Magazine article International Musician

Cool Tools

Magazine article International Musician

Cool Tools

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MORE EGO

The Superego+ adds to Electro-Harmonix Superego's ability to create synth effects, sound layers, glissandos, and infinite sustain, with 11 effects (Detune, Delay, Echo, Flange, Phase, Mod, Rotary, Trem 1 and 2, Pitch, Filter), an EXP input for effect parameter control, plus an EXT jack for a three-button controller. Superego+ is equipped with Dry, Effect, Attack, Decay, Threshold, Layer, and Gliss knobs, plus Rate and Depth knobs for the effects section and four foot-switchable freeze modes (Moment, Sustain, Auto, and Latch). Superego+ can be used with guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, drums, and more. It comes with an AC Adaptor.

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SYMMETRICAL STRINGS

Traditional bass strings are made by wrapping one cover wire around the core to create the G string, two covers for the A and D strings, and three covers for the E string. With GHS Balanced Nickel bass strings two covers are wrapped around the core to create each of the strings. The result is equilibrium between tonality, tension, flexibility, and playability. Normal and short-scale Balanced Nickel bass strings are available in light and medium gauges for four and five-string basses.

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FUNCTIONAL INTERFACE

Focusrites compact and robust RedNet X2P audio interface allows quick I/O and monitoring expansion and provides high performance audio conversion with more than 118 dB dynamic range. It features two mic pres, stereo line outs, and a stereo headphone amplifier. A single Ethernet cable provides power, audio, and remote control. A crossfader enables level control oflocal inputs versus network inputs assigned to feed either the line outputs or the headphone outputs. Flexible control locks enable local control of mic pre-settings and output settings, or both, to be locked. Artists can adjust their headphone mix and level, safe in the knowledge that they cannot accidently adjust the mic pre-gain. …

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