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BackLine Engineering LLC announced FX-Tracker, an effects unit that allows guitar and bass players to control their sound by changes in their playing style. FX-Tracker utilizes the note recognition technology developed for the RiffBox looping device while incorporating many of the effects popular with musicians today. This allows you to tailor your own unique sound beyond what can be created using standard effects devices.
FX-Tracker includes 70 effects in the categories of Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Flanger, Filter and Pitch Shifter. With most of these effects, you can control timing or intensity of the effect by changing your playing speed or your playing volume. An additional delay effect is included and can be placed before, after or in parallel with any of these effects to create unique layered sounds.
Some examples include:
FX-Tracker provides mono or stereo audio. It includes a full MIDI implementation so you can control any parameter with MIDI CC messages. It contains 100 preset locations to save your favorite effect settings and you can also change the preset number using MIDI PC messages. This allows you to change presets from your existing MIDI floorboard.The firmware can also be updated to add new features.
You can check out some of the demo tracks on the company's web site. The retail price is $599.00 with a street price of $419.00.