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HeadRush Core Guitar FX/Amp Modeler/Vocal Processor

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Guitar and Vocal Multi-effect Unit with Amps, Cabs, Microphone Emulations, Amp/Effect Cloning, IR Loading, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Audio Interface, Stereo FX Loop, and Looper
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Amps, pedals, cabs, mics, and more: the Headrush Core guitar multi-effects and vocal processor unit is an all-in-one rig replacement for guitarists and vocalists alike, representing a streamlined take on the company’s mighty Prime unit. The core of Core is a massive library of masterfully modeled guitar amps and effects, with a built-in cloner function allowing you to create custom models of your treasured analog gear. Next, Core comes equipped with a slew of studio-grade vocal processing effects (including Antares Auto-Tune), mic emulations, and more for vocalists. You also get a host of handy practice and songwriting features, including a 5-minute looper with 20 minutes of overdub time; Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/USB connectivity to load songs and practice along; and full-fledged USB audio interface functionality for effortless home recording. Top it all off with a remarkably intuitive 7-inch touchscreen drag-and-drop workflow, five LED-enabled footswitches, and extensive I/O, and the Headrush Core is a natural choice for the multi-talented musician looking to replace their convoluted rig with a single comprehensive unit.

Headrush Core Processor at a Glance:

  • 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with intuitive interface
  • Realistic and responsive amp, cabinet, and microphone modeling including all new models by Revalver, the recognized innovator of software guitar amp modeling
  • Guitar and Bass presets by ChopTones
  • Expansive library of guitar and vocal FX, including Antares Auto-Tune®
  • Amp Cloner captures the sound of your favorite amp, preamp, distortion pedal, overdrive pedal, or fuzz pedal
  • Direct Wi-Fi connection to the HeadRush Cloud for clone sharing, preset sharing, and firmware updates
  • Wi-Fi streaming music practice tool makes learning songs easier than ever before
  • Bluetooth audio connectivity for playing along with mobile devices
  • Powerful custom-designed multicore DSP system with gapless preset switching
  • Road-ready steel chassis with durable built-in expression pedal and universal power supply
  • 5 footswitches with customizable color LEDs and OLED scribble strip display screens
  • Import virtually unlimited guitar and bass cabinet IR files
  • Stereo FX loop for integrating external FX pedals and 4 cable method connectivity
  • Best-in-class looper with save/load functionality and MIDI Sync
  • Record and re-amp via the built-in USB Audio interface (up to 24-bit/96KHz)

An all-in-one modeling unit for guitarists and vocalists

Headrush Core supplies you with a veritable studio-grade stock of immaculately modeled guitar amps, cabinets, and effects to explore. From all-time classic vintage tube amps to modern high-gain monsters, Headrush Core’s massive library of analog emulations delivers an extraordinarily accurate level of sonic detail and authenticity. Plus, you get a wealth of versatile 6-string presets courtesy of world-class sonic sculptors at ChopTones. Overall, the Headrush Core offers an endlessly inspiring assortment of digitally modeled hardware. Still, this multi-use unit has one final trick up its sleeve: a top-class vocal processing section, including a comprehensive suite of vocal effects (with Antares Auto-Tune) and stunningly accurate microphone emulations to shape your vocal sound.

Effortless hardware cloning

Are you looking to add a few of your favorite analog amps and effects pedals to your Core’s sonic arsenal? Simply switch to cloning mode, plug in your amp or dirt pedal of choice, and Headrush Core will create a spot-on digital facsimile in no time at all. It’s that easy. Moreover, Headrush Core allows you to customize your amp clone creations by swapping in digital speaker emulations with custom impulse responses. And if your tenacious tonal appetite still isn’t sated by the Core’s stock models and cloning features, Headrush Cloud contains countless user-created clones and presents that can be downloaded to your Core via Wi-Fi, ensuring you’ll never run out of new sounds!.

Intuitive 7-inch touchscreen

The heart of the Headrush Core’s workflow is its 7-inch touchscreen display, providing you with intuitive access to just about every feature with a swipe, touch, or drag of a finger. From dialing in the most minute parameters of your guitar rig to choosing your ideal vocal mic emulation, this touchscreen allows you to quickly and efficiently explore Core’s possibilities without a manual-heavy learning curve.

The perfect practice partner

Clearly, the Core is a champion of the stage and studio. However, Music Experience’s most dedicated woodshedders find that this versatile unit also makes for the perfect practice partner! Whether you’re looking to lay down a few changes to improv over or sharpen your songwriting skills, you’ll love the Core’s simple and straightforward built-in looper, complete with five minutes of loop time and over 20 minutes of layered audio available. Prefer to practice over your favorite artists’ tracks? Songs can be directly loaded into the Core via Wi-Fi, then slowed down, looped, or pitched up to maximize the efficiency and potential of your practice sessions. Finally, if you want to incorporate a few atmospheric loops into your live performance or studio tracks, loops can be saved and exported, or you can import custom .WAV files to serve as backing tracks.

Extensive I/O capabilities

Considering the Headrush Core can replace just about everything in your rig besides your guitar and you, it’s only fitting that it’s packed with extensive I/O options ready for any configuration. The Core’s rear panel features all the guitar multi-effect unit usual suspects. Still, aside from the bog-standard 1/4-inch input, there’s also a combo jack XLR jack. Next, two XLR outputs and a 1/4-inch TRS output with a switchable amp/line-level allow you to choose whether you want to go straight into the PA or use the Headrush in conjunction with a traditional amplifier. Factor in the headphone output, 5-pin MIDI I/O/Thru, and stereo FX loop, and the Headrush Core is ready to take on any task in the book.

