Headrush Prime Guitar FX/Amp Modeler/ Vocal Processor
Whether you’re a solo performer or a guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire, the Headrush Prime’s comprehensive array of guitar effects, amp models, vocal processing effects, and performance features condenses your entire rig into a single easy-to-use pedal! This powerful guitar multi-effect box/amp modeler/vocal processor unit has a massive library of guitar effects, amp/cab sims, microphone emulations, vocal effects IRs, and more. The Headrush Prime is genuinely a 1-pedal solution that replaces just about everything in your stage or studio rig, sans your 6-string and voice. Moreover, its library can be endlessly expanded via Wi-Fi connection to the Headrush Cloud, and there’s even a cutting-edge amp/pedal/IR cloner to create near-indistinguishable digital copies of your existing hardware. Still, that’s only the beginning of the Headrush Prime’s all-encompassing feature set: USB audio interface functionality, Bluetooth connection, a 7-inch touchscreen, 12 adjustable footswitches, an onboard looper, expression pedal, and more cement the Headrush Prime as an absolute must-have multipurpose floor processor unit for the musician looking to swap their convoluted stage rig for the sheer simplicity of a single stage.
Headrush Prime Processor at a Glance:
- 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with intuitive interface
- Realistic and responsive amp, cabinet, and microphone modeling including all new models by Revalver, the recognized innovator of software guitar amp modeling
- Guitar and Bass presets by ChopTones
- Expansive library of guitar and vocal FX, including Antares Auto-Tune®
- Amp Cloner captures the sound of your favorite amp, preamp, distortion pedal, overdrive pedal, or fuzz pedal
- Direct Wi-Fi connection to the HeadRush Cloud for clone sharing, preset sharing, and firmware updates
- Wi-Fi streaming music practice tool makes learning songs easier than ever before
- Bluetooth audio connectivity for playing along with mobile devices
- Powerful custom-designed multicore DSP system with gapless preset switching
- Road-ready steel chassis with durable built-in expression pedal and universal power supply
- 12 footswitches with customizable color LEDs and OLED scribble strip display screens
- Import virtually unlimited guitar and bass cabinet IR files
- Stereo FX loop for integrating external FX pedals and 4 cable method connectivity
- Best-in-class looper with save/load functionality and MIDI Sync
- Record and re-amp via the built-in USB Audio interface (up to 24-bit/96KHz)
Guitar effects, vocals processor, and beyond
Right out of the box, the Headrush Prime comes equipped with a studio-grade smattering of guitar amps, cabinets, and effects, all captured with the utmost authenticity and sonic accuracy. It’s an endlessly inspiring assortment of digitally modeled 6-string hardware, but what sets the Headrush Prime apart from the highly competitive multi-effect pack? Easy — it’s not only a guitar processor, but it’s also a top-class vocal processor complete with a comprehensive suite of vocal effects (including Antares Auto-Tune) and microphone emulations to shape your vocal sound.
Cutting-edge amp modeler
The Headrush Prime is packed to the brim with so many performance features that it can be easy to think of its amp and pedal cloning feature as an afterthought. This is a massive oversight, considering Music Experience’s guitarists find it about the most intuitive and accurate amp modeler on the market today! Simply plug in your preferred device, follow the instructions on the screen, and let the Headrush Prime do the rest. That’s it. You’ll be rewarded with startingly accurate recreations of your favorite traditional amplifiers, with the ability to swap speaker cabs with custom impulse responses. Lastly, the Headrush Cloud’s endless array of user-created clones that can be freely downloaded via Wi-Fi ensures you never run out of inspiring new tones.
Effortless home recording
While the Headrush Prime is a formidable tool for the stage, its onboard 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface functionality makes it perfect for laying down tracks in your home studio. What’s more, the Headrush Prime is just about the perfect re-amping tool: you can easily send your direct tracks out of your computer, through the Headrush Prime’s signal path, and then send the finished track back into your DAW. It’s an incredibly powerful studio trick that eliminates the need to fully commit to a guitar sound during the tracking stage.
Intuitive 7-inch touchscreen
The core of the Headrush Prime’s workflow is its 7-inch touchscreen display, providing you with intuitive access to just about every feature with a swipe, touch, or drag of a finger. From dialing in the most minute parameters of your guitar rig to choosing your ideal vocal mic emulation, this touchscreen allows you to quickly and efficiently explore Prime’s possibilities without a deep, manual-heavy learning curve. Plus, the Headrush Prime’s five modes of operation (Stomp, Rig, Hybrid, Setlist, Song) tailor the pedal’s workflow toward your current needs. Need to take hands-free control? Adjust your preferred parameter using the onboard expression, or glance at the OLED scribble strip to ascertain the current function and status of all 12 footswitches.
