TechBuzzReviews Goes All Flash-y!

Hey guys! Just a quick post to say that we’ve developed a new TechBuzzReviews flash animation, made entirely in Adobe’s Flash Professional CS5. The animation is just a quick promotional tool that will be used as an advert for the blog.

We at TechBuzzReviews hope you enjoy the flash animation, and please let us know if we could improve anything by leaving a comment in the comments section below!

TechBuzzReviews Adobe Flash Player

TechBuzzReviews Is Now Mobile!

Hey everyone, the TechBuzzReviews blog has gone mobile! With help of a new plugin installed onto our WordPress called WPTouch, the blog is now mobile friendly and will display correctly on any Android/Apple/Blackberry device! This version of the blog is stripped down, and just features each post set out individually with a date on the left hand side of each post. You can press on the post to enlarge it, and then press the “Read Post” button to go to a new page to read the full post.

Below are screenshots taken from my Samsung Galaxy S2. As you can see the blog looks tidy, sleek and is laid out really well. We’re really pleased with the end result and we hope you are too! We installed this plugin to hopefully let users access the blog on the move, so they never miss any new posts!

Check the blog and give us some feedback of what we can do to improve your user experience!

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Boss DD-3 Pedal Review

Hey guys, I got sent another pedal this week, the Boss DD-3. This pedal is pretty much the staple of any guitarist’s live rig and is used in the studio, on the road, everywhere. Here’s what I thought of it:

If you often go to gigs or festivals, then the chances are that you’ve heard the DD-3 in action plenty of times. That white compact Boss unit is unmistakable, and there’s a reason for that. It’s affordable, reliable, it’s a true workhorse of a delay pedal. If you’re a fan of tape delay and analog delay, then it might not be the sound you’re after, but the DD-3 is pretty much an industry standard for guitarists on the road, if you’re looking for that simple, easy to use delay pedal, you’ll be hard pressed to find better.

It’s built like a tank, and has been used at some point by nearly every major guitarist on the planet. This pedal is a part of guitar history. 10/10

Boss DD-3

The Boss DD-3 Is A Part Of Rock History

Another New TechBuzzReviews Video!

Hey guys, just thought you’d like to know that there’s another new TechBuzzReviews video up on our Youtube channel!

This video demonstrates just a handful of the different sounds Line 6′s POD 2.0 can offer. This multi-effects processing machine can pump out some amazing studio quality sounds and is built like a tank! The POD 2.0 has plenty more to offer, but this video will give you a brief glimpse into the kind of quality you should expect.

The POD 2.0, as the name would suggest, is Line 6′s 2nd generation of the popular POD product, providing users with studio quality sounds in a small compact enclosure, we at TechBuzzReviews were blown away by just how good it sounded!

The Youtube video is embedded below, please share and enjoy!

New TechBuzzReviews Video!

Hey guys, just thought you’d like to know that there’s a new tutorial video up on both TechBuzzReviews’ Youtube and Vimeo channels!

In this video, we show you how to add effects to a drum loop in Apple’s Logic Pro software, and how different effects sound when applied to the drum loop.

The Youtube and Vimeo videos are both embedded below, please share and enjoy!

Zvex Fuzz Factory Pedal Review

Hey guys, I got sent another pedal this week, the Zvex Fuzz Factory. I’ve heard about this pedal before, as Matt Bellamy of Muse uses one as well as a lot of other famous musicians. Here’s what I thought of the pedal:

The Fuzz Factory is built around a pair of new old stock (NOS) germanium transistors like those found in the famous Fuzz Face, but the similarities pretty much start and end right there. The Fuzz Factory gives you much more control over the sound courtesy of a quintet of controls (compared to the Fuzz Face’s mere two). These are Volume, Gate, Compression, Drive and Stability. These names are only rough guides to what the controls do though, and they don’t really tell the full fuzz story. Depending on where one is set, the next might have a very different effect than it might otherwise have. That’s what makes the Fuzz Factory so much fun. For instance, the Compress control behaves very differently if you lower the Stability control, and Drive becomes redundant when you crank up the Compress knob.

