BOSS Introduces The SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

BOSS just introduced the SY-1000 Guitar Synthesize  an advanced synthesizer and modeling processor for guitar and bass. It appears to be a hybrid of the SY-100 synth, and the GP-10, with some Roland VG 99 thrown in. But wait, there’s more!

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Guitar Moderne Festival XIX

With the holidays coming, you may have some extra time and/or need to retreat to another room while the family argues about politics. These should keep you busy. Featuring Nick Reinhart playing jazz?!), Ava Mendoza, Bob Lanzetti, Keisuke Matsuno, and others.

David Binney Nick Reinhart Justin Brown Eric Revis Chris Fishman Blue Whale 1st Set Full

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Spotlight: Dither’s Taylor Levine—Part II

In Part I Dither co-founder Taylor Levine and I discussed the quartet’s origin and the concept of “good” guitar tone in a New Music/Modern Classical context. Here we delve deeper into the record, Potential Differences, guitarist’s process and gear, as well as some other projects of which he is part.

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Modern Guitars For Modern Players

I recently came across two videos that I thought would be of interest to modern guitarists. They are courtesy of The North American Guitar Shop. Oddly, considering the name, the shop is located in London and these guitars are made in Germany and Finland. Be that as it may, Teuffel is emblematic enough of modern guitar to be featured on our header and Versoul makes the kind of retro-modern instruments that reference the past without being stuck in it. Also, if you ever wondered how much sonic effect using the different tone bars on the Teuffel might induce, the second video should be of special interest. Though they are not playing modern music, they do a great job of displaying the tonal quality of the instruments.

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