Versatile, powerful and made to make your music stand out, guitar multi-effects pedals allow you to personalize your sound without having to chain multiple effects pedals together. Whether you’re playing on stage or in a studio, these pedals let you alter and enhance all of it with the press of a button.
Before choosing a multi-effects pedal, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. First, how many effects are you looking for? Some offer hundreds of filter, dynamics, distortion and modulation effects, completely transforming your guitar. If it’s all about the numbers and sound, check out the TC Helicon VoiceLive 3. Featuring 200 factory presents (with 1,000+ more available for download), 180 different styles and 11 different effect blocks, if you can imagine it, you can create it. With many pedals also offering MIDI support and USB connectivity, as well as a variety of input and output options, no matter how you play, you’ll be able to customize the experience.
Another thing to consider is how rugged the construction is. When you’re pumping out jams on stage, you’ll be switching from effect to effect really doing a number on the pedal you have. Making sure the pedal or station you decide on can live up to the action should be something you should definitely keep top of mind.
Once you have a pedal picked out, you’ll want to make sure you have the gear to protect it as well. With a variety of bags and cases available in this section, from show to show and all the practices in between, you will be able to ensure your multi-effects pedal is always in working condition.
To get the most out of your music, investing in a solid guitar multi-effects pedal is a must. Whether you’re experimenting with new genres, expanding on your current setup or looking to completely change your sound, these pedals will definitely change the way you play.