The Fuzz Factory is a modern classic, and it’s not hard to see why its list of devotees includes players as diverse as Muse’s Matt Bellamy, Wilco’s Nels Cline, David Torn, Jack White, J. Mascis, Silvercair’s Daniel Johns, Trent Reznor, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Robert Fripp, Billy Gibbons, John Frusciante, Buckethead and Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter, to name but a few. It’s a pedal that practically demands creativity from the user, and although it can pull off great traditional fuzz sounds with ease, its sheer range of sound manipulation is so wide that it really becomes the sound of the player, rather than making the player sound like the pedal. 8/10

Zvex Fuzz Factory

The Zvex Fuzz Factory Is Definitely A Wild One

NAMM 2013: BOSS Release Three New Pedals

Hey everyone, thought you’d like to hear some interesting news from NAMM 2013 - apparently BOSS have released 3 new pedals as part of their stompbox series!

The three pedals are the Adaptive Distortion (DA-2), Tera Echo (TE-2) and Multi-Overtone (MO-2) and they all feature BOSS’ new “Multi-Dimensional Processing” technology. The BOSS Tera Echo also marks a milestone for the company, as it is it’s 100th pedal from the infamous “Stompbox” series.

You can see a picture of the pedals at the bottom of the post, and the links for the individual pedals on BOSS’ website are below.

http://www.roland.co.uk/products/productdetails.aspx?p=1271&c=90

http://www.roland.co.uk/products/productdetails.aspx?p=1273&c=92

http://www.roland.co.uk/products/productdetails.aspx?p=1272&c=94

NAMM 2013

(Left to Right): BOSS’ three new pedals – the DA-2, TE-2, and MO-2

Digitech Hardwire SC-2 Pedal Review

Hey guys, I got sent a Digitech Hardwire SC-2 pedal to review over the weekend, the pedal claims to be a true bypass pedal with analog technology, so without further ado, here’s the review:

The Digitech Hardwire SC-2 Valve Distortion Pedal is one of those pedals you try one time and realize the designers thought of everything. Built to last years on the road, anything that could be made of metal on this Hardwire Distortion, is. Constant Voltage through the life of the battery ensures the sound does not “sag” if the battery begins to die out. The Hardwire Valve Distortion Pedal gives you full power until the battery dies then immediately enters true bypass mode so the show can go on. Add to all that the Stomplock guard which keeps your settings from being altered when one of your groupies jumps onstage and bumps the pedal.

The Hardwire SC-2 is brilliant value for money, and is would easily put up with the roughness of life on the road. 9/10

Digitech Hardwire SC-2

Digitech’s Hardwire SC-2 Is Definitely Roadworthy

Hey Guys!

Hey guys! Just a quick update on behalf of TechBuzzAdmin to say that we’ve now started adding more users to the blog! This includes editors, authors and subscribers, which leads me to my next point…I’m one of your new editors to the blog!

My job is basically to improve the blog by adding interesting posts, editing other editors’ or authors’ posts to make them easier to read/correct, and to general oversee smaller things on the blog whilst the admin oversees the bigger, more important things.

So, as this is my first post I thought I’d just say hey and ask you to please share the blog with everyone you know! We’ll be bringing you some amazingly interesting stuff in the near future so please subscribe, join and engage in the TechBuzzReviews community to be up to date with all the newest gear, important news and exclusive interviews!

Thanks!

Rob

TechBuzzReviews Now On Twitter!

Hey guys, just thought you’d like to know that TechBuzzReviews are now on Twitter! We’ll be using this to send out daily messages, news snippets and to let you know when a new video is out/on the way!

Below is the link to our Twitter an at the bottom of this post is a screenshot of our glorious page in action! Please follow us and share out Twitter to everyone you know to spread the word!

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