The HeadRush Core is a powerful guitar and FX platform that packs a huge library of responsive guitar, bass, and vocal FX along with cutting-edge amp, cab, and mic-emulation technology into a single, compact hardware unit.
With Core, you can not only bring an entire studio’s worth of gear and FX with you, but you can also capture your own analog gear rapidly with the Amp Cloner, letting you convert your own distortion, overdrive, fuzz pedals, amps, and cabs into IR presets; no more lugging your amps and pedals to your next gig.
The advanced HeadRush Core pedal platform sports multicore processing with gapless preset switching and comes packed with potent FX and features including Antares Auto-Tune for vocals, a versatile looper, diverse practice tools, Bluetooth connectivity, and an ever-expanding library of presets that can be updated via onboard Wi-Fi or USB connections.
All these functions are controlled through the convenient 7″ full-color touchscreen, sturdy knobs, and the pedal’s five programmable footswitches with dedicated LEDs.
The plethora of I/O connections ensures you can connect to any expression pedal, PA system, amplifier, microphone, or gear you will need, and the stereo FX loop further expands compatibility with external gear. This durable steel chassis includes a USB cable and a power adapter.
Complete Guitar and Vocal Rig Right at Your Feet
The HeadRush Core includes an ever-expanding library of sounds. These are premium emulations of the most cherished vintage, modern, and boutique guitar gear with unprecedented accuracy and jaw-dropping natural dynamic response.
It features factory presets assembled by guitar sound-designer aficionados ChopTones, and a full suite of great sounding and easy-to-use vocal FX including Antares Auto-Tune.
This library is expanded on a regular basis with firmware updates (available via onboard Wi-Fi connection or USB connection to Mac/PC).
Capture the Authentic Sound of Your Own Gear
Proprietary cloning technology enables you to greatly expand your onboard amp and FX library using real gear. The HeadRush Amp Cloner precisely captures the sound, dynamics, and most importantly, the feel of your favorite amps, preamps, distortion pedals, overdrive pedals, and even fuzz pedals. Cloning your gear is an extremely fast process, with a simple on-screen wizard guiding you through each step.
Intuitive Touch Interface
The heart of the HeadRush Core is a 7″ touch display. Literally, touch, swipe, drag, and drop to instantly create guitar, bass, and vocal rigs with amazing speed and accuracy.
The display also gives clear feedback when performing live, especially when tweaking tones using an external expression pedal in Hands-Free mode.
- Direct Wi-Fi connection to the HeadRush Cloud for easy clone and preset sharing
- Update firmware instantly without connecting to a computer
- Bluetooth audio connectivity for playing along with mobile devices
Looper and Practice Tools
The HeadRush Core has an intuitive looper that can record loops up to five minutes long with 20 minutes of total overdub time. Save and recall loops, and sync with other gear like drum machines via MIDI.
Another feature is the ability to load songs directly from Dropbox over Wi-Fi, so you can practice or learn songs faster. Once a song is loaded, you can loop and slow down tricky sections, as well as change the pitch up or down in semitones to quickly learn songs in new keys.
The Core can also connect to and play audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device, opening up many more streaming options and digital lesson services.
Gig-Ready Hardware with All the I/O You Need
Housed in a durable road-ready steel chassis and loaded with a complete assortment of inputs and outputs, the HeadRush Core is a compact solution for musicians ready for any performance situation.
- XLR mic input with dedicated gain control
- 1/4″ instrument input
- 1/4″ external amp footswitch output
- Expression pedal and expression pedal to switch 1/4″ inputs
- 3.5mm stereo aux input
- Stereo pairs of 1/4″ and balanced XLR outputs
- 3.5mm stereo headphone output
- 1/4″ serial FX loop, capable of supporting the four-cable method
- 5-pin DIN MIDI input and output/thru
- USB-B and USB-A ports for audio interface use and loading models
USB Audio Interface
Along with its role as a pedal platform and modeler, HeadRush Core also provides users with mobile audio interface functionality, letting you record and re-amp directly to your computer.
Supporting up to 24-bit / 96 kHz audio capture, you can record your favorite performances into your computer, and then either tweak those recordings in DAW or export them to your preferred amp and pedal hardware for a convenient and completely portable ramping platform.