You can now check out the third installment of Runway Audio’s podcast! This month, we talked with the Founder/CEO of Interchange Noise Works, Jared “JJ” Johnson.
Instagram is filled with loads of valuable information on guitars and gear. Knowing where to look and who to trust is key to learning and acquiring the right gear. We know it can be hard and time-consuming to find the right channels so we compiled a list of pages we feel are informative and useful. Check it out!
This past week, our feeds have been full of all of the awesome releases from the annual winter NAMM show. As lovers of gear, we were glued to the virtual demonstrations of new products and we were so happy to even have a NAMM this year to talk about. With the many releases announced this past week, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites that you should keep in mind.
Lately, in the guitar world, there has been a lot of talk on IRs and amplifier simulators especially with the release of the Line 6 HX Stomp and the Strymon Iridium. Most of the time, these units are quite convincing and sound nearly identical to the original amp and cab setup. While many of us have just recently heard about IRs in the last couple years, they have actually been around since the 70’s. Let’s look at what an IR is and why it is so cool.
When you’re just starting into building a pedalboard, it’s crazy to look at some of your favorite guitarists boards and think “How does that even work?” or “How did they put that all together?” Let me tell you, that board didn’t just appear. Many guitar players go through multiple boards and many pedals to finally reach the setup they are using now, typically getting more complex with each iteration. But everyone has to start somewhere! And that’s what we are exploring today: the basics of your first signal chain.
Currently, digital delay units can be found in CPU’s to use as plugins in DAWs, and in DSP chips to use in rack units and guitar pedals. I am going to discuss a few techniques used in creating these delay units from a digital signal processing (DSP) prospective, and then talk about my favorite digital delay unit that utilizes these techniques.
If you are here right now, you are most likely looking for the best way to power the pedalboard you are assembling. You’ve come to the right place. Everyone here at Runway has been through this cycle and learned along the way. Learn from our mistakes and what we have found to be the most important features of power supplies.