Optimize your practice sessions
So, the show’s over, and it’s time to woodshed your chops for the next gig. Luckily, the Headrush Prime is just as adept in the music room as it is on the stage, sporting both a looper and a suite of practice tools to master any piece of music! Songs can be directly loaded into the Prime via Wi-Fi, then slowed down, looped, or pitched up to maximize the efficiency and potential of your woodshedding sessions. In addition, the onboard looper offers a whopping 5 minutes of loop time to jam over, with 20 minutes of layered audio available. Finally, if you want to incorporate a few atmospheric loops into your live performance or studio tracks, loops can be saved and exported, or you can import custom .WAV files to serve as backing tracksg
Extensive I/O capabilities
Considering the Headrush Prime can replace just about everything in your rig besides your guitar and you, it’s only fitting that it’s packed with extensive I/O options ready for any configuration. The Prime’s rear panel features all the guitar multi-effect unit usual suspects. Still, aside from the bog-standard 1/4-inch input, there’s also a combo jack XLR jack with 48V phantom power for condenser microphones. Next, two XLR outputs (with a switchable ground lift) and a 1/4-inch TRS output with a switchable amp/line-level allow you to choose whether you want to go straight into the PA or use the Headrush in conjunction with a traditional amplifier. Factor in the headphone output, 5-pin MIDI I/O, and stereo FX loop, and the Headrush Prime is ready to take on any configuration in the book.
What HeadRush Says…
Featuring an advanced multi-core processor with a huge library of on-board guitar FX, amp, cab and microphone emulations, smart amp/pedal cloning and IR loading, best-in-class looper, and a full suite of vocal FX (including the industry-standard Antares Auto-Tune), the HeadRush® Prime is the most powerful, versatile, and realistic-sounding floorboard FX processor ever. The high resolution and ultra-responsive 7-inch display enables you to touch, swipe, and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit your rigs in an unprecedentedly easy-to-use way.
Your Perfect Guitar and Vocal Sound is Just a Touch Away
The heart of the HeadRush Prime is the 7-inch touch display (Exclusive Patent Pending Technology) and a musician-centric, intuitive user interface – literally touch, swipe, and drag-and-drop to instantly create and edit Guitar, Bass, and Vocal rigs with amazing speed and accuracy. The large display also gives clear feedback when performing live, especially when tweaking tones using the expression pedal in ‘Hands-Free Mode’. Everything about the HeadRush Prime is designed to make it simple, fast, and intuitive to jump right in and create amazing sounding rigs in seconds.
The Easiest Amp and Pedal Cloner Ever
The HeadRush Prime features proprietary next generation cloning technology enabling 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, feel, of your favorite boutique, vintage, and modern amps, pre-amps, distortion pedals, overdrive pedals, and even fuzz pedals. Using the HeadRush Amp Cloner is as simple as connecting your target device to the HeadRush Prime and following the easy directions shown on the 7-inch touch screen. After the cloning process is complete, you can make flexible adjustments such as removing the speaker cabinet sound from an amplifier clone, so that you can use your clone with different cabinet models or impulse responses.
Full Suite of Vocal FX including Authentic Antares Auto-Tune®
HeadRush Prime features a full suite of great sounding and easy-to-use vocal FX including Antares Auto-Tune®. Auto-Tune® is the industry standard in vocal pitch correction due to its ability to correct notes in a natural way. It can also be used as a unique effect, as heard on countless classic and modern hit songs. Used in conjunction with Prime other high-quality vocal FX such as Vocal Harmony, Doubler, Distortion, Delay, and Reverb, it’s never been easier to reproduce a polished studio-quality vocal sound in a live environment.
Durable road-ready steel chassis
Housed in a durable road-ready steel chassis, the HeadRush Prime includes many thoughtful features for use on stage, including incredibly bright color-assignable LEDs and customizable OLED scribble strips that show each of the 12 footswitches’ current assignment and status for each rig. You can even drag-and-drop to create set lists (custom orders of rigs) for your gigs. The HeadRush Prime is a truly convenient and compact way to bring all the best classic vintage and modern gear you will ever need on stages near or far without breaking the bank (or your back).
Complete Library of Guitar/Vocal FX, Amp Clones, IR’s and More!
The HeadRush Prime includes an ever-expanding library of on-board guitar FX, amp, cab and microphone emulations, amp clones, impulse responses, as well as a full suite of vocal FX (including the industry-standard Antares Auto-Tune®)! These are premium emulations of the most cherished guitar and studio gear with unprecedented accuracy and jaw dropping natural dynamic response. This library is expanded on a regular basis via firmware updates (available via onboard Wi-Fi connection, or USB connection to Mac/ PC) that add new features based on user requests and feedback.
