Update: we were three days late of the official launch date, so we could finish final testing – but 6Appeal is live, launched, public and ready to ship!
Second of all, wow, what a bluesman can do with nylon strings and hexaphonic overdrive! Check out the video. it’s a Godin Multiac Nylon with 6Appeal. Maybe you can see that next to Mr Aapo Ilves there’s a box of 6Appeal cases – we have started the assembly already and currently in pre release testing.
6Appeal is on the gate already, waiting to get on the road to you. Check out the user manual for details:
First song: “Why My Chest is Full of Hopeless Hopes” – lyrics by Latvian poet Eduards Veidenbaums (1867-1892), translation by Margus “Contra” Konnula.
Spicetone’s 6Appeal hexaphonic overdrive pedal used by folk-punk singer Kristel Mägedi. Continue reading “Folkrock”
We received the first sales batch of finished cases. The PCB-s and other components are ready. We will finish some tiny things on controller software this week. Assembly and final testing will start next week. We are launching 10 August the latest. Now it’s the last chance to preregister, to earn 15% off plus a 6m long high quality 13pin to 13pin cable. The preregistration will probably close 27 July!
And here’s our designer Alar Kriisa posing with 6Appeal.
Anyway, here’s Alar performing with his band in a major TV show. 6Appeal wasn’t stage ready when the video was made – but it would fit nicely with blues.
Tested our 6Appeal versus legendary Big Muff by Electro Harmonix. Tried to dial in as similar sound as possible, the only difference being hexaphony (polyphonic distortion). Ain’t saying one is better than other, but there sure is a big difference in terms of harmonic content. Amp’s reverb is turned to zero but you still might hear it a bit. I play clean-Muff-6Appeal sequences. Not a guitar hero or sound master, sorry:) The guitar is a standard Godin electric with built in divided piezo pickups with 13pin output. The signal is analog all the way until MOTU soundcard. Continue reading “Big Muff vs 6Appeal”
Estonian only guitar magazine Kitarr interviewed (thanks, Kris!) us and superb Rainer “Herzog” Jancis (Metro Luminal, Felis Ultramarinus, Ükskõik, Modern Ethic) checked out our pedal. Here’s a nice video demo. I’m alway impressed, how 6Appeal sound when played by a real musician. Chellos and arabic instruments, jeez… Anyway, here’s the video (thanks again, Kris!): Continue reading “Estonian Kitarr Magazine”
Upgraded a brand new Squier with Roland GK pickup in “wrong” position, where there’s real sound. No intention to use it for MIDI tracking, though I should give it a try. The song is a rather common A minor jam I invented on the fly (“Spring is too Quick”) is the title:P
The guitar still needs some intonation work and I didn’t bother too much on getting the mics right, not to mention my sloppy playing. It’s Hohner MH41 tube amp, 210 with diy 112 cabinet, two Shure mics. And 6Appeal hexaphonic overdrive.
Three layers – cleaner track, some soloing with high resonance filter settings (sustain on low volume), and some modulations to spice it up. Electribe for beat and Cort Action for bass.
Punk legend Villu Tamme (J.M.K.E.) came to check out how 6Appeal sounds. Even though he’s not gearhead and does gigs with the same Musima Lead Star since 1989, he said he really digs the sound and the possibility to get jazzy with complex chords. Continue reading “Punk Legend”