I am a lover of all things wee in the world of gear. Mini versions of big things make my heart go BOOM BOOM. Tiny drumkits, lunchbox amp heads, mini pedals – compact is my JAM.
So naturally, I think the new mini version of the Headrush pedalboard is siiiiiiccckkkk. It’s called the HeadRush Gigboard Here’s the info on it from the press release:
Cumberland RI, USA (October 1, 2018)—HeadRush, the recognized innovator of next-generation
guitar products, today announced the immediate availability of their newest product, the Gigboard
guitar FX processor. Powered by a fine-tuned quad-core processor and its exclusive Eleven HD
Expanded™ DSP software, the HeadRush Gigboard delivers the most versatile, realistic-sounding
and responsive amplifier, cabinet, microphone and FX models ever found in a compact, gig-ready
guitar FX processor. Whether guitarists are looking for a classic warm vintage amp tone with natural
tube drive, wide ambient stereo delay textures with infinite feedback, or the heaviest of heavy djent
tone, the HeadRush Gigboard covers it all and everything between!
The heart of the HeadRush Gigboard is the 7-inch touch display and its ultra-intuitive user interface –
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 while using the built-in 20
minute looper, or when tweaking tones using footswitches in ‘Hands-Free Mode.’
Featuring a durable road-ready steel chassis and color assignable LED strips for each of the four
footswitches, the HeadRush Gigboard integrates seamlessly into your rig and opens up a world of
sonic possibilities with all the connections needed to handle any performance situation:
• 1/4-inch (6.35mm) guitar input
• (2) 1/4-inch TRS main outputs (switchable between amp or line level)
• 1/4-inch headphones output
• 1/8-inch (3.5mm) aux input for mobile devices
• 5-Pin MIDI in/out
• 1/4-inch mono FX loop to integrate pedals and outboard gear at any point in the signal chain
• (2) 1/4-inch inputs to connect an external expression pedal with toe switch
• 1/4-inch external amp output to toggle an external amplifier’s clean/dirty channels or reverb
Includes Pro Tools | First Recording Software
The HeadRush Gigboard features an integrated USB audio interface that records and re-amps audio
on Mac and PC with stunning quality (up to 24-bit 96kHz). HeadRush has teamed up with Avid to
include the industry-standard Pro Tools | First recording software, making the Gigboard a perfect
recording interface for home or on the road.
Includes Exclusive HeadRush Artist Presets
The HeadRush Gigboard’s USB connection also provides a simple drag-and-drop method to back up
rigs to your Mac and PC, enabling users to download exclusive HeadRush Artist rigs from the
HeadRush Cloud (http://www.headrush.cloud), as well as share their own rigs with other HeadRush
Includes Exclusive Celestion Plus IRs:
To further customize help users customize their tone, the HeadRush Gigboard also supports loading
third-party speaker impulse response files (.wav or .aiff formats, up to 32-bit 192kHz) via the USB
connection. HeadRush has also teamed up with Celestion to include an exclusive set of IR files
available to only HeadRush users.
“The HeadRush Gigboard is an amazingly convenient way to bring all of the best classic vintage and
modern tone that you will ever need to stages near or far, without breaking the bank—or your back,”
said product manager Walter Skorupski, “Using the touch interface is an organic experience that’s so
familiar and natural to guitarists; making it easy to jump right in and create amazing tones in seconds.”
U.S. retail price is $649. The HeadRush Gigboard is available now.