General

Infinity Looper Firmware Info

Each Infinity Looper firmware update stands on its own. You DO NOT need to install previous versions. 10ms minimum loop time is now standard on all Infinity Looper firmware updates starting with yesterday’s firmware (#105) phase-locked MIDI Beat Clock Sync. Updates to come that will expand to 100 loops (50 presets), vari-speed, stutter and more.

Thanks,

Dave Koltai & Pigtronix

MIDI Sync BETA code

FINALLY… here we have new BETA firmware that achieves phase-locked MIDI Beat Clock Sync. This new approach synchronizes the Infinity’s audio sample rate directly to incoming MIDI Beat Clock.

Pigtronix.com/SPLfirmware/BETAmidi

This firmware is intended to be used with a MIDI clock source that is not changing tempo. Full Vari-Speed functionality via MIDI  note or CC, Expression pedal / remote switch is coming soon.

I’ve also updated the E2 Sync Code as well. Get that here:

Pigtronix.com/SPLfirmware/E2sync/

New Verison Infinity Looper Application

MIDI Sync firmware update beta will be posted shortly (hopefully 4/7/2014)… check back soon.


obviously, this firmware update is taking way longer than anticipated. we apologize.

for now, feel free to download these alternate firmware versions:

vari-speed beta code we showed at NAMM. note: this vari-speed build does not address the minimum loop time issue, which will be eliminated with the upcoming looper update.

This verispeed BETA is really just a test code. The left button of the remote cuts the sample rate in ½ (24kHz) and the right button doubles the sample rate (96KhZ). Hitting both buttons defaults to the standard 48kHz sample rate). Expression pedal changes sample rate continuously across the full range.

By the end of this month, we will have the final firmware that lets everything happen at once. For now, there is no way to combine all these new functions until my engineer delivers the final code, which will offer both rock solid MIDI sync AS WELL AS varispeed and the ability to track tempo and time signature changes in the MIDI clock. It will also have stutter start, 10MS minimum loop time and the ability to change the sample rate by any chosen musical interval.

10ms minimum loop time code 

and here is a snapshot of the new infinity looper application:
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NewAppProgressBars

NewAppMassSettings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NewAppMain

Firmware update for Echolution 2 and Echolution 2 Deluxe

This firmware vastly improves the sound and “feel” of the E2 Delay line. It is essential. If you have an E2, please run the firmware update process from the application. Download the new firmware here:

http://pigtronix.com/E2firmware/

Infinity Firmware to allow sync with Echolution 2 MIDI clock

… hi everyone, we are getting closer to releasing the massive Infinity Looper Vari-Speed (and more) update.

The big news for today, is that we’ve conquered the minimum loop time issue. The new minimum loop time on the Infinity will be in the vicinity of 10ms. Thank GOD! What a relief. NURF is the MAN.

hang tight for this update, it is gonna be amazing.

For now, here is a version of the Looper firmware that resets the MIDI clock counter when you start recording onto the base layer of the first loop. This is essential for using the MIDI out on the new Echolution 2 as your clock source.

pigtronix.com/SPLfirmware/E2sync/

 

MASSIVE firmware update to the Pigtronix Infinity Looper to be unveiled @ Winter NAMM

This INFINITY UPDATE is almost done. It will be released by the end of February. Check back here for the release announcement.
New Infinity Looper Firmware features include:
Vari-Speed (via Expression pedal or MIDI tempo change) – This allows continuous control over the speed of the loop, down to Half Speed or up to Double Speed.Half Speed / Double Speed via remote switch50 Presets (100 loops!!!!)

MIDI clock correction to fix jitter & drift

Echolution 2 MIDI Sync - Resets the MIDI clock counter when you start recording onto the base layer of the first loop. Essentially this lets you define the “1″ while letting the E2 tap tempo or delay time set the MIDI clock.

MIDI CC map to allow remote control of all footswitch functions

Blinking PULSE of DIGIT at beginning of loop cycle

Sum both channels to mono (2 input / 1 output) – implemented by holding down SERIES LOOPS button during startup.

HUGE thanks to NURF and Hemogloben for making this a reality!

