A few months ago, Nice Rack Canada had a chance to meet the owner of Chase Bliss Audio at an effects pedal show.
We were immediately impressed with the Audio, MIDI, and System Integration aspects of the designs, and the staff at Chase Bliss Audio are some really nice people too!
The MIDI functionality of the pedals is a necessary & forward looking shift in pedal design. Nice Rack Canada is always seeking new avenues for creating value for our clients in the systems we build. Chase Bliss Audio’s functionality fits perfectly with our quest.
Nice Rack Canada recently got a phone call from RainDogs guitarist John Cook, looking for a particular type of compressor for his guitar rig.
We had a chat about his slide guitar based criteria for slow attack, optical compressor that would allow for full note bloom before compressing.
John wanted to get our opinion on some expensive imported units that had internet forums abuzz.
In our conversation we were able to tell John that one of the best examples of this type of compressor is made by Tribute Audio Designs in Peterborough, Ontario.
John came by for a listen test of the Fresh Squeeze compressor and within a minute he was ready to purchase the pedal.
Nice Rack Canada recently completed this Axe FX II modeling platform build for a recreational player.
Without a fixed catalogue or criteria for use we engineered a system that offers the user a great deal of flexibility in amp & effects choices with a super easy & expeditious interface for programming and control.
The audio configuration is endlessly reconfigurable with the click of a switch with pristine, studio quality audio and dynamic performance from any of the amp models in the Fractal Audio Systems Axe FX II.
One Control recently partnered with Bjorn Uhl, pedal design mastermind behind the Bearfoot FX and Mad Professor brands.
Bjorn created a vast array of micro effects for One Control's "BJF Series FX".
Our friends at One Control's North American distribution, SF Marketing asked us to build them a pedalboard showcasing One Control's Programmable Switcher, the Crocodile Tail Loop, their Micro Distro Power Solution and the BJF Series FX.
Outlaw Effects is a Micro Effects Pedal company owned by the Canadian firm, SF Marketing.
Nice Rack Canada has come to know SF Marketing to be the standard setting Music Instrument & Pro Audio Distributor in North America.
The Outlaw team recently contacted us about building a new demonstration pedalboard for their entire line up of effects, tuners & power solutions.
A pedalboard system is an investment in your music hardware that should be made carefully and only after much consultation & deliberation.
Nice Rack Canada first met Mass Conception guitarist Joe Cappadocia (aka joey jones) at a guitar show 2 years ago.
Joe left the show newly aware that our shop could make all of his gear fantasies come true and end the gear related headaches.
At Nice Rack Canada we've been super busy crafting some big things, and some big sounding smaller systems.
In the midst of our hectic build schedule we squeezed in some time to put together this compact pedalboard for a local client who was kindly referred to us by the good folks at Steve's Music Toronto.
Fresh from Nice Rack Canada to a Vancouver based guitarist comes this bestowed treasure of tone.
One of our repeat clients wanted to share his playing experience with a relative on the left coast, so he asked us to build up a compact pedalboard for his relative to take to jam nights etc.
Tracking info shows that a certain someone in Vancouver is going to be a very happy player when they get home from work today.
Fresh off the Nice Rack Canada workbenches comes a tour size pedalboard system for guitarist Aaron Marshall of I N T Ξ R V Λ L S.
The new I N T Ξ R V Λ L S album is nearly done, tour dates & rehearsals are booked so it's time to get the gear ready for a global excursion of great tone & virtuoso playing.
Nice Rack Canada recently delivered this Fractal Audio AX8 Pedalboard System to Fractal Audio's Artist in Residence, Mark Day.
We are extremely honored to have the opportunity to build a system for such a nice person, great player and connoisseur of guitar rig hardware.
Just in time for the Victoria Day Weekend comes this Coronation of Guitar Tone in a Nice Rack Canada design, built & programmed pedalboard system.
"After watching the video, listening to the songs and the previously downloaded presets, we scrapped the community sourced presets and started in on building a user library of Blocks in Axe Edit that the client could pull from in future to build new presets as set list choices demanded.
We were able to program individual Axe FX Blocks to accurately model each component in Nigel's analog rig."
Hot off the benches at Nice Rack Canada comes this truckload of tone in a checked luggage configuration.
We whipped up this little beauty of a platform rig this week for our display at the Montreal Stompbox Exhibit this weekend.
"The ability to organize patches into songs and setlists via the laptop is a game changer and with the MastermindGT editor coupled with the Kemper Rig Manager now, Rob can program the rig in a greenroom, a coffee shop, or on a flight.
The NPRN & Sysex capabilities of the MasterMind GT make it a natural companion to the Kemper Profiler, allowing the use to fully take control of the Kemper's thousands of parameters in real time ("Instant Access") control."
Here's a OneControl Crocodile Tail Loop pedalboard system that Nice Rack Canada recently built up for a local player.
Toronto based Jazz guitarist Robb Cappelletto has literally spent his entire life perfecting his playing technique.
The next logical step for Robb was to solidify his collection of tone tools into a nicely packaged system that would sound great, set up & tear down quickly and fit into the smallest footprint possible.
Nice Rack Canada’s first pedalboard system build of the year is going to Aaron Marshall of I N T Ξ R V Λ L S.
Aaron wanted a pedalboard system that would reflect the years of hard work he has put in to getting his career to this point and inspire much new creativity, so we built this monster of a writing rig to help Aaron compose the next I N T Ξ R V Λ L S album.
Merry Christmas to our friends at RJM Music, Atomic Amps & The Custom District! Thanks for the sweet presents!
When two cutting edge electronics companies send you gear on the same day, the natural thing to do is build a rig out of the offerings.
At Nice Rack Canada we strongly believe in the value that a modeling platform can create for a musician.
Since 2010 we’ve been installing & programming Fractal Audio products. Nice Rack Canada is the first choice in Canada for all Fractal Audio related items including, installation, rig packaging, programming & repairs.
A local client of ours wanted a versatile pedalboard that he could take to jam nights where his larger preset based systems wouldn’t be appropriate.
The client wanted the same stellar tone and ergonomics that he has come to know our shop for, while maintaining the greatest degree of “on the fly” adaptability.