Valeton Dapper Guitar FX Strips: All-Analog Tone in Gig-Friendly, High-Value Products

Valeton Dapper

How do you come up with a series of new guitar effects that truly stand out in a sea of stomp boxes? Easy! Simply spend ten years designing successful products for major industry pedalmakers before launching your own brand.

Introducing Valeton guitar effects, brought to you by the most amazing engineering team you've never heard of! Top off this design pedigree with a healthy dose of superior sonics, performance-friendly features, robust construction, unique form factors, and eminently affordable prices, and you've got the first full-range guitar FX line in years to come along and claim its rightful place on the tone throne.

Valeton's Dapper series provide gigging musicians with a perfect complement of tone-shaping tools and essential utilities in a convenient all-in-one strip format. No need to bring the whole pedalboard to the gig; Valeton Dappers cover all the bases and more! Models include:

Valeton Dapper Mini

Dapper Mini: This ultra compact performer features Drive/Chorus/(tap tempo) Delay plus a Tuner and a Cabinet Sim-enabled headphone output. This multi-effect dynamo belongs in every working guitarist's gig bag.

Valeton Dapper

Dapper: The full size Dapper rocks out with both Distortion and Overdrive circuits, along with (tap tempo) Delay, on-board Tuner, and an Effects Loop.

Valeton Dapper Dark

Dapper Dark: Shredders rejoice! Boost and Hi-Gain functions deliver blistering tones, joined for more sane adventures by the (tap tempo) Delay, Chorus, and Tuner functions. An Effects Loop allows for instant customization, and the Cabinet Sim-enabled output makes the Dapper Dark ideal for both performance and recording.

Valeton Dapper Dark

11Dapper Dark: Shredders rejoice! Boost and Hi-Gain functions deliver blistering tones, joined for more sane adventures by the (tap tempo) Delay, Chorus, and Tuner functions. An Effects Loop allows for instant customization, and the Cabinet Sim-enabled output makes the Dapper Dark ideal for both performance and recording.

Valeton Dapper Bass

Dapper Bass: Destined to become everyone's favorite bass pedal! Sporting an honest-to-goodness Amplifier module (complete with three-band EQ), combination Boost/Compressor, tone shaping in the form of a Chorus, a Dual-Voice Octaver, and a "Dirty Q" Envelope Follower, plus tuner, effects loop, and multiple outputs for interfacing with amps and audio interfaces---there's even a Thru output for parallel effects or reamping applications.

Check out these videos to see and hear these powerhouse pedals in action:



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Morton Microphone Systems KickTone at Winter NAMM 2017

KickTone Microphones

Voted "Best Product of the Year" by Live Design International, Morton Microphone Systems KickTone™ is now shipping to music and audio retailers worldwide. Designed as a one-microphone solution for accurately capturing the full range sound of a kick drum---from sub frequencies to the snap of the beater---KickTone makes getting a great bass drum sound easier, faster, and more repeatable than ever before.

The secret is in the microphone's dual-driver design: Low frequencies (down to 20Hz) are picked up by the 5.25" naturally-resonant Kickstone Microphoneshemp diaphragm,chosen for its durability, accuracy, and excellent damping characteristics. Mid- and upper frequencies (up to 10kHz), such as those from the beater attack, are captured by the unit's independent high-frequency element.

For added convenience, the KickTone can be mounted directly to a KickPort™ bass drum enhancer. Kickstone MicrophonesJust slide the KickTone over the KickPort flange and you're ready to go! The calibrated vents on the KickPort allow air to move freely, so the feel of the beater remains unchanged for the player. A built-in swivel adapter allows the KickTone to be stand-mounted as well.

With a street price of only $399.99, KickTone gives drummers and sound engineers an affordable way to create a fat, punchy, detailed, and repeatable kick drum sound. Say goodbye to the hassle and expense of using two microphones!

KickTone will be on display at the MV Pro Audio, Booth 6914, Hall A, with demonstrations given by the microphone's inventor, Terry Morton, of Morton Microphone Systems. Dealer/distributor inquiries are welcome.


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