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AdrenaLinn III

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Guitarist (UK), March 2009




“...Roger Linn's AdrenaLinn is one of the funkiest, and most powerful, programmable guitar processors out there. ...The new update, however, is immensely powerful.”


"'s the ability to time sync the modulation and filter effects and delays that create the AdrenaLinn's unique groove parts and transform a blank chord progression or riff into something altogether more interesting."


“...If you're into finding new rhythms and textures, the AdrenaLinn III has to be explored. For simple sketch pad ideas, or creating parts both live and in the studio, the AdrenaLinn is unique and inspiring, with plenty of old-style tones and modernistic sounds onboard. If your playing is stuck in a rut, here's something that might unleash your creativity.”


"We dislike: Nothing. It's too much fun!"


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Sound On Sound (UK), October 2008


“...the magic starts to happen when you get one of those compulsive drum rhythms playing along with a sync’ed, sequenced filter, transforming your guitar part into a powerful rhythmic pad or percussion sound. Every preset gives you fresh compositional ideas...”


“...if you’re looking for fresh sounds to liven up rock tracks, or are involved in something more experimental, it is absolutely inspiring.”


“The AdrenaLinn III offers a unique and inspiring approach to rhythmic effects for guitar and has the benefit of some seriously punchy built-in rhythms. There’s nothing like the AdrenaLinn in the hardware market, and you’d be hard pressed to achieve similar results in the software world.”


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Harmony Central (Craig Anderton), Summer 2008


"One of the Hippest Guitar Effects Ever Just Got Better"


"Those using the AdrenaLinn as a "bread and butter" effect as well as for all the cool synched stuff will be delighted with the 40 new and improved amp models (including four bass amps). With the original AdrenaLinn, the models seemed more like an afterthought but that's no longer the case: In addition to offering more variety, the models are much more "responsive" in the sense of responding better as they go into heavier saturation, and don't have the occasional "murkiness" of the originals. There's also a Drive control so you can tailor the sounds better. These models get a major thumbs-up."


“This is one of those rare boxes I literally cannot do without, because not only is it great: There's nothing else like it.”


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Remix, June 2008


“AdrenaLinn III's amp models sound amazing. I own a Line 6 POD XT Live and basically every guitar software title out there, and I was downright impressed with AdrenaLinn III's amp models.”


“Overall, the AdrenaLinn III has a lot to love. The MIDI sync capability is almost worth the price of admission. The modulation and delay effects offer up a limitless well of creative fodder that will no doubt influence the way you play and write. ...if you're looking to create shoegaze-inspired textures or if you're a deft EBow user, you'll find much potential here. The filter and tremolo sequences when combined with the delay are an awesome way to create sonic nirvana.”


“If you're a guitarist or bassist who enjoys venturing toward the experimental, your money will be well spent. You won't find many guitar-effects products that incorporate MIDI and sync capabilities at such a core level.”


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Future Music (UK), March 2008


“At the price, it’s a steal, so if you need guitar-gargling gratification, this new Linn delivers affordably.”


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Electronic Musician, March 2008


“The models in the AdrenaLinn I and II were solid, but the AdrenaLinn III brings them to a new level. The result is far more sensitivity and realism in response to playing dynamics. I was particularly impressed by the authentic response in the level of overdrive that resulted when I adjusted my guitar's volume knob. The new amp models sound excellent either by themselves or in tandem with the Modulation effects.”


“If you're looking for an excellent-sounding and unique effects box for the studio or your guitar rig, you can't go wrong with the AdrenaLinn III...”


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Remix Jan 2008


Annual Technology Awards for 2007 year




Frugal Guitarist (web site), May 2009


“The amp modeling offerings are surprisingly good...The cleaner tones are lively, with excellent sustain and the heavy tones are capable of brutal amounts of chunk...Particularly impressive were the big warm lows of the Marshall JTM-45, the subtle breakup of the Fender Twin, the krang and tight low-end of the Marshall Plexi, and the Diezel VH4, whose ultra smooth breakup and cutting high-end were perfect for lead shredding."