Multiple Mono debut release for UK’s Ricochet Records

New York’s live electronica duo Multiple Mono have brought Rob Paterson’s bizarre sonic experiments to life since 2005. Although active in the local dance scene, Rob and collaborator Colin Kasprowicz’s work is far from any insecure dance music conventions, the character of their independent musical universe strengthened by the fact Rob escaped the claustrophobia of NYC many years ago, now living and composing from a cabin deep in the woods of Long Island.

multiple mono 1

Following releases on Minus12 and Little Helpers, their first EP for London England’s Ricochet Records (just released) demonstrates the power of the duo’s productions and personality that spills from their live arrangements. A firm grasp of minimal dance drives opener False Prophet – leading by example that less is more, immense power carried by just a drum machine and bass synth in their hands. Things then get somewhat psychedelic, as Peregrine introduces us to what they describe as “33tech”, the result of experiments playing minimal techno 45s at 33rpm. Hovering around 100bpm, this avant-garde piece is a blissful reminder of why artists need the confidence and space to follow their own instinctive path – a compelling, phat and bizarre beast worth delving deep into. Vinegar Chicken brings us back uptempo, although the sparse groove, acid-disco synths and switching arrangement make this a DJ tool to keep the jockey firmly on their toes. Colin is very excited about the contribution of the Bass FAT Drive to this track!

multiple mono 2

On remix duties is Justin K Broadrick (Napalm Death / Godflesh / Jesu) reviving his electronic side project Pale Sketcher (Ghostly International) for a beautiful slice of heavy ambience. New signing Muni Manuka leaves a slice of classic Ricochet broken tech to round off this twenty-first outing for the label.

Preview and purchase here: http://www.beatport.com/release/false-prophet/1178893

David Koltai and Pigtronix Design Team Inducted into Guitar Player Hall of Fame

David Koltai, Howard Davis and Ray Heasman have been inducted into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. This unexpected honor makes David Koltai the youngest person ever to receive this prestigious award.

Click Here for the PDF


Firmware variations

Hi everyone, we’re cranking away on another firmware update, but in the meantime I though it would be cool to make a few alternate versions available.

So here they are:

pigtronix.com/SPLfirmware/x16/
This one turns x6 sync mode into x16. Keep in mind you can always close early to change the sync value, so x16 is very useful:

pigtronix.com/SPLfirmware/Keaggy/
This one is the custom firmware we did for Phil Keaggy.

1) RESET Feature

REVERSE switch has been repurposed to do the following:
When RESET is triggered and a loop is playing, the loop is instantly STOPPED (regardless of FULL / TRAIL / FADE), ERASED and made ready to record base layer once again.
RESET applies only to the armed loop.
The loop that has just been reset remains armed.

2) Default settings
On power up, preset “0” will default to SERIES mode with SYNC turned off and FULL active. INPUT SPLIT is off. STOP mode set to ALL

Dimebag Darrell Scholarship Fund & Nashville Dog Rescue

Bid on a Pigtronix Class A Boost pedal for some great causes~ Guys – throw this Class A Boost in the FX loop of your Metal Amp, and thank me later.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200903641208429&set=a.10200796484969590.1073741872.1087113100&type=1&theater

These days as schools throughout America are forced to close their Musical programs kids in uncounted numbers are missing their potential to become the talented musicians of our future.

RIDE FOR DIME is a federally sanctioned 501 (C) 3 charity organization benefiting several different like minded causes in honor of the late great DIMEBAG DARRELL ABBOTT the former guitarist of the bands DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA.

Dime was the kind of person that was able to connect with millions of fans world wide with his kind heart and extraordinary musical abilities. Unfortunately hes was taken from us on December 8th 2004 in a senseless act of violence.

Since then some of the people closest to him have created ” RIDE FOR DIME” to raise money in his name and give back to the thing that enriched his short life so greatly…..Music.

Little Kids Rock Foundation provides classrooms with the instruments and funding that it takes to keep their music programs alive. ultimately giving kids an outlet to showcase their talents.

The Darrell Abbott Scholarship Fund helps deserving kids pursue their musical dreams and education.

Help us help them!! for the kids…for the music!!! we will all benefit from this>>>Getcha Pull!!

David Koltai Pedal Workshop at Sam Ash – Huntington Station – Tuesday October 1, 7pm

Join us for a complete in depth guide to the use, operation and features of the entire Pigtronix pedal line including the new Bass, Looping, Chorus, Delay and Noise Gate pedals! See the World Premiere of the NEW Echolution II. Pigtronix C0-Founder and President David Koltai will present this workshop.

Discounts on ALL Pigtronix pedals!

