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http://www.thomann.de/gb/stompenberg_devices.html
German music retailer Thomann has modded a large collection of guitar pedals for remote usage over the web. This is the genuine hardware retrofitted with digipots & streaming audio I/O –

A pedal is first deprived of its shell, pots and switches. The pots are measured to see what they do (whether they are linear, logarithmic, etc.) and replaced with digital pots and switches.

Then, for reasons of shielding, the original housing is put back on. Everything is recognisable as a pedal again, but now, instead of pots and switches, ribbon cables hang from the orphaned holes.

This ever-growing Frankenstein is mounted on a rack drawer, which houses not only the power supply but also a mini-computer specially developed for this purpose, per pedal.

Plug into the pedals here. And yes – you may have to wait for the guy in front of you to finish playing Stairway. Learn more @ Thomann’s blog
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Post: # 1416386Post Doog »

You can play guitar pedals, over the internet. Like, with your own guitar, live or recording a loop so you can fiddle with knobs during playback. Or use their own raw guitar samples.

I mean, there's a bunch of latency but this is still pretty impressive.
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Post: # 1416390Post BearBoy »

That does sound pretty amazing tbh.

Will try to give it a spin laterz.
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Post: # 1416391Post Doog »

It's already put me off buying a few pedals I'd been eyeballing, because you're able to get a real feel for what it can (or can't) do before sinking money into it.

And that's ASDA Price *pats arse*
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Post: # 1416392Post BearBoy »

Have you tried it with any pedals that you do have? If so, does it sound pretty much the same(ish)?
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Post: # 1416394Post Thom »

This is pretty cool, will have a play later, cheers.
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Post: # 1416396Post Doog »

BearBoy wrote:Have you tried it with any pedals that you do have? If so, does it sound pretty much the same(ish)?
Yeah, I tried out some pedals I'm pretty familiar with and it's definitely bang-on, basically you are literally running your guitar/samples through a real box in the world, it's not a collection of pre-effected samples.
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Post: # 1416398Post Doog »

You can even select a few different IRs or upload your own; it really is very well done.

Of course, we're had 'downloadable pedals' for some years now- the Eventide H9 I had briefly even lets you 'demo' pedal algorithms for a little bit before commiting to buy them- but people still want all the funny little colourful boxes, eh. Me included, apparently.
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Post: # 1416399Post lorez »

this is pretty cool and might help me with my reverb question
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Post: # 1416414Post Hurb »

nice! will check that out.
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Post: # 1416417Post dots »

brilliant idea.
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Post: # 1416420Post Doog »

lorez wrote:this is pretty cool and might help me with my reverb question
Absolutely! It's gonna be a long while before we're able to do such things completely "live" without noticeable latency, but this is pretty damn good for now.
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Post: # 1416421Post Mike »

I love the idea of someone agonising over a Harley Benton American Sound and then being able finally to justify the £20 after hearing how good it sounds this way.

In a just world this would kill the hype surrounding a lot of pedals, but the gear page lot will just say the pixels were shopped
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Post: # 1416422Post Mike »

Doog wrote: people still want all the funny little colourful boxes, eh. Me included, apparently.
The only reason there is a pedal industry at all, btw
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Mike wrote:I love the idea of someone agonising over a Harley Benton American Sound and then being able finally to justify the £20 after hearing how good it sounds this way.
Mate, when I was like 14 and/or broke, I would've been all over this shit.
Mike wrote:In a just world this would kill the hype surrounding a lot of pedals, but the gear page lot will just say the pixels were shopped
For sure; people will do anything to confirm their own biases innit
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Doog wrote: people still want all the funny little colourful boxes, eh. Me included, apparently.
The only reason there is a pedal industry at all, btw
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Post: # 1416426Post Mike »

Looking through shop windows/on websites at pedals = logical extension from the toy/sweet shops of our youth.

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Doog wrote:
lorez wrote:this is pretty cool and might help me with my reverb question
Absolutely! It's gonna be a long while before we're able to do such things completely "live" without noticeable latency, but this is pretty damn good for now.
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Post: # 1416505Post dub »

Anyone remember the silophone? You could upload files to be played through an abandoned grain silo with a twenty second reverb trail.

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Post: # 1416512Post Doog »

NickD wrote:
Doog wrote:
lorez wrote:this is pretty cool and might help me with my reverb question
Absolutely! It's gonna be a long while before we're able to do such things completely "live" without noticeable latency, but this is pretty damn good for now.
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Post: # 1416559Post Hurb »

just had a blast on it. Really incredible.
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