-The new model of the Tasty Blender is available!
We are very excited to announce that the Tasty Blender V2 is finished! The new model includes many new features. Please check out the product page and user manual to read up about all the new specs, but we will give a quick overview here.
"V2" is very much like the original model, in terms of usability, but the menu options have expanded quite a bit (on a per-channel basis, as well as global parameters). Here are some highlights:
1) The Blender V2 functions more like a true 3 channel digital mixer. Each channel has input trim gain, input 20dB boost, volume (0-99), pan, bass boost eq, limiter threshold.
Check out the following parameter navigation map. It shows all of the available settings for each channel and main output.
2) More control of your limiters. Each channel has a dedicated peak limiter with adjustable threshold. Note, there are still 3 stereo limiters in series on the stereo output with adjustable limiters.
3) Channel 3 is much more versitile. It now has adjustable volume control from 0-99. (The Tasty Blender V1 only had adjustable volume from 0-7). It can also accept a mono (TS) or a stereo signal (TRS). With this new stereo capability, you can plug in a TRS cable that has the left and right signals on the tip and ring of the connector. This is typically what you get from a laptop, cell phone, ipad, guitar amp simulator, metronome, or headphone signal (i.e. the output of another small mixer or Aviom setup).
4) Larger headroom on all inputs. The Blender V2 can now accept professional level full swing line level signals (+4dBu). On the original model, some users had experienced a minimal amount of clipping with larger signals.
5) Protective diode clamping on all inputs. This ensures that any large sound signals, un-intentional spikes, or ESD shocks can no longer damage the inputs.
6) Stereo output boost for use with larger "can" headphones (aka over-the-ear). This ensures that you get plenty of volume when using larger headphones. Note, with most IEMs, it is not necessary to use the output boost.
7) More robust power conditioning to reduce noise floor and overheating. The Blender V2 can only accept 9V power (pin + or pin -). Exceeding this voltage can damage the unit. Note, the Blender V1 was rated to higher input voltages, however it was pushing the limits of some of the components, and this lead to the occasional overheating and failure.
8) The power input jack is now a thru-hole part. The Blender V1 had a surface-mount part, meaning that it was more prone to ripping off the circuit board. Although it was not a common problem for users, we still wanted to improve the part. The new design is much stronger and will withstand much more lateral pressure. It is virtually impossible to rip it off the circuit board.
Thanks again for stopping by and we look forward to helping you with your order!
-Winter NAMM 2015
It's that time of year again. We're heading to the winter NAMM show!
We will be at Booth # 1183 (HALL E). If you're at the show, please come hang out and try out the gear.
This year we are trying something a little different; We have teamed up with Delicious Audio and are going to be providing Tasty Blenders and Rockon Cables for each of their effects pedal demo stations. The plan is to have 8 stations set up with a variety of effects pedals to try out.
Each station will have a variety of guitar effects and amp simulators. These will then be plugged into a Tasty Blender providing headphone or IEM amplification and limiting. If you have a set of IEMs, you are welcome to bring those along and try them out. There will also be a handful of axes ready for riffing.
While we are away at the show, please understand that we will not be able to answer your emails or calls as quickly. We will be at the show from Wednesday (Jan 21st) until the following Monday (Jan 26th). We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience as we catch up from the big NAMM wave.
Also, we are currently out of stock of the Tasty Blender and the Rockbox Limiter. Sorry, but we should have more in the following weeks after NAMM.
Thanks again for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you at the booth this weekend!
-Stompbox Exhibit 2014 in NYC
We are excited to sponsor this years Stompbox Exhibit in Broklyn NY! If you are in the area, definitely stop by to check it out. And if you'd like to try out hundreds of effects pedals, don't forget your axe!
This year it will be held at Main Drag Music (330 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211). The exhibit will be ready for rocking both Saturday and Sunday (Oct 25-26).
At this past summer NAMM we met Paolo, the editor of Deli Magazine. Paolo and his staff put on this really fun event, The Stombox Exhibit, where guitarists can try out hundreds of effects pedals. They have dozens of pedal designers and manufactures each setup various demo stations, where anyone can plug in and try them out. At each station they have a variety of effects that are fed into an amp simulator and finally a headphone amp.
In the past, they have always had each player plug in their guitar and headphones separately into the stations, but this year they are going to use a 3-foot version of our Rockon Cable to help streamline each setup:
We have been working hard the past couple weeks to complete the custom cable order, and during the process we took some pictures.
Above, we have a picture of the many TRS connectors in a pile. My, how they shine! If you like, you can check out the rest of the pictures on our flickr album page.
Again, thanks for all your support and we hope you can make it out to the Stombox Exhibit in NYC!
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