I am a musician, sound engineer and videographer. I work full time as a pro audio retail product specialist and in my spare time I like to use my new found passion for video to show as many people as I can some of the amazing products I spend my days selling.
Here's a profile I made with my Kemper this morning using my Peavey 6505 and Sennheiser MD 441-U mic. I'm quite happy with it for a quick one, sounds much more close-mic'd and has much more top end saturation than the LOOMIS 5150 III profile I've been using a lot of lately.
Here's a couple of videos for the newest offerings from Digitech - the Drop de-tuner and Luxe chorus pedal. Both lived up to my expectations.
I started with the Drop pedal. This one was always going to be interesting as I've previously covered pedals like the Morpheus DropTune pedal. I was a little bit skeptical about this one given how small it was but it definitely did not disappoint. I'll be the first person to tell you - this is by no means as good as just retuning and setting up your guitar properly, but it is super convenient if you only need go down half a step or a full step for a song and you don't want to bring an extra guitar.
Similarly to the DropTune, the further you go down - the more you notice your signal sounding very "digitally altered", but if you honestly expect it to sound like you just retuned your guitar you need to adjust your expectations. I think the quality is totally useable within about 2 whole steps down. The octave effect mode sounds really cool too.
The Luxe was my favourite of the two. I'm not a big chorus user but I do own an old Boss CE-2 and I love the sound of that pedal with a good clean amp tone. The Luxe sounded mesmerising with the knob turned to about 1 o'clock. I'm not as into the over-the-top sounds you get at either extreme of the knob but for a good standard luscious chorus sound this pedal delivers in spades.
I'll be using this blog to provide written content for my videos instead of talking a lot in the actual videos. The feedback I've received over the year is fairly strongly indicative of most people just wanting to hear whatever I'm demoing and I guess this blog will provide a place where you can then go to read about my actual thoughts, as well as information about whatever it may be.
Here's the last few gear demos I have done and of course you can simply browse my YouTube channel from there. Please subscribe if you would like to follow along with what I do.