HeadRush Pedalboard Processor Pedal
HeadRush Pedalboard Processor Pedal
The worlds first stand-alone amp simulator, multi-effects processor and quad-core processor with an intuitive touch-screen interface.
Overview By GAK
The HeadRush Pedal Multi-FX Processor is the brand new, groundbreaking, game-changing pedalboard from North American guitar tech maestros, HeadRush.
The HeadRush Pedal is the worlds first stand-alone amp simulator, multi-effects processor and quad-core processor with an intuitive touch-screen interface. Powered by HeadRush’s exclusive Eleven® HD Expanded™ DSP software, the HeadRush Pedalboard allows you to craft truly unique tones by combining an array of microphone, amplifier, cabinet and FX models in a seamless signal chain, all with adjustable parameters.
The HeadRush Pedalboard boasts 12 assignable footswitches and a super smooth action expression pedal, whilst its seven-inch backlit touch screen allows for precise shaping, parameter adjustment and feedback.
The HeadRush Pedalboard features gapless preset changes with reverb and delay tail spillover, ensuring perfectly smooth transitions with no intruding switch-over noise or signal interference.
A built-in looper provides you with 20 minutes of recording time, with an additional ability to load in custom impulse response files and exclusive effects found nowhere else.
Unique to the HeadRush Pedalboard is its seven-inch high-resolution touch-screen display. With ultra-smooth swipe, drag and drop functionality, you can chain your effects in any order you wish to acquire the desired tone.
The large display also provides accurate feedback when using the expression pedal with the HeadRush’s ‘Hands-Free’ mode, and thanks to its ultra-bright appearance, the displayed parameters are clear enough in a dark venue environment.
Finally, each individual footswitch also features its own individual OLED screen displaying your current settings and effects assignment fully corresponding to the main screen so you know exactly where you assign each effect.
The onboard models and effects are outstanding, with 33 new and existing amp models from the Eleven Rack® such as the Plexiglas Vari (based on the 1967 Marshal Super Lead head) or the Black SR (based on the 1965 Fender Super Reverb combo amp).
There are 15 available cabinet models including a range based on existing Fender, Marshall, Roland, Bogner and Ampeg cabs. Experiment with and pair up the HeadRush Pedalboards expertly crafted amp and cab models to find the perfect tone suited to your tastes and tailored to your requirements.
The HeadRush Pedalboard also packs 13 modulation effects, 7 reverb/delay effects, 6 distortion effects, 8 rotary effects, 7 expression effects and 7 dynamics/EQ effects.
There are 10 microphone presets that can also be dropped into your chain to affect the tone in various ways. Chose between 6 dynamic, 1 ribbon and 3 various condenser mics for even more experimentation and customisation.
The ‘Hands-Free Mode’ allows you to adjust the input amount of each element in your chain using the expression pedal, with a smooth precise action you can adjust the influence of each element on the final tone, including external pedals and effects connected to the device, leaving you to continue playing without the need to stop and use your hands.
You can introduce the HeadRush Pedalboard into your existing setup easily thanks to its large array of rear-facing connections. Available connections include a 1/4-inch guitar input, 2 XLR inputs with ground lift switch, 2 1/4-inch TRS outputs that can be switched between amp or line level, a 5-pin MIDI in/out for integration with external midi gear or your DAW and finally an onboard 1/4-inch stereo FX loop that allows you to connect additional pedals and outboard gear at any point in the signal chain.
With its multitude of connections including the ability to introduce external pedals into your chain, the creative potential of the HeadRush is unparalleled.
Various features of the Pedalboard make it an excellent choice for the travelling and performing guitarist. Encased in an incredibly tough steel chassis, the HeadRush can handle vigorous use and inevitable bangs experienced on the road. The bright LED screen and 12 OLED scribble strips keep you fully up to date with assignments and status to make sure you never slip up and always have the correct sound.
Robust build meets intuitive controls and advanced sound technology in the HeadRush, a forward-thinking guitar processor designed to provide you with expert tonal control and untold experimental possibilities.
HeadRush has announced Feature Update 2.3 for Pedalboard and Gigboard, new for 2021. This new update includes some minor UI updates, along with:
2 new amp models in the AMP category:
- ‘05 Tangerine 30 CH1
- ‘05 Tangerine 30 CH2
5 new FX in the DISTORTION category:
- MX DIST
- D1 DIST
- K DRIVE
- ROUND FUZZ
- ANXIETY OD V2
3 new FX in the MODULATION category:
- ACOUST SIM
- OCTAVES UP
- AMBI VERB to the Delay/Reverb FX Category
- Revised the Looper’s Feedback control to better support Frippertronics-style looping
Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore the world of digital guitar modelling or an experienced pro that wants to have full control over your sound, the Pedalboard and Gigboards have a high-quality, robust build with a wide range of adjustable parameters and a guitar-centric user interface, so your perfect tone is just a touch away!
- Gapless preset switching with reverb/delay tail spillover
- Record and re-amp via USB
- Hands-free edit mode
- ⅛-inch (3.5mm) aux input
- Custom-designed quad-core DSP system
- Integrate your FX and outboard gear
- ¼-inch (6.35mm) headphone output
- Individual footswitch OLED screens
- Road-ready steel chassis
- MIDI input and output
- Looper with 20 minutes of record time
- Universal power supply
No upgrades available
I’ve had pretty much all of the multi-fx boards at some stage or other including line 6, and both tonally, and functionally, this knocks spots of them all. Very easy and intuitive to use and just a well thought out, quality piece of kit. Love it
Simply - Impressive
Nice bit of kit Well Pleased.
Epic beyond limits