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News From Musikmesse: VOX Amplification ToneLab ST

April 2, 2009
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This compact tone machine features an assignable expression pedal and two footswitches for live performance control. Guitarists can create 50 of their own programs or use any of 50 new preset programs, including 20 "song-specific" presets for re-creating the sound of classic rock songs.

The Valvetronix Series features a real 12AX7 vacuum tube (valve) to capture the tone quality of a tube-driven amp. In addition to 33 amplifier re-creations, the ToneLab ST also provides accurate simulations of 11 distinctive speaker cabinets. The cabinet and amp models can be mixed and matched to suit the user's preference. Twenty-five popular effects are included, ranging from classic "stomp-box" pedals to studio-quality rack-style effects.

The ToneLab ST also serves as a full-function, ASIO-compatible USB-Audio interface, providing a direct connection to computer-based recording software. ToneLab ST Program Librarian software (Mac or PC) is available as a free download at www.VOXamps.com. Other connections include a line output that can be set for recording use or for feeding into an external amplifier, as well as a line input for jamming along to CDs, MP3 files, etc.

A chromatic tuner is built in, and it can be accessed silently during performance. The road-ready casing is made of metal, and the large LED display offers high visibility.

The ToneLab ST will be available in late April with U.S. MSRP pricing of $275.

Click here for additional information about the ToneLab ST. Find out about more new products from Musikmesse.

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