Foot Pedals

IK Multimedia just announced the new iRig BlueBoard, a MIDI pedalboard that lets you control music apps wirelessly with your feet, via Bluetooth. If you use music-making apps on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, the BlueBoard can profoundly change the way that you interact with your device.

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Aside from the pickups (and there are significant differences), electric guitars have little inherent sound. Yet the variety of tones that a guitarist can generate from a slab of wood and electronics is staggering.

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The VoiceTone Mic Mechanic is a new arrival from TC-Helicon. It’s a pedal box for singers that offers reverb, delay and pitch correction. Any singer who’s ever played at a tiny club with a flat mic, dead acoustics or no sound guy, knows the frustration that comes from singing in this type of venue. 

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If you read electronic sheet music, lyrics, or scripts, then AirTurn is a welcome innovation. Historically, musicians who read charts have been burdened with the hassle of turning their own pages. 

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3 years ago
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An electric guitar or bass can only produce the sound of an electric guitar or bass, right? Not with the Roland GR-55 Synthesizer and a GK series pickup. Plucking and strumming on the strings can produce over 900 different tones, and we’re talking everything from grand pianos to the sounds of outer space.

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3 years ago
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Keyboard players, organists and MIDI controller enthusiasts alike can tap into a deeper level of foot control with the new Roland PK-9 Pedalboard. Like the last generation of this product, the PK-9 is solidly built and features 20 velocity-sensitive pedal keys with an integrated volume/expression pedal.

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3 years ago
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IK Multimedia unleashed a fresh batch of new iOS and iPad-centric accessories at NAMM 2012, which can help you do everything, from recording excellent-quality sound directly into your Apple device, to mixing songs on separate media players with a purpose-built iPad hardware DJ mixer.

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Jimi Hendrix was famous for was playing guitar with his teeth, but if he had a Keith McMillen Instruments 12 Step Foot Controller, he would have been able to tap out notes with his feet, too. 

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