What HeadRush Says...

Containing a huge library of realistic and responsive guitar FX, amps, cabs and microphone emulations, the HeadRush Core provides virtually unlimited impulse response loading, and the ability to capture the sound of your own precious analog gear with ‘smart cloning’ technology. For the singers who need a complementary vocal processing unit, the Core also features a full suite of vocal FX including the industry-standard Antares Auto-Tune® and a best-in-class looper.

Complete guitar and vocal rig

The HeadRush Core includes an ever-expanding library of sounds. These are premium emulations of the most cherished vintage, modern, and boutique guitar gear with unprecedented accuracy and jaw dropping natural dynamic response. It features factory presets assembled by guitar sound designer aficionados ChopTonesTM, and a full suite of great sounding and easy-to-use vocal FX including Antares Auto-Tune®. This library is expanded on a regular basis with firmware updates (available via onboard Wi-Fi connection or USB connection to Mac/PC).

Capture the authentic sound of your own gear

The HeadRush Core features proprietary cloning technology which enables you to greatly expand your onboard amp and FX library using real gear. The HeadRush Amp Cloner precisely captures the sound, dynamics, and most importantly, feel, of your favorite amps, pre-amps, distortion pedals, overdrive pedals, and even fuzz pedals. Cloning your gear is an extremely fast process, with a simple on-screen wizard guiding you through each step.

Intuitive touch interface with 7-inch touchscreen display

The heart of the HeadRush Core is a 7-inch touch display. Literally touch, swipe, and drag-and-drop to instantly create Guitar, Bass, and Vocal rigs with amazing speed and accuracy. The display also gives clear feedback when performing live, especially when tweaking tones using an external expression pedal in 'Hands-Free Mode'.

Best-in-class looper and practice tools

The HeadRush Core has an intuitive looper that can record loops up to 5 minutes long with 20 minutes of total overdub time; save and recall loops; as well as sync with other gear like drum machines via MIDI. Another feature is the ability to load songs directly from Dropbox over Wi-Fi so you can practice or learn songs faster. Once a song is loaded, you can loop and slow down tricky sections, as well as change the pitch up or down in semitones to quickly learn songs in new keys. The Core can also connect and play audio from any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, which opens you up to using many more streaming and digital lesson services..

Gig-ready hardware with all the connections you’ll need

Housed in a durable road-ready steel chassis and loaded with a complete assortment of inputs and outputs, the HeadRush Core is a compact solution for musicians ready for any performance situation. In addition to the wide array of I/O including guitar and microphone inputs, 1/4”, XLR, and headphones outputs, MIDI I/O, and wireless connectivity. Core pedal integration It also features a stereo FX loop that enables you to run pedals and other external gear into any point of your internal signal chain. This FX loop also allows you to connect with traditional amplifiers via the four-cable method. The onboard USB audio interface also gives you easy access to studio-quality recording or re-amping directly to a DAW on Mac or PC.

HeadRush Core Guitar Multi-effect/Amp Modeler/Vocal Processor Unit Features:

  • Remarkably comprehensive multi-effect/amp Modeler/vocal Processor unit, sporting many of the same features as Headrush’s Prime unit in a more compact package
  • 7-inch touchscreen for an incredibly simple, straightforward, and intuitive workflow
  • Contains an immense library of masterfully modeled amplifiers, guitar effects pedals, speakers/cabs, and more to dial in your dream guitar tone
  • Includes a versatile array of vocal processing effects and microphone emulations, including Antares Auto-Tune
  • Onboard amp/effect cloner allows you to make spot-on emulations of your favorite outboard amps, preamps, distortion pedals, overdrive pedals, and fuzz pedals
  • Full-featured audio-interface functionality to serve as the centerpiece of your home studio setup
  • Gapless preset switching allows for reverb/delay spillover across preset swaps
  • Direct Wi-Fi connection to the Headrush Cloud provides an ever-expanding assortment of user-generated clones, easy preset sharing, and custom IRs
  • Load your favorite tracks via Wi-Fi, then slow them, modify their pitch, or loop sections for perfect practice sessions
  • Bluetooth functionality for connecting to a variety of different mobile devices
  • Cutting-edge custom-designed multicore DSP system, with gapless preset switching for seamless effect swaps
  • Heavy-duty steel chassis is ready to meet the rigors of the road
  • 5 LED color-coded footswitches for instant visual feedback when you’re up onstage
  • Stereo effects loop is perfect for integrating your favorite hardware pedals into your rig while also allowing for 4 cable method connectivity

            Pedal Type Multi-FX
            Analog/Digital Digital
            Amp Modeling Yes
            Impulse Response Yes
            Looper Up to 5 minutes per loop, 20 minutes total
            Inputs 1 x XLR-1/4" Combo (Mic), 1 x 1/4" TS (Guitar), 1 x 1/8" TRS (aux)
            Outputs 1 x 1/4" TRS (external Amp), 2 x 1/4" TS (L/Mono, R), 2 x XLR (L/Mono, R)
            MIDI I/O In, Out/Thru, USB
            1 x Type B (interface), 1 x Type A (memory)
            Other I/O 2 x 1/4" (expression/toe)
            Expression Control Volume, Wah
            Features WiFi Music Streaming
            Compatibility MacOS 11 or later, Windows 10 or later
            Power Source Standard IEC AC cable
            Height 2.64"
            Width 16.08"
            Depth 9.24"
            Weight 8.37 lbs.
            Manufacturer Part Number HRCOREXUSUS 0694318024669