"...the real fun begins when you unlock the magic of the beat-synched modulation effects...Quite simply, the AdrenaLinn III is extremely unique in its approach and is capable of sounds I’ve never heard from another unit...I literally spent hours jamming different time synched effects and barely scratched the surface. You can get almost any sound you can imagine from rhythmically complex stutters to whacked out spaceships ascending into the great beyond, and everything in-between."


"The AdrenaLinn III is a very impressive unit; one that not only provides a vivid aural palette for guitarists to create their tones, but is likely to inspire many to look beyond their typical tonal horizon. It’s no surprise that the AdrenaLinn III has made its way into many professional guitarists’ rigs, including John Mayer and Peter Frampton. In fact, I’m a bit surprised I don’t see it far more regularly."


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Studio Magazine (Sweden), March 2008


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AdrenaLinn II


Guitar One - US - Feb 2005


Guitar Player - US - May 2004


Guitar World - US - Feb 2004


Electronic Musician - US - March 2004 (page 1)

Electronic Musician - US - March 2004 (page 2)

Electronic Musician - US - March 2004 (page 3)


Keyboard - US - Jan 2004


Music Tech - UK - Nov 2003


Guitarist - UK - Nov 2003


Sound On Sound - UK - March 2004 (page 1)

Sound On Sound - UK - March 2004 (page 2)

Sound On Sound - UK - March 2004 (page 3)


Future Music - UK - Feb 2004 (pages 1 and 2)

Future Music - UK - Feb 2004 (page 3)

Future Music - UK - Feb 2004 (page 4)


Music Mart - UK - Jan 2004

Music Mart - UK - Oct 2004 (article on digital modeling)


Total Guitar - UK - Nov 2003


Audio Technology - Australia - Feb 2004 - US dealer - Feb 2004




French language


Recording Musicien - France- Mar 2004


Keyboards - France- Dec 2004


Guitarist- France- Dec 2003




Italian language


Strumenti Musicali - Italy - Dec 2003








Guitar Player - US - Editors Pick Award - May 2002


Electronic Musician - US - review - August 2002

(same review on their site)


Electronic Musician - US - 2003 Editors Choice Award - January 2003


Keyboard - US - Key Buy Award - May 2002


Guitar World - US - June 2002

(same review on their site)


Guitar One - US - Number 1 Award - June 2002


Mix - US - August 2003


Remix - US - July 2002

(same review on their site)


Tech TV - US - March 2002


Guitarist - United Kingdom - October 2002

(same review on their site)


Sound On Sound - United Kingdom - September 2002

(same review on their site)


Future Music - United Kingdom - October 2002


Total Guitar - United Kingdom - October 2002


Canadian Musician - April 2003


Audio Technology Magazine - Australia - Jan 2003

New Zealand Musician - April 2003 (page 1)

New Zealand Musician - April 2003 (page 2)




German language


Gitarre & Bass - Germany - October 2002 (cover)

Gitarre & Bass - Germany - October 2002 (page 1)

Gitarre & Bass - Germany - October 2002 (page 2)

Gitarre & Bass - Germany - October 2002 (page 3)

Gitarre & Bass - Germany - October 2002 (page 4)

Gitarre & Bass - Germany - October 2002 (page 5)


Musician - Germany - April 2003




Spanish language


Musico Pro - July 2002 (page 1)

Musico Pro - July 2002 (page 2)

Musico Pro - July 2002 (translated into English)




Italian language


Strumenti Musicali - Italy (page 1)

Strumenti Musicali - Italy (page 2)

Strumenti Musicali - Italy (page 3)


Chitarre - Italy - October 2002 (page 1)

Chitarre - Italy - October 2002 (page 2)

Chitarre - Italy - October 2002 (page 3)

Chitarre - Italy - October 2002 (page 4)




French language


Guitarist - France - July 2002 (page 1)

Guitarist - France - July 2002 (page 2)





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