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New From Roland & BOSS

January 21, Winter NAMM – Roland and BOSS have just announced new products for this year’s Winter NAMM Show in Anahiem, CA. For now, let’s look a three: Cube Lite Guitar Amplifier, DA-2 Distortion Pedal, and the V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard.

The new Roland CUBE Lite guitar amplifier lets you play and record at home along with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It combines COSM guitar tones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system. Simply put, its a cool guitar amp with a built-in iOS interface.

The CUBE Lite blends in seamlessly with any living space, home, dorm, whatever, and and looks more like a consumer audio system than a typical manly guitar amp. Also, it’s not only a versatile guitar amp, it doubles as a high-quality playback system for your digital music library.

The BOSS DA-2 guitar effects pedal features Multi-Dimensional Processing with multiple distortion processors to seamlessly adapt the sound in real time and create the ideal tone for every register. It’s not like standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with one effect. As a result, the DA-2 delivers a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs for lead playing. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is dramatically responsive to your playing dynamics, and every note is heard with clarity and definition.

The V-Combo VR-09 is loaded with ready-to-play synthesizer sounds, from vintage analog classics like JUNO strings and ‘80s synth brass to textured, modern-era digital tones and beyond. Front-panel controllers allow you to tweak the synth tones intuitively in real time, including convenient ADR and cutoff/resonance adjustment with the harmonic bars in the ORGAN block. Onboard effects like “Bit Crash” provide the ability to create modern synth voices for current dance music.


BOSS eBand JS-10 Audio Player With Effects


The BOSS JS-10 eBand is a new-Generation Jam Band that let’s you easily change the tempo (speed) and key signature of the songs or licks you’re learning, and still maintain a high-quality sound. You can also loop and repeat sections of a song, and slow down the fast parts to analyze, learn, and play along.

With the eBand JS10, you can jam to a great variety of onboard song tracks, audio loops, and you can even add your own favorite songs via USB or SD media. It’s compact and travel friendly, and features an innovative onboard 2.1 speaker system with full-frequency sound.

If you have Paul Gilbert’s technique and ear, you don’t need the BOSS eBand JS-10, but if you’re like the rest of us, you do.


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Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer  

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Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

The new Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer is a compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists. Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.

The VE5 Vocal Performer is small and light, yet its effects are heavyweight class, derived from the popular VE-20 Vocal Performer. With battery operation and built-in phrase looping, the VE-5 is also an ideal tool for street performers who want to bring a new dimension of creativity to their act.

* Easy one-touch operation
* Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX
* Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beat boxing
* Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds
* Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included
* Internal microphone for instant gratification
* Aux input for blending external music
* Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately)

For more information on the Roland VE5 Vocal Performer and other Roland and BOSS products, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Roland Cube XL Guitar Amplifiers

Roland Cube Guitar Amps With Effects

Roland Cube XL Guitar Amps

Roland has recently announced four new Cube XL guitar amplifiers: CUBE-15XL, CUBE-20XL, CUBE-40XL, and CUBE-80XL.

The CUBE-XL amplifiers include new ultra-heavy COSM amp models, updated effects, and onboard phrase looping in the 40XL and 80XL. There are wide range of sounds from crystal clean to crushing metal, along with the addition of extra-powerful amp models such as Extreme, and Metal Zone.

New features found in the CUBE-XL guitar amplifiers are onboard effects (including a new COSM vintage Spring Reverb effect), an Acoustic Guitar Simulator, and Solo and Memory functions. These new Roland amplifiers come in many different sizes and feature sets to suit any practice or performance scenario.

For more information on the new Roland Cube XL guitar amps, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New BOSS Effects – ST2 and PS6

BOSS has recently added two new effects to its guitar pedal lineup, the ST2 Power Stack, and the PS6 Harmonist.



The ST-2 is a unique type of BOSS distortion pedal, one that gives guitarists both the sound and feel of playing through a large, cranked-up, stack-style tube amplifier. This is accomplished through BOSS’ years of meticulous research in amp modeling, and represents a bold step forward in stompbox design.

The ST-2 has an extremely versatile range of distortion tones and authentic stack-amp feel, and is ideal for guitarists of all playing styles, from classic rock and blues to raging metal. It’s perfect for players looking for a wide range of distortion sounds from a single stompbox, and for combo-amp and multi-effects users that want to add some real tube-stack mojo to their effects board.

The BOSS PS-6 Harmonist  combines four intelligent pitch-shift effects and three-voice harmony in one compact pedal. Equipped with a powerful, custom-designed DSP chip for superior performance, the PS6 provides superb sound quality, ease of use, and professional pitch effects all under one hood.



Housed in the road-tested BOSS compact pedal chassis, the PS-6 offers four different effect modes: Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and the all-new Super Bend. An astounding amount of effects control over the four modes is possible with the easy-to-use, four-knob interface.

