The Hummingbird is, at heart, a hard and choppy tremolo reminiscent of old valco or vox amps. What comes out is more akin to pinging, vintage synth-style oscillations. It’s core is based on the old Vox Repeat Percussion with several unique updates to reduce noise, enhance the “chop” and add more control. It can create everything from ring mod-like octaves, slow pulses, ping pong delay-like stutters, light blipping through machine gun stutter tremolo and beyond! Add some dirt and it absolutely KILLS! The Hummingbird is all analog, true bypass and handmade one at a time on a cloud in Akron, Ohio.

Measures

4.37″ X 2.37″ X 1.75″ with knobs

Controls

Depth: Controls amount of modulation from barely there to full signal chop at full bore.
Rate: Controls the speed of the LFO. Clockwise for faster, counterclockwise for slower.
Level: Controls the signal input level which ultimately controls the output level. Clockwise for more, counterclockwise for less.
Mode: Fast/slow switch for LFO rate. Mode 1 is slow, Mode 2 is fast. They do not overlap.

Power

9v Battery or any standard 9 volt DC power supply with a negative center 2.1mm barrel.

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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