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I Know What The Future Of Guitar Amps Is: WiFi-Enabled Amplifiers!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Echo Are, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Echo Are

    Echo Are Member

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    Yep, I was thinking. How about amps with built-in WiFi? Amps with a flashing blue l.e.d. wireless icon on the front panel. Plug a WiFi dongle thingy into your guitar's cable jack, and connect your guitar to your amp digitally, over, say, a club's LAN or over the internet via a broadband hookup, instead of a Nady-type analog wireless rig. I don't know if such a thing will ever see the light of day, but it's just a fun thought I had.

    One cool thing about all this would be, if a band won't let me sit in, and the band's guitarist has a WiFi amp, I could hack into his or her amp from home and play through their rig, suddenly in the middle of a set:eek:.
     
  2. cliffc8488

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    Wi-Fi is packet based and the latency would kill you.

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  3. RDM

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    You better have security on your new WiFi network. I'd hate to hear what you sound like when you get hacked.
     
  4. Echo Are

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    Oh. Crap. That's right. Oh, well.:rolleyes:
     
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    The current batch of digital wireless units (Sennheiser, X2, etc.) work pretty well if you're looking for that sort of thing.
     
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    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    This is correct...
     
  8. Finaldo

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    Using TCPIP for this would be funny. :p
     
  9. PFCG

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    bad idea, nothing works better than a cable. I just wish guitar amps had xlr inputs on them so the cables locked, as well as xlr jacks on guitars so they lock as well. and then you can use nice mic cables! Maybe even speakon jacks.
     
  10. PFCG

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    got posted twice, sorry.
     
  11. iainmc

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    what about bluetooth? or wimedia?

    a class 2 bluetooth v1.2 would have the bandwidth needed. It would be higher than those old style wireless gadgets.

    /i
     
  12. Gumby

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    what about loading effects from your laptop onto your amp before each song?
     
  13. Trout

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    How would you simulate cable capacitance? Would you need a double dongle to use your pedal board?


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    He Said Double Dongle hehe
     

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