Coming straight from the twitter feed of Marshall Amplification’s new product chap, Chris George, there seems a hint towards Marshall considering a reissue of the Silver Jubilee. What a great idea.
Here’s the info posted 2nd April 2013:
“@chrisgeorgeband: Hey y’all, wanna help me out with something?! How many of you would like to see a reissue of the @MarshallAmpsUK 2555 Silver Jubilee?”.
According to Guitarist Magazine’s twitter feed (@Guitarist_Mag): this is “the final word on Marshall Amplification’s 50th anniversary”.
So that begs the question of what Marshall is planning for 2013? Marshall Amplification’s 51st year of loud…. Speculate away, but only time will tell.
Here’s the info straight from the press release:
(Risskov, Denmark, April 5 2013) TC Electronic announces immediate availability of the much anticipated TonePrint Editor, the free software that allows guitarists and bassists to craft their own version of a TonePrint effect pedal. Following the massive success of TonePrint pedals and signature effects by the best in music today, the guitar community has been screaming for access to the TonePrint pedal parameters in order to create their own custom sounds. TC Electronic has not been deaf to the massive demands and is pleased to announce the TonePrint Editor as a completely free download at tcelectronic.com/toneprint-editor.
After reading the first instalment in this series of blogs on the Line 6 M20d smart mixer, you’ll hopefully have managed to pick up your jaw off the floor. Sure the M20d is ‘only’ a mixer, but its features are so advanced yet intuitive and useful, that it’s surprising someone else hadn’t made something similar before now. But to Line 6′s credit, they recognised this and in true Line 6 style, are the first to the party.
In this 2nd part of my series of guitarists point of view blogs on the Line 6 Dream Stage, I’ll be looking closely at 2 similar products: The StageSource L3t and L3m. The two actually share some of the same features, with the L3t having a few extra features over the L3m, such as built in FX, EQ and dedicated instrument/mic inputs, plus an additional £100 price tag (£849 online for the L3t and £749 online for the L3m).
If you’re a regular visitor to Rowbinet, the free StageScape M20d firmware update (v1.0 to v1.1) will be no surprise to you.
I’d had a little issue where I’d updated to v1.1 and it had wiped all my setups that I had not backed up. I didn’t get any warning of this, and luckily I only had a couple of setups to recreate. This video shows you the whole process of how to backup to an external SD card (the process is the same for a UDB flash drive or USB HDD), update your M20d, and then restore your settings.
Remember to select the settings button (the small cog bottom right of the video) once it’s started and choose to watch in 720 HD. This will make the video much clearer, so you can more easily follow the tutorial.
As a guitarist, I’m not usually too bothered by mixers or PA gear, but when the Line 6 Dream Stage was released it really caught my eye. My initial reaction was that the price point of the mixer was a little too high for my needs, but when you actually sit down with one even for a short time, you really start to understand how much it can do for you and why it’s well worth every penny of the £1449 it currently sells for online in the UK.
Here’s a recent Line 6 mailshot I received. It’s certainly true that there are a vast number intones you can create, but I am interested to know if there’s a guitar tone from a song that you have failed to replicate on a POD HD + JTV.
Call it a challenge if you like, and post a comment under this article with the song that contains the guitar tone you’ve not been able to replicate, and Rowbi will have a go for you.
As a POD® HD owner, you know the power of having a priceless collection of amps and effects in a single, compact unit. But did you know you could multiply the possibilities with a James Tyler® Variax® guitar?
In addition to putting 29 vintage, modern and exotic instruments at your fingertips, James Tyler Variax integrates with POD HD500 and HD Pro multi-effects for instant control of your entire rig. You can save your instrument, tuning, amp, effects and more to a single preset—then recall up to 500 different rigs with the press of a footswitch.
I received this mailshot from Line 6 yesterday. I think there are some fantastic products coming out of the R&D department at Line 6 these days! smaller active PA speakers, with a proprietory input for POD HDs (as well as the usual PA inputs). But it’s ideal for plug and play with your POD HD 300/400/500 or Pro (with Line 6 Link output).
Then there’s the awesome JTV89, but with a Floyd Rose!
And lastly the M20d software update (yes a free one) that gives you some great new recording features, better WiFi management and monitoring options.
I’ve had an awesome day at the Great British Guitar Show today with fellow Line 6 user expert Mr_Arkadin. While at The New Bingley Hall in Birmingham I also got up to the following:
Meeting and chatting with Marshall’s very own Chris George about the 50th anniversary, the new SL-5, previous amps and the use of their built in EPA, and how Santiago Alvarez makes amps that sound great! Read more…