Updated Dec. 20, 2021

Back in the analog days, lots of top-notch producers used guitar effect pedals in mixes, and even though a lot of folks these days prefer to have every mix parameter saved digitally in the DAW, using stompboxes on a mix can still open up unexpected sonic possibilities.

The X-GEAR line by IK Multimedia is the first-ever series of guitar pedals to blur the lines between reality and virtual mix environment, by providing an audio plugin that’s an exact virtual replica of the hardware unit.

For this new series entitled “Fun Mixing with Pedals,” our videographer Griffin Jennings used the company’s stereo multi-modulation workstation X-Vibe on a few instruments, check out what he come up with!

You can buy the IK Multimedia X-Vibe at Sweetwater, Reverb or Amazon.