Super Bend creates wild three- and four-octave pitch sweeps, and pedal-bending effects. The automatic behavior of Super Bend is easily adjusted with SHIFT, RISE TIME, and FALL TIME controls. For realtime control, users can connect an optional BOSS FV-500L/H or Roland EV-5 expression pedal and use the PS-6 as a foot-controlled pedal-bend effect.

For more information on BOSS guitar effects pedals, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

BOSS BR800 Digital Multitrack Recorder


BOSS BR-800 Digital Multitrack Recorder

The new BOSS BR800 affordable multitrack recorder continues the BOSS tradition of making top-selling portable, and affordable multitrack recorders. The BOSS BR-800 is a battery-powered studio to go.

The sleek new design is made possible by touch-sensor switches and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously with eight tracks of simultaneous playback plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. The BR-800’s powerful on-board effects processor includes GT-10/10B effects, VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies, and COSM®-based acoustic-guitar body modeling. EZ Recording feature interactively guides through the recording process. A stereo microphone is also built into the BR-800 for instant “Song Sketch” recording.

No matter where you roam, you’ll never miss a moment of musical inspiration with the BOSS BR-800.

  • 4-track simultaneous recording, 8-track simultaneous playback plus dedicated stereo rhythm track playback
  • EZ Recording interactively guides through the recording process
  • Powerful guitar, bass, and vocal effects derived from BOSS’s flagship processors
  • Song Sketch recording for quick stereo capture in WAV format
  • Built-in advanced drum machine with editor software
  • Functions as a USB audio interface and DAW control surface
  • Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software with full audio loops and backing tracks included
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone for instant recording
  • Sleek new interface based on touch sensors
  • 1GB SD included (supports up to 32GB SDHC card)
  • Runs on six AA batteries/USB bus power/AC adaptor (included)

New Zoom G2Nu Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

Zoom G2Nu

Guitar Pedal Zoom G2Nu

The new Zoom G2Nu guitar effects pedal gives you everything you need for live performance, studio session or productive practice: 30 models of amazing amplifier sounds with mind-blowing realism and inspiring expressiveness, a USB audio interface for direct recording using DAW software, a rhythm machine, looper function and more. The Zoom G2Nu gives you premium performance in an all-in-one guitar effects pedal.

The G2Nu has completely redesigned drive sounds using Zoom’s most technologically advanced spectral analysis, impulse response and frequency response data, making all the new settings offered on the G2Nu the most realistic models Zoom has created. There are 20 models of legendary guitar amps and stomp boxes, with accurately fine-tuned sonic aspects like gain setting, range and harmonics character. In addition, you can choose from 10 original sounds created by ZOOM, designed for excellent clarity and presence, capturing your dynamic range adjustments and picking nuances that give you that truly expressive tone that you crave.

  • 30 amp/stompbox models and 53 effects to create your own sounds
  • 20 amazing patches created by Steve Vai
  • Multi-effects guitar pedal with built-in USB audio interface
  • Perfect for live performance and recording
  • Store up to 100 custom sounds in the built-in memory
  • Large LCD screen and easy to use interface
  • 5 second recordable looping function
  • Auto chromatic guitar tuner
  • Built-in drum machine with 40 patterns
  • 96kHz sampling, 24-bit A/D/A Conversion
  • 32-bit ZFX-3 DSP processor
  • 6.5 hours of operation with four AA batteries

Ibanez Tube King Guitar Effects Pedal

When it comes to genuine tube distortion in a stomp box, the Ibanez Tube King TK999HT is “King”. Featuring an actual 12AX7 tube, 3 band EQ and Drive controls along with presence switch, the Tube King generates a wide variety of tones, including thick, singing distortion and outrageous heavy metal distortion.

With its unique VOID function, the TK999HT eliminates noise and helps to create sharp rhythmic expression with heavy distortion. The Tube King is housed in a unique shaped die-cast case with the tube showing through the transparent window, and can make a transistor amp sound like a tube amp.

For more information on Ibanez guitar effects pedals, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

Roland SP 555 Sampler

The newest member of the Roland SP-sampler family breaks ground with innovative features such as Loop Capture, and Super Filter. The SP-555 is fast and powerful, but one thing has been preserved from previous SP models: fun! It’s the ultimate toolkit for DJs, producers, sample-based musicians, or performers who want to take their act to the next level.

  • Ultra-easy sampling with innovative Loop Capture feature
  • Versatile sampling through Line input, phantom-powered Mic input, USB audio streaming, and WAV/AIFF import
  • Dozens of killer performance effects, including Super Filter and DJFX Looper
  • Audio interface capability with any DAW or DJ audio application (Cakewalk SONAR LE included)
  • Large Sample Memory via Compact Flash (up to 2GB)
  • Bundled Wave Converter software (Mac and PC) for importing and exporting WAV/AIFF files
  • Infrared D BEAM controller and V-LINK compatibility for high-impact performance
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