ToneDexter is an innovative professional grade preamp that improves the sound of an acoustic instrument pickup. It can learn the difference between how an instrument sounds through a microphone and how it sounds through a pickup, and correct the pickup sound so it sounds more like a mic, using patented WaveMap® technology. Store different mic positions, different mics and different instrument WaveMap sounds for easy recall, plus ToneDexter includes features for reducing feedback in live situations.
ToneDexter comes with (GEN) firmware (software that runs and resides in ToneDexter) optimized for Guitar, Dobro, Viola, Cello, Bazouki, Mandola, Mandocello, Baritone Guitar. Separate versions of software are available for (HGH) higher pitched instruments like Violin, Mandolin, Banjo and Ukulele, and (BAS), a version optimized for Upright Bass.
The latest version (v1.4) of ToneDexter software (firmware) features several enhancements including:
The new WaveMap transfer features mean you can save the current set of WaveMaps in ToneDexter to an SD card, for example as a backup, and save them to your computer. Then train a new set of WaveMaps in ToneDexter and save them to an SD card. Use a second card, one for each set of WaveMaps, or use a single SD card just for transfer, saving each set to your computer. You can also rename the WaveMaps, either on the SD card or on your computer, so you can remember what each one was trained with (mic/position/guitar/pickup etc).
ToneDexter is available for US$399 directly from Audio Sprockets and also from a select group of fine instrument stores in the USA and internationally. Shop for ToneDexter.
ABOUT AUDIO SPROCKETS
Audio Sprockets was founded to solve a problem that every acoustic instrument player has on stage—how to get a great sound out of a piezo pickup. Any one who has performed with an instrument mic knows the limitations and constraints, but before ToneDexter it was only a choice between the thin sound of a pickup and the problems and limitations of using a mic. Now, thanks to the Audio Sprockets team, you can have the convenience of a pickup with the rich sound of your studio mic.
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