Free Admission & Giveaways!

10/1/13
7pm – 8:30pm
Sam Ash – Huntington

 

 

 

 

 

Bakithi Kumalo at Guitar Center – Larchmont – Thursday October 10, 7PM

Bakithi Kumalo is the man. He plays Bass with Paul Simon as well as with Tedeschi Trucks Band.

 

Bakithi will be playing through the line of Pigtronix Bass Pedals, there will be product discounts and giveaways!

 

Starts at 7pm, Admission is free!

Bakithi Kumalo at Guitar Center – Commack – Thursday October 3, 7PM

Bakithi Kumalo is the man. He plays Bass with Paul Simon as well as with Tedeschi Trucks Band.

 

Bakithi will be playing through the line of Pigtronix Bass Pedals, there will be product discounts and giveaways!

 

Starts at 7pm, Admission is free!

Bakithi Kumalo at Guitar Center – Allentown PA – Thursday September 26, 7PM

Bakithi Kumalo is the man. He plays Bass with Paul Simon as well as with Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Bakithi will be playing through the line of Pigtronix Bass Pedals, there will be product discounts and giveaways!

Starts at 7pm, Admission is free!

Steve Hunter’s Manhattan Blues

I’m guessing the majority of our blog post readers are guitarists. Right? That would make this an excellent place to gush about the new album by guitar legend Steve Hunter: The Manhattan Blues Project. To refresh your memory, Steve created rock guitar history on classic albums by Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, and has also recorded with Mitch Ryder, Crowbar, Jack Bruce, Aerosmith, Dr. John, Peter Gabriel, David Lee Roth, Julian Lennon and others. The new album is centered around Steve’s sweet, singing guitar tone, but also features contributions by Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins, Marty Friedman, Joe Perry, Tommy Henriksen, Phil Aaberg and Johnny Depp (!). There’s also a lovely composition by Jason Becker.

There’s not much straight-up blues on the record, but everything Steve plays has a bluesy flavor to it. The bluesiest track here (“The Brooklyn shuffle”) includes a great solo by fellow Pigtronix user Joe Perry! Peter Gabriel’s first solo single, Solsbury Hill, featured a classic guitar figure performed by Steve. He recreates the tune here in instrumental form 36 years later. Incidentally, Pigtronix artist Tony Levin also played on both versions! Steve’s tone is unbelievable, and his playing is always tasty. Tuning his guitar down gives him extra slack to do beautiful bending licks with extra ease, adding yet more expressiveness to his playing. If you don’t know much of Steve’s playing and you’re a David Gilmour fan, this will be right up your alley.

Steve is a great Pigtronix supporter. “Pigtronix pedals are pretty much like no other on the market,” he says. “They always offer something unique, quirky and fun but at the same time very musical and usable. It’s always a blast plugging one in and twisting the knobs. It’s like opening Pandora’s box and all these groovy things come out. And I find myself waiting and anticipating the next new pedal. There will always be at least one Pigtronix pedal in my pedalboard!” Pigtronix pedals were used extensively for the recording of the Manhattan Blues Project, and Steve is a fan of the Disnortion, Echolution, Envelope Phaser, Philosopher King, Philosopher’s Rock, Polysaturator and Tremvelope.

Check out Steve working on the album in this video, and dig the Pigtronix pig in the center of the frame!

And hear him show off the Quantum, Polysaturator, Echolution, Aria, Philosopher King, Fat Drive and Philosopher’s Rock in these killing demos!

Check out “The Manhattan Blues Project” and more at: http://www.stevehunter.com/

Pigtronix Class A Boost & Quantum Time Modulator Demo Video from Ryan “Fluff” Bruce

The Tone King – Pigtronix Reviews Sept 2013

http://thetoneking.com/wp/pigtronix-new-pedals-on-the-block/

Brandon Gilliard Bassist for Janelle Monae on Letterman!!! New Album “Electric Lady” Out Now!

Brandon Proudly rocks Pigtronix Philosopher’s Bass Compressor, Original Philosopher’s Tone, and Bass Envelope Phaser.

Electric Lady is available now on Itunes copy this link to Browser:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-electric-lady/id665514095?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Pigtronix Infinity Looper Review – Music Radar.com

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/pigtronix-infinity-looper-574786

 

Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator wins Premier Guitar “Gear Award 2013″ Sept 2013

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/19604-pigtronix-quantum-time-modulator-review