The minds that brought you the incredibly powerful and popular Eleven Rack rack-based multi-effects and modeling processor have returned with the HeadRush Pedalboard. The unit's custom-designed quad-core DSP means your tones will sound and feel like plugging directly into the original gear. And integrating the HeadRush into your existing rig, whether for recording or performing, is simple thanks to a wide variety of I/O. Finally, the HeadRush's 7-inch touchscreen interface is setting a new standard for easy to use. With true-sounding tones, flexible signal routing, and one of the most intuitive workflows out there, the HeadRush Pedalboard is definitely worthy of your attention.
Thanks to the HeadRush Pedalboard's custom-designed quad-core DSP system, every model you select greets you with the tonal detail, touch response, and clarity that you would get plugging into the original gear. And with a collection of gear models that range from legendary tube amplifiers to highly sought-after microphones — and even expression-controlled pitch effects — you're able to conjure a massive array of these sounds with the tap of a toe. Add in the HeadRush's ability to support third-party cabinet impulse responses, and you have an expandable tonal tool that is sure to inspire.
There is a lot of fantastic competition out there in the modeling and multi-effects market. But where the HeadRush Pedalboard pulls away from the pack is with its astounding ease of use. The first time you tap your finger on the HeadRush's 7" touch display, you'll already have a good idea of how simple it is to select models, tweak their tone, change your signal path, and save settings. Select an effect simply by tapping on it, change its settings with the knobs on the right, and change the order with a simple swipe. To make things even easier, the HeadRush Pedalboard also offers hands-free editing for tweaking your tone on the fly.
On the back of the HeadRush Pedalboard, you'll find a wide variety of inputs and outputs, put there to ensure your HeadRush will work flawlessly with the rest of your gear whether you're recording direct, performing live with a band, controlling a larger system, or even replacing your entire rig. Its USB capability enables you to utilize the unit as a high-quality preamp/audio interface for direct recording. You'll find an expression-pedal jack offering you added control over your tonal parameters. And MIDI in/out/thru opens up a world of control possibilities for your gear, multiple systems, or even your entire performance. Finally, a stereo effects loop integrates your favorite stops and rack gear, keeping your tonal thumbprint in the mix.
The life of a musician can be relentless on our gear. No one knows this better than the employees here at Music Experience. From cramped touring vans, rapidly changing weather, careless bandmates onstage, or any other number of struggles we all face, our gear can be put through the ringer. It's with this in mind that the HeadRush Pedalboard was designed with its durable steel chassis. And by putting a huge part of your rig into a pedalboard-size unit, loading in and out couldn't be easier, faster, or better on your back.
Featuring a finely-tuned quad-core processor and powered by exclusive Eleven® HD Expanded™ DSP software, the HeadRush Pedalboard®delivers the most versatile, realistic-sounding and responsive amplifier, cabinet, microphone and FX models ever found in a road-ready floorboard guitar FX processor. The 7-inch touch display enables you to touch, swipe and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit your rigs in an unprecedentedly realistic and intuitive way. Plus, it features gapless preset changes with reverb and delay tail spillover, a built-in looper with 20 minutes of record time, the ability to load custom impulse response files and exclusive original boutique effects that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for a classic warm vintage amp with natural tube drive, wide ambient stereo delay textures with infinite feedback or the heaviest of heavy djent tone, the HeadRush Pedalboard covers it all and everything between.
The heart of the HeadRush Pedalboard is the 7-inch touch display (Exclusive Patent Pending Technology) and a guitarist-centric, ultra-intuitive user interface – literally touch, swipe and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit rigs with amazing speed and accuracy. The large display also gives clear feedback when performing live, especially when tweaking tones using the expression pedal in 'Hands-Free Mode'. Everything about the HeadRush Pedalboard is designed to make it simple, fast and intuitive to jump right in and create amazing sounding rigs in seconds.
Housed in a durable road-ready steel chassis with a cable route built into the bottom to help keep your stage tidy, the HeadRush Pedalboard includes many thoughtful features for use on stage including incredibly bright color-assignable LEDs and OLED scribble strips that show each of the 12 footswitches' current assignment and status for each rig. You can even drag-and-drop to create set lists (custom orders of rigs) for your gigs. The HeadRush Pedalboard is a truly convenient and compact way to bring all of the best classic vintage and modern gear you will ever need to stages near or far without breaking the bank or your back.
The HeadRush Pedalboard assimilates seamlessly into your current rig with all the connections you need to handle any performance situation. Combining a ¼-inch guitar input, (2) XLR outputs with ground lift switch, (2) ¼-inch TRS outputs switchable between amp or line level, 5-Pin MIDI in/out, plus an onboard ¼-inch stereo FX loop to integrate pedals and outboard gear at any point in the signal chain. HeadRush Pedalboard unites your existing equipment while opening up a world of new sonic possibilities.
With the HeadRush Pedalboard, guitarists can further expand their available guitar cabinet sounds by loading 3rd party impulse response files to the HeadRush Pedalboard. HeadRush teamed up with Celestion to include an exclusive download right in the box to get you started, but the HeadRush Pedalboard also supports all common wave formats (wav, aiff), sample rates (up to 192kHz) and bit depths (up to 32-bit).
|Number of Effects||Over 40 effects|
|Effects Types||Distortion, Fuzz, Rotary, Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Phaser, Reverb, Delay, Wah, Compression, EQ|
|Number of Models||33 x amplifiers, 15 x cabinets, 10 x microphones|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/8" (aux in), 2 x 1/4" (stereo return)|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4" (left, right), 2 x XLR (left, right), 1 x 1/4" (headphones), 2 x 1/4" (stereo send)|
|Digital Outputs||1 x XLR (AES/EBU, L6 link)|
|MIDI I/O||In, Out/Thru|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Other I/O||1 x 1/4" TRS (secondary expression)|
|Expression Control||Volume, Wah|
|Features||Load custom Impulse Response files, 4-channel USB out|
|Compatibility||OS X 10.10 or later, Windows 7 or later|
|Power Source||Standard IEC AC cable|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Headrush Pedalboard|