Wi-Fi Enabled for HeadRush Cloud Preset Sharing
The HeadRush Prime features an onboard Wi-Fi connection that can connect directly to the all-new HeadRush Cloud via a local Wi-Fi network. The HeadRush Cloud is a free service for all HeadRush users where they can browse, demo, and download exclusive rigs and clones created by the entire HeadRush community, including featured artists. Users can quickly search and filter by the most downloaded and liked rigs, and they can also search by other parameters like genre. The HeadRush Cloud is the ultimate resource for finding out how to quickly craft a tone like your guitar hero or for when you’re just looking for inspiration for creating a new sound.
Learn More Songs and Solos Faster with the Built-In Practice Tool
The HeadRush Prime is the world’s first FX processor with the ability to load songs directly from Dropbox over Wi-Fi for practice or to 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 Prime can also connect and play audio from any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, which opens you up to using many more streaming and digital lesson services. Whether you’re working on transcribing your favorite face-melting guitar solos, expanding your knowledge on chord voicings, or just trying to learn a cover song for your next gig, the HeadRush Prime has everything you need onboard to get the job done quicklyk
Convenient Pedal Modes and Hands-Free Editing
Navigating between different pedal modes has never been easier! Switch between Stomp Mode, Rig Mode, Hybrid Mode, Setlist Mode, or Song Mode on the fly. Just hold down the top-right footswitch to quickly jump between modes. Using the hands-free edit mode, you can adjust any parameter without having to bend over. Hold the footswitch assigned to the model that you want to adjust, select the parameter, and use the on-board expression pedal to fine-tune your settings!
Best-In-Class Looper with Saving and MIDI Sync Functions
The HeadRush Prime features a best-in-class onboard looper that you can use to layer parts during performances or use as a songwriting tool when inspiration strikes. Each loop has a maximum length of 5 minutes and can hold up to a whopping 20 minutes of layered audio at a time! When you’re finished, you can save your loops as .WAV files and export them to your Mac/PC vis USB Transfer Mode for sharing with the world. You can also import .WAV files to use the looper as a backing track player, and you can easily sync the looper to external MIDI devices like drum machines.
Gapless Preset Switching with Reverb/Delay Tail Spillover
The HeadRush Prime’s multi-core processor delivers advanced gapless preset switching utilizing reverb/delay tail spillover, which means that the tails for any reverb or delay effects in your rig can be configured to continue to ring out when changing presets or turning the reverb and delay effects off within the rig itself. When the preset is changed there is no break in the reverb and/or delay signal, making your on-the-fly changes sound fluid and seamless, just like a professional studio recording.
Built-in USB Audio Interface for Recording and Reamping
The HeadRush Prime’s USB connection opens up the world of recording or reamping directly to a computer. When the HeadRush Prime is connected to your computer, you can select and use the HeadRush Prime as a 24-bit 96 kHz audio interface! When choosing the reamp option you can add the tone coloration of an amp to a pre-recorded audio signal—in this case, sending audio from your DAW through the HeadRush Pedalboard and then recording it back into your DAW. Recording professionals around the world know that reamping saves valuable time in the studio, and the HeadRush Prime makes it easier than ever.
Unlimited Tonal Expansion with Third Party IR Support
Out of the box, the HeadRush Prime comes with over 300 perfectly captured impulse responses. These were meticulously created in a studio located in England with some of the most historic guitar cabs from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Orange and more! It’s also simple to load your own third-party IRs via drag-and-drop when connected by USB or directly from Dropbox via the Prime’s built-in WIFI. The HeadRush Prime has virtually unlimited storage for IRs with 1024 and 2048 sample lengths.
All the connections you need
The HeadRush Prime assimilates seamlessly into your current rig with all the connections you need to handle any performance situation. The rear panel of Prime is packed with inputs and outputs, including a ¼-inch input for guitars, Combo XLR+¼-inch input with switchable 48V phantom power for microphones, (2) XLR outputs with switchable ground lift, (2) ¼-inch TRS outputs switchable between amp or line level, a ⅛-inch headphones output, and 5-Pin MIDI input and output connections. The Prime also features an onboard ¼-inch stereo FX loop to integrate pedals and outboard gear at any point in your signal chain and allows for advanced integration into your rig via the four-cable method. Additionally, there is a ¼-inch external amp output that can be used to change between clean and dirty channels or toggle other footswitch settings on a connected traditional guitar amplifier. In addition to the onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth audio connectivity, the Prime also features a USB-A input for importing/exporting files directly from/to a USB drive, as well as connecting external USB-MIDI controllers. The HeadRush Prime unites your existing equipment while opening a world of new sonic possibilities.