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Give Me A Boost

    Boost pedals are a paradox, at once the simplest of devices, most with just a single knob, they can also be a challenge to integrate to achieve the desired effect. Much more than say a delay, chorus, or even many distortions, the heart of a good boost lies not in the boost pedal itself, but in the complex interactions between… Read More »Give Me A Boost

    Don’t Goop Me Bro

      Last quarters Gearphoria article is a look into gooping of effects pedals and it’s more legitimate parent, conformal coating. You can read the latest edition of Workbench Confidential at Gearphoria   I don’t read music gear forums much, but recently I did a little weekend surfing and saw fair bit of comment about the ‘gooping’ of components in guitar effects pedals. Indeed… Read More »Don’t Goop Me Bro

      Do I need a 192K Sampling Rate?

      Modern studio quality audio interfaces can support up to 192KHz sampling rates, more than 4 times CD quality. Can you hear the difference?   Recently at Mission I’ve been performing testing on the digital audio interface in the Gemini Amplifiers. Gemini are a series of powered amplifiers with a digital audio interface on board. You can connect up a computer via the… Read More »Do I need a 192K Sampling Rate?

      Coming Clean about Clean Headroom

      Guitar players are often going on about clean headroom, particularly in relation to tube amps: “this amp has plenty of clean headroom”, or “there’s not enough clean headroom”, or even “there’s too much clean headroom”. We also hear it mentioned, though, in relation to effects pedals, and how plugging in a 12V power supply to a 9V pedal for example… Read More »Coming Clean about Clean Headroom