HeadRush offers versatile Gigboard
Billed as a compact and road-ready guitar FX processor, the new Gigboard from US company HeadRush promises: ‘versatile and realistic-sounding amp, cab, microphone and FX models in a more compact design’.
The heart of the HeadRush Gigboard is a 7-inch touch display featuring what the maker claims is ‘an ultra-intuitive user interface’ which lets a player touch, swipe and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit rigs. 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.’
The Gigboard comes in a road-ready steel chassis and features colour assignable LED strips for each of the four footswitches.
Key features include:
1/4-inch (6.35mm) guitar input
(2) 1/4-inch TARS 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
Usefully, the HeadRush Gigboard features an integrated USB audio interface that records and re-amps audio on Mac and PC (up to 24-bit 96kHz). The Gigboard also comes complete with Avid’s Pro Tools | First recording software,, so that it doubles as a recording interface for home or on the road.
The Gigboard also supports loading third-party speaker impulse response files (.wav or .aiff formats, up to 32-bit 192kHz) via the USB connection and comes with HeadRush has also teamed an exclusive for set of Celestion IR files.
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