Cooper FX Arcades

90

Engadget Review

Cooper FX Arcades takes what could be a mere gimmick -- game cartridge-like swappable sound cards -- and uses them to plumb the depths of lo-fi guitar effects. While there are some interesting synth-guitar sounds, clean digital delays and reverbs that could cross interstellar space, it’s the warbly, crushed and broken sounds that Arcades truly excels at. And, despite the breadth of options and effects, Arcades is incredibly simple to navigate and even its advanced features are easy to master.

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Cooper FX Arcades review: Plumbing the depths of lo-fi guitar effects
The game console-like cartridge system is no mere gimmick.
Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'BrienOctober 07, 2020

Pros

  • Large selection of effects
  • Excellent and expansive lo-fi guitar sounds
  • Promise of more effects to come
  • Interface is clear and a breeze to master
  • Secondary footswitch / expression pedal / MIDI bring effects to another level

Cons

  • Expansion cards are slightly pricey
  • Some overlap between cards
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Arcades

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