There’s been quite a few interesting announcements pertaining to effects and amps at NAMM.
Here is a small series of posts dedicated to NAMM 2014 announcements.
This is not going to be an extensive list by any stretch but those products have caught my attention.
Two original pedals to start with:
- First, the Logidy EPSi convolution reverb pedal: convolution reverbs are usually found in high-end studio reverbs or in software plugins. This pedal can receive new “impulses” and firmware upgrades via an SD card.
- Secondly, the Sonuus Voluum is a pedal combining volume, tremolo, compressor, limiter and equipped with an expression pedal and MIDI/USB capabilities. The signal path, however, is entirely analogue:
Next on my list: Boss. A NAMM show would not be complete without new pedals from Boss. The Boss DS-1X and OD-1X are digital recreation, or rather “augmentation” of the classic DS-1 distortion and OD-1 overdrive pedals. They use the MDP technology pioneered in pedals such as the DA-2 distortion or the TE-2 Tera Echo. This basically means they precisely react to their input and will, for instance, try to keep high notes fat and bass notes “focused”. The DS-1X and OD-1X also feature a two band EQ, unlike their illustrious namesakes which only featured a single “Tone” knob.
Here is the official Boss Demo for the OD-1X:
More cool stuff:
- The Simble Overdrive pedal from Mad Professor is a transparent Overdrive
- A number of new Keeley pedals, I think I have counted 6 so far, including two secret ones.
- Randall releases three pedals: RGOD, a two channel FET preamp, Facepunch, an overdrive pedal and MOR, a clean boost. I am actually quite curious about those.
- Three new Bogner pedals (the details are a bit scarce at the moment).