FreePlayer Ltd. has announced that FreePlayer is available to Pre-order. Customers Pre-ordering FreePlayer between now and the product release (expected end of July) receive a discount of up to €100 - with deposit of just €50.
FreePlayer, which allows guitarists to control effects by motion and touch, consists of a hardware attachment for the guitar and a software application that hosts VST plug-ins and controls MIDI devices. A Windows version is offered initially, with other operating systems to follow.
The first models to be made available are:
- FreePlayer Pro for Les Paul guitars - pre-order price €299 (normal price €399) - contains a complete set of FreePlayer sensors in an 'easy-fit-kit' pickguard:
- 38x48mm Touchpad (responds smoothly to a pick or a fingernail).
- 3-Axis Motion Sensor (Responds to motion up to 3G - Shock-proof to 10,000G).
- Flexible Light Sensor (Detects light changes in 1000 smooth increments).
- Tactile button array (Five buttons individually shaped for recognition by touch.
- FreePlayer Express - pre-order price €149 (normal price €199) - a universal kit that attaches to most guitars or basses with a simple adhesive pad (included). With a 3-axis Motion Sensor and Tactile Button array, it's all you need to get up and running.
- FreePlayer Express Plus - pre-order price €199 (normal price €249) - all the benefits of FreePlayer Express, with an additional Flexible Light Sensor.
Each FreePlayer unit comes with a USB cable, the FreePlayer software, and is bundled with these VST plug-ins:
- Saltline Audio Solutions: Bachelard, 'Son of a Pitch' and Cadence.
- Voxengo: Boogex.
- MeldaProduction: MFreeVSTBundle: includes MCompressor, MEqualiser, MPhaser, MRingModulator, MFlanger, MTremolo, MVibrato, and many others.
- NDC's Open source VST plugins: Fragmental, and the wonderfully named Reversinator.
- FrettedSynthAudio: FreeAmp3.
Users will be able to download more VST plug-ins and sounds from the FreePlayer SoundStore, including Saltline Audio Solution's previously announced range of plug-ins developed specifically for FreePlayer.