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Mooer Preamp Model X2 : review

With the Preamp X2, Mooer offers a very compact system in pedal format allowing you to take advantage of its MNRS technology: this is the in-house technology for capturing and reproducing guitar amp preamplifier sounds. Launched at the end of… Continue Reading →

Kemper Power Kabinet : review

To take advantage of my Kemper Profiler in my home studio, I decided to invest in a small “FRFR” (Flat Range Full Response) cabinet. The idea was to have a compact, autonomous system that would be more plug and play,… Continue Reading →

NAM 0.7.3 : review

A revolution never happens alone: at the same time as the TONEX solution from IK Multimedia settles in the guitar player landscape (see my review here), we are witnessing the beginning and the rise of an open-source – and free… Continue Reading →

FLAMMA FS07 Cab : review

The FS07 was launched on the market in July 2021 by Flamma Innovation, a Chinese company founded in 2019: it is a ‘budget’ brand that seems more or less related to Mooer, judging by the very strong resemblance of certain… Continue Reading →

IK Multimedia TONEX : review

It has been difficult to escape the marketing hype and the countless Youtube videos around TONEX from IK Multimedia in this beginning of 2023 ! The majority of the tests and videos are rave reviews: the TONEX system would be… Continue Reading →

Mooer MNRS : review

IntroductionMNRS and GE LabsPreamps firstComplete profilesCab profilesMNRS profiles versus Tone CaptureConclusionChange log Introduction This Chinese maker has succeeded in a few years in establishing itself as a manufacturer that counts and has succeeded in positioning itself in the segment of… Continue Reading →

Sonicake Sonic IR : review

The Sonic IR is an IR loader in pedal format, built by Sonicake Technology. This Chinese brand was launched in 2017 and offers a catalog of mini pedals such as reverb, distortion, noise killer, modulation pedal, etc., sold at ultra-competitive… Continue Reading →

TC Impulse IR loader : review

IntroductionTC Impulse : presentationThe specsKeep-it simple, stupidPedal-platform IRsAcoustic guitar IRsThe softwareA few examplesConclusionChange log Introduction TC Electronic has added to its catalog a new mini pedal at the beginning of 2022, named TC Impulse IR loader. It is an impulse… Continue Reading →

Nux Solid Studio : review

IntroductionSolid Studio : overviewConnectionsThe IR loaderThe power amp simulationLoading your IRsHow does it sound ?Strengths and weaknessesConclusion Introduction The Solid Studio is an impulse response loader in pedal format that offers two main features: simulations of guitar speakers with an… Continue Reading →

Joyo Zombie : review

After the Micro Dark, I am testing in this blog post the first generation Zombie from Joyo. Small size, light weight and a technology similar to the Micro Dark : a hybrid approach with a preamp using a single 12AX7… Continue Reading →

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