain Mini. Apparently, my model had gone through a couple of revisions. One of them is publicly known and visually obvious. The other, more or less nobody knows about and you really can’t tell just by looking at it. What it comes down to is that my Mini doesn’t accept any non-daisychain power supplies. Continue reading Pedaltrain Metro-16

Fuzz – GuitarSystems Fuzztool Junior

Not sure when it all started, but some time this year I started to be really drawn to the sound of fuzz. I’ve spent a good many years tinkering around with overdrive and distortion boxes and have pretty much made up my mind about what it is that I like. I always thought fuzz just wasn’t for me…that it was merely an extension of the “overdriven sound” spectrum that only resided on the crazy end of things. Then I came across this video and listened to Sam Vilo noodle around very expressively on nothing but a fuzz pedal. It didn’t blow my mind to pieces, but it opened up my ears to what a fuzz pedal was capable of achieving. And as time progressed I slowly started to be able to distinguish what was fuzz and what was overdrive/distortion from my own music library. It was kind of a neat realization. Continue reading Fuzz – GuitarSystems Fuzztool Junior

New Zune?

zunehd

so it seems like this is Microsoft’s next offering for their Zune players (confirmed by a small handful of reliable sources). honestly, i think it looks pretty nice. no word on specs yet, but from the looks of it, it’s gotta be a touch-screen device. and the skinny thing that looks like a button might be similar to the ipod touch/iphone’s home button.

i have the first-gen zune and i actually think it’s still a nice solid music player with a very nice UI. i wonder what this new Zune can do…

SAMSUNG TL320

spotted this cool looking camera sometime last week and thought it was really cool. really digging the analog battery and memory indicators as well as the balance between black and brushed metal. i’ve been pretty jaded by many of recent offerings of other manufacturers. even the recent offerings of canon are somewhat of a mixed bag. i’ll admit to putting form before function, so i may be missing out on features. but i don’t care…

i remember owning the NV10 a couple years back. it was beautifully functional. i loved the grid UI – extremely elegant and intuitive. there were a couple things i didn’t like. one was the gimmicky frame features that could only come from korea – the sort of thing you would’ve found in a sticker picture booth. the other gripe i had was the sound quality of videos. i take a lot of videos so this was important. picture quality, however, were quite good i thought. i’m no authority on this, but i can spot nuances in smoothness, clarity, and color.

anyway, this seems to be one kick-ass camera.

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