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Re: Guitars anyone???
« Reply #180 on: April 03, 2020, 03:00:27 am »
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« Reply #181 on: April 19, 2020, 04:04:58 pm »
The IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O looks really interesting.

https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigstompio/

It's a USB footswitch, expression pedal, and digital interface, that resembles a multi effects unit. This is plugged into an iPad, iPhone, Mac, or PC. The host device runs Amplitude, which is bundled, and the whole thing runs as a modelling rig.

There's a demo of it here.



The iRig costs €299, which includes Amplitude, or half the price of the Line 6 HX Stomp that I'm thinking about. I'm sure that there's a catch somewhere.

Anyone got any experience with it?

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« Reply #182 on: April 19, 2020, 06:17:02 pm »
@Graeme The IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O looks really interesting.     Yes it does Ive been toying with the idea of bringing a rig like this easy to set up and light lol

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« Reply #183 on: April 20, 2020, 08:32:43 am »
@theorocks I'm currently trying to decide whether to go for something like the iRig Stomp, or get something like a Line 6 HX Stomp (or possibly Helix LT), Headrush Gigboard, or Boss GT-1000.

An iRig Stomp costs about the same as a Bias Spark, which my brother recently got. I keep on thinking that there's got to be a catch somewhere, surely it can't be up there with something like a Line 6 Helix?

OK, I'd need a set of monitors. The entry level IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors are relatively cheap. All, I'd be looking at spending the same as one of the floor units I mentioned above.

The other option would be something like a HX Stomp, and then add in an amp. Or even get the amp first.

I like the Orange Rocker 32. It ticks a lot of boxes (tubes, FX loop, stereo, switchable between US and EU voltages), and I could hook it up with the four (or in this case five) cable method.

I really like the Swart Amps ST Stereo Head, but that's expensive, lacks an FX loop, and would have to be physically modified to run on 110 volts in the event I end up in the US. (Which is currently a possibility.) And it'd result in my bankruptcy. :)

Alternatively, I could get an FRFR speaker, the Line 6 Powercabs look good.

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« Reply #184 on: April 20, 2020, 02:50:11 pm »
Cool looks like you've been doing lots of research, for me its new gear like this is always hard to find the time to get to know it set up etc. I just started using IEM and I have weird ear canals so the stock fitted ear pieces don't work that great, I,m going to get custom molds just trying to figure who/what I should get. Any chance your familiar with IEM?

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« Reply #185 on: April 20, 2020, 02:52:30 pm »
hey I just checked out that Bias Spark that looks really cool especially for practicing writing

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« Reply #186 on: April 20, 2020, 02:58:46 pm »
Also Greg Koch makes everything sound great !

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« Reply #187 on: April 20, 2020, 04:38:03 pm »
@theorocks I've got copious amounts of free time due to the Coronavirus lockdown and unemployment, so I need something to keep me out of mischief. ;D

I'm also looking into dogs...

I don't know anything about IEMs. I got a pair of custom earplugs for riding a motorcycle years ago, and the process involves putting stuff in your ear to make an impression. So you're probably going to be constrained by who offers the service locally.

As for the iRig Stomp, the two problems that I've read about with it are that the sockets on the back panel aren't too durable. And there can be latency issues when running it into Amplitude on a PC. But iPads seem to be fine.

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« Reply #188 on: April 21, 2020, 06:15:03 am »
Cool looks like you've been doing lots of research, for me its new gear like this is always hard to find the time to get to know it set up etc. I just started using IEM and I have weird ear canals so the stock fitted ear pieces don't work that great, I,m going to get custom molds just trying to figure who/what I should get. Any chance your familiar with IEM?

westone do a serious kit for IEM. the have a basic range and a range that involves custom ear impressions. i get away with off the shelf ones and use shure that have now become my earphones to listen to mucis.
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« Reply #189 on: April 24, 2020, 08:24:07 am »
I really should be practicing coding tests on leetcode, but instead I've been watching videos about the Boss SY-1000 guitar synth. It can be used directly from a 1/4" jack, so you don't need to bolt on their GK pickup.



It has some of the effects and amp simulations from the Boss GT-1000 too, so it could be an all purpose unit...

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« Reply #190 on: May 19, 2020, 01:50:45 pm »
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« Reply #191 on: May 19, 2020, 05:26:10 pm »
looks like i'm set then..
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« Reply #192 on: May 24, 2020, 02:17:54 am »
Cool looks like you've been doing lots of research, for me its new gear like this is always hard to find the time to get to know it set up etc. I just started using IEM and I have weird ear canals so the stock fitted ear pieces don't work that great, I,m going to get custom molds just trying to figure who/what I should get. Any chance your familiar with IEM?

westone do a serious kit for IEM. the have a basic range and a range that involves custom ear impressions. i get away with off the shelf ones and use shure that have now become my earphones to listen to mucis.
Cool will check
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« Reply #193 on: May 24, 2020, 02:18:26 am »
I really should be practicing coding tests on leetcode, but instead I've been watching videos about the Boss SY-1000 guitar synth. It can be used directly from a 1/4" jack, so you don't need to bolt on their GK pickup.



It has some of the effects and amp simulations from the Boss GT-1000 too, so it could be an all purpose unit...
Looks like fun


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« Reply #194 on: June 13, 2020, 04:13:35 pm »
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