I still remember (while trying not to date myself) the days when individual guitar effects could easily cost $100 a pop. Cheaper, advanced technology brings us multiple effects in boxes a fraction of the size with computer interfaces and software to manipulate/record your sound to your heart’s content. Here is one such box, the Black Box by M-Audio. The Black Box can model 12 well-known guitar amps, has tons of effects, and can beat-sync to any of 99 drum patters. There is a built-in mic preamp for recording and processing vocals and other sounds. As for a computer interface, the Black Box has a USB port so you can send all of the output to your computer for further processing and/or recording. The accompanying software, Ableton Live Lite 4 GTR, works on both Macs and Windows.
Just some of the Product Features:
- Built-in USB audio interface with S/PDIF out (24-bit/441kHz)
- 12 of the most realistic virtual amp models anywhere
- 43 beat-synced effects
- 99 drum patterns and built-in guitar tuner
- Effects and drum machine sync to tap tempo or external MIDI clock
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)